Maria Modopoulos

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Maria Modopoulos

BIOGRAPHY

Maria Modopoulos makes paintings, installations and video productions. Over the years she has produced paintings in oil and acrylic paint covering various subjects of inspiration. A portrait painter since quite a young age, Modopoulos is currently exhibiting a series of Dolly Parton paintings in a solo show titled "Hello Dolly". Originals as well as prints, postcards and books are for sale at the show. Print sale proceeds will be donated to the Dollywood Foundation Imagination Library. To purchase a variety of merchandise, visit Maria's shop on Fine Art America or visit Maria's Facebook page at Maria Modopoulos Art.

Modopoulos has also been exploring the concept of surveillance, often creating work using captured images from worldwide public surveillance cameras. Now part of every day life, cameras document our every move, but they also allow us to travel the world virtually. Her most recent paintings – "A Virtual Journey" – are characterized by the use of these captured moments, which depict the aesthetic of the subject matter while commenting on contemporary society. Capturing these moments is not happenstance, but the result of numerous visits – watching and constantly photographing to absorb the essence of each destination.

Maria Modopoulos was born in Kastoria Greece, and raised in Toronto Canada. She was awarded a three-year scholarship to study at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), following which she studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art. With certificates in Theatrical Performance, Screenwriting and Independent Filmmaking, Modopoulos has written a feature film and produced several short films. In 2014, she completed a BFA in Integrated Media at OCAD University. Modopoulos was also on the executive committee in the role of Exhibition Chairperson for the Art Guild of Scarborough for four years.

2017 Art Guild of Scarborough Spring Show 2017 Art Guild of Scarborough Spring Show 2017 Don Valley Art Club Spring Show 2017 Art Guild of Scarborough Arthur Show 2017 Art in the Beach Fall Show 2017 Alive With Art Summer Show 2017 Scarborough Arts Spectacular Celebrations Show and Big Book – Juror's Choice for Bouzouki Legend 2017 Scarborough Arts Spectacular Celebrations Show and Big Book – Juror's Choice for Bouzouki Legend 2016 Don Valley Art Club Fall Show 2016 Beach Guild of Fine Art Fall Show 2016 Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Show 2016 Arthur Show – Honourable Mention for Dolly 2016 Art Guild of Scarborough Spring Show - Juror's Choice for Myrtle Beach 2016 Don Valley Arts Club Spring Show – Mac Murdock Award of Excellence Portrait for Dolly Parton in Concert Dollywood 2015 Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Show – Best Pastel Award for Vangsnes Norway 2016 Don Valley Art Club Spring Show - Mac Murdock Award of Excellence Potrait for Dolly Parton in Concert Dollywood 2015 Don Valley Art Club Fall Show 2015 Art Guild of Scarborough Spring Show - Award for Best Small Painting for Unknown Location 2014-10-25 19:55 2011 Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Show - Award of Merit for Polar Bear 2011 Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Show - Award of Merit for Polar Bear 2012 Art Guild of Scarborough Spring Show - Award for Best Oil Paining - Galapagos 2012 Art Guild of Scarborough Spring Show - Award for Best Oil Painting - Galapagos 2012 Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Show - Award of Merit for Melissa Etheridge oil painting 2012 Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Show - Award of Merit for Melissa Etheridge oil painting 2014 Arthur Free Spirit Show - Thirsty

EXHIBITS AND AWARDS

2017 Beach Guild of Fine Art, Art in the Beach Fall Show, Toronto

2017 Alive With Art , Harrison Properties, Toronto

2017 Beach Guild of Fine Art, Spring Show, The Gardener’s Cottage, Toronto

2017 Don Valley Art Club, Spring Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto (Honourable Mention – “Leonard Cohen – Canadian Legend”)

2017 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show, (Best Oil Painting – “Blue Fairy 2”)

2017 Scarborough Arts, Spectacular Celebrations and Big Book, Papermill Gallery, Toronto (Juror's Choice – "Bouzouki Legend")

2016 Don Valley Art Club, Fall Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto

2016 Beach Guild of Fine Art, Fall Show, Toronto

2016 Art Guild of Scarborough, Fall Group Show

2016 Arthur Show, Studio 888, Toronto (Honorable Mention – "Dolly")

2016 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show (Juror's Choice – "Myrtle Beach")

2016 Don Valley Art Club, Spring Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto (Mac Murdock Award of Excellence Portrait – "Dolly Parton in Concert Dollywood")

2016 Scarborough Arts – Enroute Show and Big Book, Papermill Gallery, Toronto (2 Juror's Choice – "Pula Croatia" and "Vangsnes Norway"

2015 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show (Best Pastel - Award for "Vangsnes Norway")

2015 Don Valley Art Club, Fall Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto

2015 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show (Best Small Painting - Award for "Unknown Location 2014-10-25 19:55")

2014 Art Guild of Scarborough, Fall Group Show

2014 Arthur Free Spirit, Annual Show, Gold's, Toronto

2014 OCAD Grad Show, Toronto "Exhibit Observitude" Immersive Installation

2014 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show

2013 Art Guild of Scarborough, Fall Group Show

2013 Arthur Free Spirit, Annual Show, Gold's, Toronto

2013 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show

2012 Art Guild of Scarborough, Fall Group Show (Honourable Mention - Award of Merit for "Melissa Etheridge")

2012 Art Guild of Scarborough, Spring Group Show (Best Oil Painting - Award for "Galapagos")

2011 Art Guild of Scarborough, Fall Group Show (Honourable Mention - Award of Merit for "Polar Bear")

2006 Upstream People Gallery, Faces VIII Exhibition (Special Recognition Award for "Deja Vu")

Juror Statement: "Maria Modopoulos is a master painter. Her handling of paint is flawless. All of her works are astounding and beautifully developed. "Déjå Vu" shows her imaginative abilities. This work is fascinating considering the situation of thinking something has happened exactly as before. This is an awesome painting!"

2005 Period Gallery, Photographic Process V Exhibition

2003 Period Gallery, Beautiful Exhibition (Special Recognition Award for "Thirsty")

2003 Dykeversity Group Show, Toronto

2002 XTRA Showcase Gallery, Solo Show "For the Love of Women", Toronto

1980 Danforth Library, Toronto

1980 OCA, Toronto

1979 OCA, Toronto

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