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PAPPAS TSIOTA

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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

ROULA PAPPAS TSIOTA, THE GREEK AMERICAN PAINTER WAS BORN IN DALLAS,TEXAS,U.S.A. AND IS OF CRETAN DESCENT.

 

THE FIRST SIGN OF HER TALENT WAS SHOWN WHEN SHE WON 1st PRIZE IN A PAINTING CONTEST IN AMERICA.

 

IN GRFEECE, AFTER ACQUIRING HER B.A.DEGREE IN LAW AND ECONOMICS SHE DEVOTES HERSELF TO PAINTING CLOSE TO THE TEACHERS ANTONIOS APERGIS, SPIROS KOURSAROS, GEORGE VOGIATZIS, AND KOSTAS KALLINIKOS.

 

LATER SHE ENTERS THE FAMOUS SCHOOL OF FINE ART OF THE INTERNATIONAL PAINTER BOTIS THALASSINOS AND SPECIALISES IN THE TECHNIQUE OF PASTEL.

 

MANY SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PARTICIPATION IN GROUP SHOWS FOLLOW IN GREECE AND IN AMERICA WHERE MANY WORKS OF HER ART ARE HOUSED IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS PUBLIC BUILDINGS, AND MUSEUMS. SHE HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE NATIONAL SEASCAPE EXHIBITIONS OF THE LITERATE CULTURAL HOUSE OF PIREAUS SINCE 1992  AND GROUP SHOWS OF THE CHAMBER OF ARTISTS OF ATHENS WHERE SHE IS A MEMBER INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL ART UNION OF U.N.E.S.C.O. SHE IS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE LEAGUE FOR U.N.E.S.C.O. T.L.E.E. OF ATHENS WHERE SHE PARTICIPATES AND ORGANIZES CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AS CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OF NEW SMYRNI FOR THE U.N.E.S.C.O. LEAGUE OF ATHENS.

 

IN 1992 SHE OPENED GALLERY ONE IN NEW SMYRNI WHICH HAD BEEN ACTIVE FOR CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS FOR 10 YEARS WITH MANY SOLO AND GROUP SHOWS AND FOR ARTISTS THAT HAVE ACQUIRED AWARDS IN GREECE AND ABROAD..THERE ARE MANY PUBLICATIONS WITH EXHIBITION OPENINGS WITH PICURE PRESENTATIONS IN THE CITY S WELL KNOWN NEWSPAPERS REFERRED ABOVE.

 

TODAY HER AWARDED UNDERWATER COLLECTION OF THE B TROPICAL SERIES IS HOUSED IN GALLERY ONE. INCLUDIND ALL THE OTHER UNDERWATER SERIES PLUS THE WRECKAGE AND SEASCAPE COLLECTION, ALSO CREATIONS OF THE SYMBOL OF THE FAITH (BYZANTINE CROSSES) WHICH HAVE BEEN PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EMBASSY,.

 

THE UNDERWATER IS THE BASIC THEME SHE IS CONTINUING TO PAINT SEEKING TO CONVEY THE ATMOSPHERE THROUGH ITS RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT WITH EXTENSION OF THE THEME SO THAT THERE CAN BE A CO-EXISTENCE OF THE VISUAL WITH THE DREAMY EFFECT.

 

IN THE PROLOGUE OF HER ART BOOK SHE SAYS.....

I LIVE THE UNDERWATER LIFE THE WAY I DREAM IT, THE WAY IT IS REVEALED TO ME, AS AN INNER REALITY,AFTER CONCEIVING AND RENDERING THE MOVEMENT AND THE ATMOSPHERE WHICH HARMONIZES WITH THE VIBRATIONS OF NATURE. IT IS

AN ADVENTURE OF SUCEEDING COHERENT ENERGY AND ALTERATION WHICH CREATES A DREAMY DIMENSION. I IMPROVISE. WITH RESULT, THE MOTIVATION FOR THE COEXISTENCE OF WHAT IS SEEN AND WHAT IS NOT, OF WHAT IS REVEALED AND WHAT IS NOT.A VISION IS FORMED BY THE REFLECTIONS OF AN EVERGOING ELEVATION, CULMILATION AND RE-CREATION.

 

SHE WAS AWARDED IN AN INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST WHERE ARTISTS FROM 40 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED FOR HER UNDERWATER B TROPICAL SERIES IN 1999 AT THE 2nd CULTURAL OLYMPIC MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CLUB OF GREEK LITERATES UNDER THE WING OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS AT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF MELINA MERCOURI IN ATHENS.SHE HAS ALSO BEEN AWARDED BY THE LIONS SOCIETY OF ATHENS FOR HER WORKS OF ART.

 

SHE HAS PUBLISHED AN ART BOOK WHICH CONTAINS ALL THE LITERATES ART CRITICS AND JOURNALISTS FROM GREECE AND AMERICA WHO HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT HER ARTWORK. NIKOS ALEXIOU, LEONTIOS PETMEZAS,FAY CARVER, KIRIAKOS VALAVANIS, EVA DELAVINIA, VASOS KOUNTOURIDIS, KATE ARGYRATOU, ARETI NIKIA, HELEN HOREANTHI.KOSTAS VOGDOU, THE AMBASSADOR OF POLAND EFSTRATIOS MAVROUDIS

 

MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPAERS THAT HAVE WRITTEN ARTICLES ABOUT HER ARTWORK INCLUDE "CRETE", "EFOPLISTIS" , "HOME CHOICES", "CULTURAL EXPRESSION", "EPIKAIRA", "THE IDEAL HOME", "DIVING"  "UNDERWATER", "SAILING", "SEA & YAUGHTING" "BOATING", "VOLTA", ATHENS NEWS , AMERICAN EMBASSY NEWSLETTER, ELEFTHEROS TIPOS, BRADINH, ETHNOS, APOGEVMATINI, ESTIA, ELEFTHEROTIPIA, ETHNOS, ADESMEFTOS TIPOS,LIPON,ESPRESSO, ETC.ABOUT HER WORK OF ART. 

 

FROM 2013 AND ON SHE HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE MONTHLY COORDINATION OF ART SHOWS, MUSICAL, POETICAL AND THEATRICAL CULURAL MEETINGS OF ART SELECTED WORKS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WELL-KNOWN ART CRITIC LEO PETMEZAS, ALSO PRESENTING BOOK REVIEWS. THE GREEK FRENCH UNION WILL AGAIN HOUSE FOR 2015-2016 ALL MONTHLY CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF ART SELECTED WORKS UNDER THE WING OF THE ACADEMIC PROFESSOR EVANGELOS MOUTSOPOULOS WHO IS THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE GREEK FRENCH UNION IN KOLONAKI, ATHENS.