Artist Bio

 

Mahy Polymeropoulos received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Studio Art from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Literature and English Languages from the University of Maryland. 

 

The artist attended George Mason University, departments of Literature and Art and HB Actors studio NYC and UMD graduate school.

 

Polymeropoulos' works are included at the permanent collections of the Embassy of Greece, the De Chirico museum of Volos and other private collections.   

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=I-57M1fiWz8

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Solo Shows

2018 Consulate General of of Greece NYC 

 

 

2016 - Summer, Installation of 5 welded metal sculptures at Arts Club, DC Garden

2014 - St. George, Light Design Installation, Bethesda, MD

2014 - Art Soiree, Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC

2014 - Mosaic Installation, The Cloisters of Georgetown, DC

2013 - De Chirico Museum, Volos, Greece

2006 - Warehouse Theater Gallery, Washington, DC

2003 - Logo Design for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Washington, DC

2002 - Wayside, Scenery for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Potomac, MD

2001 - Beverly Farms ES, Scenery and stage Installation for "Dinosaur Land", Potomac, MD

1985 - White Hall Recreation Center Exhibition, Bethesda, MD. Private French Club of Georgetown, Washington DC

 
 
Group Shows
 
2017- Consulsate General of Greece, New York, NY
2017- National Museum, Volos, Greece
2016- De Chirico Museum, Volos, Greece
2016 - 100 Canvasas for 100 Years, Washington, DC
2015/16 – Maryland Agricultural Research Center, Baltimore, MD
2015 – Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Interior Design (with knoll furniture) Washington, DC
2015 – Four Seasons, Washington, DC 
2013/14 – Arts Club Group Exhibition, Washington, DC
2012 – Spilsbury Gallery, Washington, DC 
2012 – National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington, DC
2007 – The Herman Maril Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, DC
1983 – George Mason University Student Union, Fairfax, Virginia
1994 – St. George Hall, Bethesda, MD
 
Installations
2017 Georgetown University Lombardi Institute 
 
2016 - Concrete sectional amphitheater, Potomac, Maryland

 

Art Memberships

 
The artist is a member of the Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
 
The President's Circle of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
 
Executive Board of the Washington Sculptors Group
 
Membership at following institutions:
MOMA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Whitney Museum
AU Katzen Museum 
GW Luther Brady Foundation 
WPA
Arts Club of DC
Kreeger Museum,
 
 
Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt, NGA 2016
Stylus, UMD 2007
Not all that I wanted to say, GMU 2003
 
 

Artist's Statement

Mahy Polymeropoulos' post-fauvist and abstract oeuvre employs intense color as a means to express light and space, her artistic practice operates in an idiosyncratic atmosphere where the artist's emotional state, unconscious and personal inner vision become the vocabulary for her to express and communicate subtle and complex narratives that redefine notions of form and pure color.

 

Her paintings are inspired by nature, the human body, sound and rhythm, while her current work employs diverse media (painting, sculpture, installation) to research on notions of survival and humanism. Polymeropoulos' often explores the border between painting and photography in her attempt to emulate nature, and primarily she works with metal, wire, wood, concrete, yarn, fabric and oil painting so as to poetically blend reality with imagination, darkness with light and surface with depth.

 

 

 

                                                                                                        Artistic Statement (GR)

 

Επαναφέροντας στην επιφάνεια και δημιουργώντας εκ νέου την πραγματικότητα εκπληρώνω την ανάγκη μου να διερευνήσω και να εκφράσω τον εσωτερικό μου κόσμο, ζώντας με έναν πιο συνειδητό τρόπο. Η ζωγραφική και η αναδημιουργία από τη φύση γίνεται όπως η μεταβολή της φωτογραφίας σε αργή κίνηση. Πάντα η παρούσα εργασία μου με οδηγεί στην επόμενη σειρά έργου. Όλα τα χρησιμοποιούμενα μέσα είναι συνδεδεμένα με ένα εφήμερο θέμα. Πχ: όνομα σειράς 1) Επιβίωση: περιλαμβάνει αποκλειστικά χειροποίητα αντικείμενα  Τα υλικά χρήσης για την εγκατάσταση γλυπτών περιλαμβάνουν μέταλλο, σύρμα, σκυρόδεμα, ξύλο και ύφασμα. Κοινή γνώση: "αποτέλεσμα της διαδικασίας του πάγου της εξέλιξης είναι η ομορφιά, ομορφιά που κρατάμε σαν θησαυρό". Δηλώσεις: Οι καλές τέχνες είναι ένας οδηγός για το φως, όπως «Η ζωγραφική είναι ο ήλιος μου» για τριάντα  χρόνια. Eπιτυχημενοι, καλογουστοι συγχρονοι καλλιτεχνες μπορουν να αναζητησουν εμπνευση στο πνευματικο εργο θεολογων.

 

 

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