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ANDREAS GOLFINOPOULOS (Greece, Corinth, Lykoporia b. 1943 / act: Athens & Lykoporia)

Andreas Golfinopoulos 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). He has held twenty-three personal exhibitions in Greece, Europe and USA. He has also participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, winning various distinctions. During 1975-1977 he taught drawing and color at the Athens Technological Organization (Doxiadis), and to this day he teaches color at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. He is Professor in the Department of Decorative Arts, at the School of Graphic Art and Design. His most importany commissions to date include: White Cypress Tree (1994), a sculpture 9.80m tall, at Sarandapihiotika, Corinth; Monument of Eternal Sacrifice and Love for Man (1998), a sculpture 6.90x46m, at Rozena, Corinth.

Andreas Golfinopoulos presented the following personal exhibitions: Sculpture & Ceramics, Ansdell Gallery, London, England (1973); Tholos Gallery, Athens (1974); Sculpture & Ceramics, Ora Cultural Center, Athens (1975); Kreonides Gallery, Athens (1976); East Gallery, Athens (1979); Dada Gallery, Athens (1980); Dance, South West State University Gallery, Texas, USA (1981); Dada Gallery, Athens (1982, 1983); Bechraki Gallery, Corinth (1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1995); Erotic Stones, Athens Art Gallery, Athens (1985); Anemos Gallery, Athens (1987); Andreas Golfinopoulos: Retrospective, Athens Art Gallery, Athens (1989); Female Cloud, Athens Art Gallery, Athens (1993); Images and Visions, Kreonides Gallery, Athens (1999); Painting & Sculpture, Municipal Gallery of Corinth (2000); Morfogenesis I, Titanium Gallery, Athens (2006); and Morfogenesis II; Anemos Art Gallery, Athens (2007); and Painting & Microsculpture, 2008 Municipal Gallery of Corinth (2008). Golfinopoulos' artworks can be found at the following public institutions: The American College of Greece, Athens; Bank of Nova Scotia, Athens; Greek Embassy, London; Hellenic Ministry of Culture; Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki; National Gallery & Alexander Soutzos Museum; Municipal Gallery, Corinth; the Vorres Museum, Peania.

Andreas Golfinopoulos currently divides his creative time between Athens and Lykoporia.

[Megakles Rogakos 03/2008]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
STEFANIDIS, MANOS Erotic Stones 1985 Athens Art Gallery, Athens
VASSILOPOULOS, VIVI Retrospections 1987 Athens Art Gallery, Athens
PAPADOPOULOU, BIA & CHRISTOU, CHRISTOS Female Cloud 1993 Athens Art Gallery, Athens
PAPADOPOULOU, BIA & CHOLEVAS, NIKOS Images and Visions 1999 Kreonidis Gallery, Athens
PAPADOPOULOU, BIA & KOLOKOTRONIS, YANNIS Morfogenesis I 2006 Titanium Art Gallery, Athens
KOKKINI, LENA Andreas Golfinopoulos: Morfogenesis II 2007 Anemos Art Gallery, Athens
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Andreas Golfinopoulos: The Artist's Lykoporia 2008 Municipal Gallery, Corinth

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