Andreas Golfinopoulos
 
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PORTFOLIOS:
RETROSPECTIONS
(Paintings 1987-1989)
FEMALE CLOUD
(Paintings 1991-1992)
IMAGES AND VISIONS
(Paintings 1994-1999)
MORPHOGENESIS
(Paintings 2002-2004)
PORTRAITS OF THE SKY
(Paintings 2005-2017)
MICROSCULPTURE
(Sculptures 1991-2017)
COMMISSIONED ART
(Various art 1970-2017)

Artist Bio

Andreas Golfinopoulos was born on 8 December 1943 in Lykoporia of Corinth, Greece. He studied first at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1965-1970) under Nikos Nikolaou and Yannis Moralis, and then at Middlesex University, London (1970-1973) microsculpture and ceramics.

From 1975 to 1977 he taught drawing and colour at the Athens Technological Organization - ATO of Constantinos A. Doxiadis. From 1977 to 2010 he taught colour at the Technological Educational Institute - TEI of Athens. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Decorative Arts, at the School of Graphic Art and Design of the aforementioned TEI. His most importany commissions to date include: “White Cypress Tree,” made of cement and white marble, 10 metres tall, at Sarandapihiotika, Corinth (1994); “Monument of Eternal Sacrifice and Love for Man,” with stone, limestone, marble and granite, 7 metres tall and 46 metres wide, at Rozena, Corinth (1998); and “Great Mermaid” with cast aluminium, 1 metre tall and 3 metres wide, for the pool of George and Dimitra Stamatakis, Athens (2010).

He works in Athens and Lykoporia, Greece.

AWARDS:
  • 1970 1st Prize in Ceramics, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece
  • 1973 Honorary Distinction in P. Vyzantios Competition, Athens, Greece


PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:
  • 2015 Municipal Gallery, Korinthos
  • 2008 Municipal Gallery, Korinthos
  • 2007 Anemos Art Gallery, Athens
  • 2006 TITANIUM Gallery, Athens
  • 2000 Korinthos Municipal Gallery, Korinthos
  • 1999 Kreonides Gallery, Athens
  • 1995 Bechraki Gallery, Korinthos
  • 1993 Athens Gallery, Athens
  • 1991 Bechraki Gallery, Korinthos
  • 1989 Athens Gallery, Athens
  • 1988 Bechraki Gallery, Korinthos
  • 1987 Anemos Gallery, Athens
  • 1986 Bechraki Gallery, Korinthos
  • 1985 Athens Gallery, Athens
  • 1984 Bechraki Gallery, Korinthos
  • 1983 Dada Gallery, Athens
  • 1982 Dada Gallery, Athens
  • 1981 South West University Gallery, TX, USA
  • 1980 Dada Gallery, Athens
  • 1979 EAST Gallery, Athens
  • 1976 Kreonides Gallery, Athens
  • 1975 Ora Gallery, Athens
  • 1974 Tholos Gallery, Athens
  • 1973 Ansdell Gallery, London, England


INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:
  • 1999 Pasadena State College Gallery, CA, USA
  • 1982 EU Exhibition of New Artists, Athens Odeon, Greece
  • 1973 Building Centre, London, UK
  • 1971 Olympia, London, UK
  • 1968 Ibiza Biennale, Spain


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
  • 1997 PAPOK, Gazi Exhibition Hall, Athens
  • 1984 Adenor Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1973 12th Panellenic Exhibition, Athens
  • 1973 P. Vyzantios Competition, Athens
  • 1969 10th Panhellenic Exhibition, Athens
  • 1968 British Council, Athens
  • 1967 Hellenic-American Union, Athens
  • 1967 9th Panhellenic Exhibition, Athens


COMMISSIONS:
  • 2010 Painting for the residence of G. and D. Stamatakis, Penteli, Greece
  • 2009 Relief in cast aluminum for the residence of G. and D. Stamatakis, Penteli, Greece
  • 2000 Project for the residence of V. and L. Antoniades, Melissi, Greece
  • 1998 Sculpture for Evrostini Municipality, Greece
  • 1994 Sculpture for Evrostini Municipality, Greece
  • 1993 Evrostini Municipality pediments ,Greece
  • 1991 Decorative Compositions for a Private Residence, Athens Greece
  • 1978 Decorative Compositions for a Private Residence , Antikyra, Greece
  • 1976 Decorative Compositions for a Private Residence, Maroussi, Greece
  • 1975 Painting Composition for Athens University Campus, Greece
  • 1970 Ceramic Compositions for a Private Residence, Piraeus, Greece
  • 1969 Masks for Lysistrata & Oedipus for Karolos Koun Art Theatre, Greece


REVIEWS:
  • 2015 Megaklis Rogakos - "THE BENEFACTION OF A SPECIAL ARTIST" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 2015 Bia Papadopoulou - "SITES OF MEMORY" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 2008 Megaklis Rogakos - "THE ARTIST'S LYKOPORIA" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 2007 Megaklis Rogakos - "PORTRAIT OF THE SKY"
  • 2007 Lena Kokkini - "THE WORLD OF ANDREAS GOLFINOPOULOS" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 2006 Yannis Kolokotronis - "ARTIST OF TIME EXPERIENCED" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 2006 Bia Papadopoulou - "TRANSMUTATIVE STORIES" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 2000 Roi Markou - KORINTHIAKI PORIA, issue # 24, p. 12
  • 2000 Yiota Chioti - PROINI KORINTHOU, 21/1/2000, p. 14
  • 2000 Paulina Bechraki - ZOI KORINTHOU, 7/1/2000, p. 18
  • 2000 Erga ke Idees - EPENDYTIS, 8/1/2000, p. 43
  • 2000 Ikastika - ELEFTHEROTYPIA, 8/1/2000
  • 2000 Paulina Bechraki - ZOI KORINTHOU, 7/1/2000, p. 16
  • 1999 Paulina Bechraki - ZOI KORINTHOU, 28/12/1999, p. 18
  • 1999 Paulina Bechraki - ZOI KORINTHOU, 15/12/1999, p. 18
  • 1999 Paulina Bechraki - ZOI KORINTHOU, 15/12/1999, p. 14
  • 1999 Maria Tsilimidou - EPENDYTIS, 10/1/1999
  • 1999 Protasis - ISOTIMIA, 10/1/1999, p. 22
  • 1999 Mania Apostolopoulou - AKROPOLIS, 10/1/1999
  • 1999 Ikastika - IMERISIA, 7/1/1999
  • 1999 Ikastika - KERDOS, 9/1/1999
  • 1999 Ikastika - O LOGOS, 7/1/1999
  • 1999 Ikastika - DIVA, February 1999
  • 1999 Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan - LIVING, February 1999
  • 1999 Virginia Katsouna - DIVA, January 1999
  • 1998 Bia Papadopoulou – "IMAGES AND VISIONS" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1998 Nikos Cholevas – "THOUGHTS ON THE ART OF GOLFINOPOULOS" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1993 Ikastika - ΕΝΑ, March 1993
  • 1993 Ikastika - IKONES, 30/3/1993, p. 31
  • 1993 Christos Christou - SPITI KE PIOTITA ZOIS. March 1993
  • 1992 Bia Papadopoulou – "ON A NEW ROAD" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1992 Christos Christou – "THE ART OF GOLFINOPOULOS" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1989 Ikastika - KIRIAKATIKI, 16/4/1989
  • 1989 Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan - KATHIMERINI, 7/4/1989, p. 2
  • 1989 Maria Maragou - ELLE, Απρίλιος 1989
  • 1989 Stelios Lydakis - VRADYNI, 4/4/1989
  • 1987 Politismos-Technes - I PROTI, 16/3/1987, p. 27
  • 1987 Vivi Vasilopoulou - "RETROSPECTIONS" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1987 Ikastika - I EVDOMI, 22/3/1987, p. 45
  • 1986 Argyris Katoufas - KORINTHIAKA CHRONIKA, 25/2/1986
  • 1985 Manos Stefanidis – "ON THE PAINTING OF GOLFINOPOULOS" (exhibition catalogue)
  • 1985 H. Kambouridis - TA NEA, 31/9/1985
  • 1985 H. Kambouridis - TA NEA, 7/10/1985
  • 1985 Vivi Vasilopoulou - IKASTIKA, December 1985
  • 1981 THE UNIVERSITY STAR (Texas, USA), 1/10/1981
  • 1981 SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD (Texas, USA), 5/10/1981
  • 1981 SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS (Texas, USA), 8/10/1981
  • 1981 Spotlight - NEW BRAUNFELS (Texas, USA), 22/10/1981
  • 1981 SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD (Texas, USA), 7/10/1981
  • 1981 SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD (Texas, USA), 23/9/1981
  • 1981 LIGHT SAN ANTONIO (Texas, USA), 30/9/1981
  • 1981 SEGUIN GAZETTE (Texas, USA), 30/9/1981
  • 1980 Ekthesis - TO VIMA, 2/12/1980
  • 1980 Ikastika - TA NEA, 22/12/1980
  • 1980 Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan - KATHIMERINI, 14/12/1980
  • 1980 Eleni Palladiou - MESIMVRINI, 10/12/1980
  • 1980 Exofyllo - ATHINORAMA, 8/6/1980, issue # 138
  • 1980 Ikastika - ATHINORAMA, 23/3/1980, issue # 127
  • 1976 Diana Antonakatou - AKROPOLIS, 10/11/1976
  • 1976 Efi Andreadi - TA NEA, 13/11/1976
  • 1976 Veatriki Spiliadi - KATHIMERINI, 11/11/1976
  • 1976 Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan - KATHIMERINI, 18/11/1976
  • 1976 Ekthesis - O TACHIDROMOS, 20/11/1976
  • 1974 Stelios Lydakis - VRADYNI, 2/7/1974
  • 1976 Ikastika - TA NEA, 4/7/1974
  • 1974 Veatriki Spiliadi - ZYGOS, May-June 1974, issue # 8
  • 1974 Diana Antonakatou - IMERISIA, 9/7/1974
  • 1973 Ikastika - TA NEA LONDON, 16/2/1973, p. 7
  • 1973 Ekthesis - TA NEA, 3/3/1973
  • 1970 K. Mereneos - TO VIMA, 16/6/1970
  • 1968 K. Mereneos - TO VIMA, 20/4/1968
  • 1967 Efi Andreadi - TA NEA, 9/4/1967
  • 1967 Tonis Tsirbinos - VRADYNI, 7/4/1967
  • 1967 M. Paraskevaidis - TA NEA, 23/3/1967


COLLECTIONS, MUSEUMS, GALLERIES:
  • Athens National Art Gallery
  • Thessaloniki Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  • Korinthos Municipal Gallery
  • London Greek Embassy
  • American College of Greece, Athens
  • Nova Scotia Bank, Athens
  • Private Collection X. Antoniou
  • Private Collection T. Venetsianou
  • Private Collection I. Vorres
  • Private Collection M. Giokas
  • Private Collection G. Kostopoulos
  • Private Collection G. Stamatakis
  • Private Collection Vassilis Antoniadis
   
 




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