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Maria Giannakaki

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Light Boxes
25 x 24cm

This unity that has something from  the air of the East concentrates in a creative way my travels, my love and my artistic presence in China. 

I present  unique boxes in which my painting take a little transcendent dimensions.They are  art vintage objects that become a part of our everyday life and they can also take even a functional  application. 

My light boxes are unique pieces that can be combined and coexisted. They emerge from a process where the result consists of two surfaces. 

The first is the processed fabric or the printing, and the second is the painted rice paper. The light shows the painted slides. Each bright box arise dimensions, often unpredictable even for me. The ultimate result is mystery, charm, plaything. In fact, it is an invitation to a remote place that reminds East.

Born in Athens in 1958. She studied painting under P. Tetsis and mosaic under G. Kolefas at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1977-1982). She furthered her education on a scholarship from the Greek State at the Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China, where she received a postgraduate degree in the techniques of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy (1983-1985). Her first solo exhibition was held in Beijing (1986, Beijing Artists’ Gallery). Along with painting, she is also involved in book illustrations and book cover design. From 1985 until the present day she has participated in a significant number of group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, China, Egypt, India et al. 

Solo exhibitions

  • 1986    Beijing Artists’ Gallery, Beijing
  • 1987    Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
  • 1989    Chryssothemis Gallery, Athens
  • 1990    Mylonoyanni Art Gallery, Chania
  • 1991    Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
  • 1992    Astrolavos Gallery, Piraeus
  • 1992    Ariadne Art Gallery, Heraklion, Crete
  • 1995    Terracotta Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 1995    Ariadne Art Gallery, Heraklion, Crete
  • 1995    Mylonoyanni Art Gallery, Chania
  • 1996    Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
  • 1997    Terracotta Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 2000   Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
  • 2000   TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 2002   Mylonoyanni Art Gallery, Chania
  • 2002   Ariadne Art Gallery, Heraklion, Crete
  • 2003   TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki 
  • 2006   Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
  • 2007   TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 2007   Galerie Aliquando, Paris
  • 2007   Oionos Gallery, Karditsa
  • 2008   Festam Festival, Toulouse
  • 2009   Galerie Aliquando, Paris
  • 2010    Galerie Theorema, Brussels
  • 2011    TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 2013    Technohoros Art Gallery, Athens
  • 2013    TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki
  • 2013    Oionos Gallery, Karditsa
  • 2014    Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
  • 2016    Skoufa Gallery, Athens