Over the years Modopoulos has produced paintings in oil, acrylic paint and pastels covering various subjects of inspiration. She is currently exploring acrylic fluid painting in a series titled “Fluid & Flight”.
A portrait painter since quite a young age, Modopoulos recently created a series of Dolly Parton paintings titled "Hello Dolly". This series exhibited in June 2018 as a solo show at Studio 888 in Toronto. Proceeds from the sale of prints and merchandise will be donated to the Dollywood Foundation Imagination Library, which promotes literacy.
Modopoulos has also explored surveillance, often creating work using captured images from worldwide public web cameras. This series titled "A Virtual Journey" is a comment on contemporary society and 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 also served on the executive committee for four years in the role of Exhibition Chairperson for the Art Guild of Scarborough.
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