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CHRISTOS GAROUFALIS (Greece, Aetoloakarnania, Agrinio b. 1959 / act: Agrinio)

Christos Garoufalis Christos P. Garoufalis was born on 28 July 1959 in Agrinio of Aetoloakarnania, Greece. He took a 4-years course studying drawing and painting in Athens, during which he came into contact with key artists, acquainting himself with their work and philosophy.

In 2005 the Hellenic Post - ELTA released a commemorative set of stamps on the theme of Vine-Wine with an exclusive choice of his works. His work is included in the Dictionary of Greek Artists (Melissa Publications, Athens), and at times has been presented in the following TV shows: Plus & Minus, Co-Pictures, RIK, and ERA3. Since 2003 he has been artistic director of the Artistic Workshop of Agrinio.

Christos Garoufalis presented the following personal exhibitions: Portraits, Hellenic American Union - HAU, Athens (1989); Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1990, 1993); Argo Gallery, Athens (1996, 1999); Triangle Art Gallery, Kifissia (1998); Vines, Gallery of the Port of Thessaloniki (2000); Months - Memories, Attica Bank, Athens (2002); and People's Gazes, Argo Gallery, Athens (2009). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: 16 Painters, Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1994); A Poem - Ten Painted Aspects, Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1994); Municipal Gallery of Rhodes (1994); Argo Gallery, Athens (1994, 1997); Argo Gallery, Nicosia (1994, 1997); 40 Modern Greek Painters, Ermoupoleia, Syros (1995); Greek Artists, UNESCO, Paris (1995); Kreonidis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki (1995); and The Sketch and the Final Work, Gallery Argo, Athens (1996); Wigmore Fine Arts, London (1996); Argo Gallery, Nicosia (1996); Positions & Aspects of Greek Painting, Municipal Gallery, Corfu (1998); Small Size, Argo Gallery, Athens (1998); Triangle Art Gallery, Kifissia (1998); Design, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE, Schwetzingen, Germany (1998); Painting from Greece and Cyprus, Argo Gallery, Limassol (1998); Visual Artists Create and Offer, Argo Gallery, Athens (1999); Art Panorama, Argo Gallery, Athens (1999); Hommage to the Children of Yugoslavia, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE, Athens (1999); Spring - Tribute to Odysseus Elytis, Argo Gallery, Athens (2000); 1st Hellenic Trienale of Engraving by EETE, Pierides Gallery, Glyfada (2000); 30th Anniversary, Argo Gallery, Athens (2000); Shapes & Colors of Easter, Argo Gallery, Athens (2001); May - Spring and Sea, Argo Gallery, Athens (2002); Artists from Aetoloakarnania, Stoa tou Vivliou, Athens (2002); Partner Artists, Neorion Gallery, Agrinio (2004, 2005); 35th Anniversary, Argo Gallery, Athens (2005); Artworks in Small Dimensions, Argo Gallery, Athens (2007); Partner Artists, Neorio Art Gallery, Agrinio, 2007); Love Auction for SOS Children's Villages, Athinais, Athens (2007); Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008); and The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens (2009).

Christos Garoufalis continues to live and work in Agrinio.

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2009]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
TRIANTAFYLLIDIS, KOSTAS Exhibition Catalogue 1990 Galerie Zygos, Athens
ANTONIOU, TAKIS Exhibition Catalogue 1993 Galerie Zygos, Athens
ANTONIOU, TAKIS The Microcosmic Writing of Christos Garoufalis 1994 Dodoni Publishing, Athens, p.435
VLACHOS, MANOLIS Exhibition Catalogue 1996 Argo Gallery, Athens
ALEXIOU, NIKOS Poetry of Colors 16/03/1996 Rizospastis newspaper, Athens
KOUNTOURIDIS, VASSOS A. Christos Garoufalis 1997 Philologiki Protochronia, #54, p.464-465
ARCHIVE Dictionary of Greek Artists 1997 Melissa Publishing, v.A', p.242-243
SCHINA, ATHINA In the Footsteps of the Shadow 1998 Trigono Gallery, Kifissia
SYNODINOU, ANNA Vines 1999 Argo Gallery, Athens
TZEVELEKOU, VASSILIKI The Vine as Traditional Symbol 11/1/1999 Eleftheros Typos newspaper, Athens
SEREZIS, KOSTAS The Essence of Christos Garoufalis' Painting 2000 Thessaloniki Port Authority, Thessaloniki
VLACHOS, MANOLIS Months-Memories 2002 Attica Bank, Athens
PAPPAS, KIKI Christos Garoufalis: Art & Life 2002 Attica Bank, Athens
STAFYLAS, MICHALIS The Visual World of Garoufalis 2002 Riza Magazine, #47
CHRISTOU, CHRYSANTHOS Artists of Aetoloakarnania 2002 I Stoa tou Vivliou, Athens
ADAMOPOULOU, MARY Christos Garoufalis: Visual Fruits for the Months 16/12/2002 The Journal News, Athens
ZISIS, KONSTANTINOS The Painter Christos Garoufalis 10.2008 Epikaira magazine, Aetoloakarnania, #145, p.32-37
VLACHOS, MANOLIS Christos Garoufalis: People's Gazes 2009 Argo Gallery, Athens

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