Bio

Maro Theodorou was born in Kalambaka in 1982. She lives and works in Kalambaka, Greece. Since 2003 she runs her own studio and art gallery where she exhibits her work as well as that of other artists.

 

STUDIES:

2005 - 2012 M.F.A. - Athens School of Fine Arts (Sculpture)


2008 - 2009  "Project realisation" Konstantinos Tarkasis Ceramics School


2007 - 2008  Course in Materials Science & Technology, Konstantinos Tarkasis Ceramics School, Athens


2005 - 2007 Mountain Guide Diploma, IEK (public institute of vocational training), Kalambaka


2000 - 2001 School of Ceramics, Stavroupoli Municipality, Thessaloniki (under municipal scholarship)


1998 - 2001 ΤΕΕ Public School of Ceramics, OAED (Manpower Employment Organization), Oraiokastro, Thessaloniki

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2015 TORA (Now), group exhibition, Alma Gallery, Trikala, Greece

2014 7°International  Ex Libris Competition,  Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago Poetry, Music from Heart, for the  450° Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, Italy

2000-2014 She has participated in 40 group exhibitions of sculpture, painting, and ceramics in Greece and abroad


2007-2013 Participates in the National Exhibition of artistic pottery PECA Maroussi Athens



2014 Group exhibition 'Images of the Sea' a collaboration of PERSEUS project (Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research for the e Southern European Seas) and the Career Office of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition space, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens


2013 Group exhibition, Eco Art Festival exhibition Tra(n)shformation - the unnecessary & the elaborate, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.


2013 Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, USA.


2012 Ceramic trails, Group exhibition of contemporary ceramics, old Arsakeio Patras


2012 Love in the Age of Social Media, '' Metropolis Magazine ''


2012 Group exhibition of pottery, Arts Center, park of Liberty, Athens


2010 Mixed Artists, Visual Search Gallery, Athens


2009 Group exhibition, Why Cinema Now? 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation building, Thessaloniki


2009 "With soil & Water"Orpheus Gallery 20 Xanthi


2008 Group exhibition Fruits of Nature, Eco Art Festival, Cultural Center Melina Mercouri


2008 '' Arcevia Centro Culturale S.Francesco '', Ancona, Italy


2008 XV Premio Internazionale di Scultura 'Porta Venezia', Milan, Italy


2006 Group exhibition, Le Haillan, Bordeaux, France.

 

WORKSHOPS:

2003 - 2010  She has participated in many workshops with artists from Germany, Italy, Turkey, Slovenia and Greece


2009 With soil and water, Organization Mohammad Ali Institute and Centre for Contemporary Ceramics K. Karakitsos Kavala


2008 Workshop Sculpture ΑΣΚΤ Participation And School of Fine Arts in Milan, building arts, Delphi


2007 Workshop Sculpture, Fine Arts Participation and School of Fine Arts Berlin Fine Arts building, Rethymnon Crete

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2014 Recycle Bin sculpture included in Lark Crafts publication «500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2" (500 best works in clay worldwide), published in February 2014 by the American Sterling Publishing Co.

 

DISTINCTIONS-AWARDS

2013 She received a distinction in the Lark Crafts competition «500 Figures in Clay» with her work Recycle Bin.


2001 She received 2 awards from the Melina Merkouri Foundation for aesthetic and creative achievement.


She is a member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2016- 2018 Special Education Professor in art in public secondary schools

2013 - 2015 Professor freehand drawing and art history in public vocational woodwork school Kalambaka (unique in Greece).


2009 - 2014 Teacher of drawing, painting and ceramics, Kastraki Art Studio, Kalambaka, Greece


2009 - 2014 Active member of the Kalambaka theater group Epi Stagon, where she works as a set designer and co-organizer of artistic events

2014 Professor of Drawing in public elementary schools within the Greek National Education System, Trikala, Greece


2013 Fund-raising art exhibition for Ark of the World, (non-profit association in support of disadvantaged children).

2013 Curator for opening of permanent exhibition, Folklore Museum of Malakasi, Metsovo

2013 Set Design and catalogue design for the theatre play Senzas by Pantelis Horn, Epi Stagon theater group

2013 Curator for the Pavlos Balogiannis exhibition, Portrayal of Meteora, Kalambaka

2012 She is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts-Greece

2008 - 2009   She worked as an assistant to sculptor Venia Dimitrakopoulou and Theodore Papagianni.

Works for special construction with the architect S.Tserga and decorator K. Margaritoglou

 

WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

City of Rhodes Modern Greek Art Museum, Rhodes, Greece
Malaki Center of Ceramics, Volos, Greece