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Maria Karametou is a mixed media artist who has exhibited locally, nationally and

internationally including at The Ludwig Museum for International Art, Aachen, Germany;

The Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; The National Gallery of

Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Apartman Projesi, Istanbul Turkey; Trito Mati Gallery,

Athens, Greece; Elite Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf,

Germany; Ayse Taki Gallery Istanbul, Turkey, among many others.

 

In the U.S. her work has been shown at The National Museum of Women in the

Arts, Washington, D.C.; The Holter Museum, Montana; The John Elder Gallery, New

York, N.Y.; The Shiva Gallery, New York, N.Y.; The Baltimore Museum; The North

Dakota Museum; The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Montana Museum; The

Danville Museum (VA); The Portsmouth Museum (VA); The Harper Collins Gallery, New

York, N.Y; Comus Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Selby Gallery, Sarasota, Florida; J. Scott

Gallery, Johnson, Vermont, among numerous others. Karametou has also exhibited

extensively in the Washington D.C. area where she lives, including at the C. Grimaldis

Gallery (Baltimore); the Ellipse Arts Center; the Arlington Arts Center; Flashpoint;

Warehouse Gallery; Washington Square; the McLean Project for the Arts; the

Washington Project for the Arts; Maryland Art Place; the Baltimore- Washington

International Airport; School 33 Art Center; Gallery 10, etc., and was represented by

Gallery K from 1987 until its’ closing in 2003. Other gallery representations have

included the C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD and Trito Mati Gallery, Athens, Greece.

 

International collaborative projects include “Penelopeia”, sponsored by the

Presidency of the European Union; being a visiting artist at the international symposium

“Earth” at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos Island, Greece; and

originating and curating “Converging Parallels” in collaboration with Turkish artist Biret

Tavman. Other international collaborations include the “Vegoritis” Project in Greece in

(Summer 2015), and organizing “EcoReflections” in partnership with artist C. Demir,

which will be presented at Resim ve Heykel Müzesi Galerisi in Ankara, Turkey in Fall

2015.

 

Karametou’s work is in permanent collections worldwide, including The Vorres

Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, and the Baltimore Museum, and was in

the collection of His Excellency The U.S. Ambassador to Greece and Mrs. T. Miller

during his tenure. Numerous art reviews include a variety of publications such as The

Washington Post; the Baltimore Sun; the New Art Examiner; To Vima; the Kathimerini;

Epikera magazine; The Evening Sun; The Washington City Paper; Baltimore City Paper;

the Voice of America; the Washington Review; The Alternative; Eikastika Magazine;

National Herald; Hellenic News; Vogue Magazine (Greek edition), as well as an

“Antenna” Greek Television interview, and inclusion in the book “The Power Of Visual

Logos” (ICAN 2003).

 

Karametou is the recipient of many awards such as a Fulbright Senior Research

Scholar Award from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, the First

Prize in the Maryland Biennial, and most recently an Individual Artist Grant from the

Maryland State Arts Council (2015). She served on the Board of Directors of the

Arlington Arts Center from 2004 -2012, and has been the juror of a number of shows.

Karametou first studied painting and drawing in her native Greece under Theodore

Drosos, and immigrated to the U.S. after high school. She holds the Bachelor of Arts

from the University of Maryland (cum laude), and the MFA from the Maryland Institute of

Art in Baltimore, where she studied with renowned artists Grace Hartigan and Salvatore

Scarpitta.

 

Karametou is a professor at the School of Art, George Mason University, and has taught

for a variety of other institutions including the University of LaVerne, The University of

Maryland (European Division), and George Washington University.

 
 
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