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sofiaathineou@yahoo.gr 

+64(0)98148891

+64(0)212132220

 

 

CONTACT MY GALLERIES

West Coast Gallery                                         Corban Estate Arts Center

Seaview Road Piha,                                        2 Mt Libanon Lane Henderson,

Auckland 0772, New Zealand                         Auckland 21526, New Zealand

+64(0)98128029                                              +64(0)98384455 

westcoastgallery@xtra.co.nz                          info@ceac.org.nz

www.westcoastgallery.co.nz                           www.ceac.org.nz

 

 

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Artist Statement

I am Greek and I live in the Waitakere Ranges with my family.

I am a devotee of art. A mixed media artist with an emphasis in glass,

a medium with many sensual and optical qualities. I love using glass to express

myself artistically. I love the way it looks and feels and the way it reflects and

distorts light. I work with organic forms that show elemental forces like wind, fire and water. Depicting movement particularly interests me while I make my glass works. The constant movement of these elements is captured in my sculptures and enhanced

by the play of light inside the glass.

                                                

My work has shifted in focus lately to bigger size works and installations that target different social issues from rape to refugees. These works also in cooperate other materials like metal, stone and wood. Size means a lot to me. The joy and satisfaction that I get from creating big works are really fulfilling. 

 

My art constantly reflects my state of mind, my Greek heritage and my

surrounding nature.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

Chroma, Arts Post, Hamilton, Sept-Oct 2013

Octopus's Garden, West Coast Gallery, May 2010

Glass Show, Zeal, Henderson Auckland, December 2008

 

Duo Exhibitions

Reflections, West Coast Gallery, Piha, Auckland, January-February 2017

Natural Patterns, Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House, Titirangi Auckland July-August 2009

 

Finalist in Curated Exhibitions

NZ Sculpture On Shore, Outdoor & Indoor Exhibition, Takapuna Historic Reserve, November 2016

30th Arts and Sculpture Awards at Corbans Estate Arts Center, September 2016

Winner 3rd Sculpture prize for Save Me, 30th Arts and Sculpture Awards, September 2016

NZ Sculpture On Shore, Indoor Exhibition, Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, November 2014

A Blast of Glass Exhibition, Estuary Arts Center, OREWA, September 2014

Shape Shifter, Civic Gardens Lower Hutt, February-March 2014

NZ Sculpture On Shore, Indoor Exhibition, Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, November 2012

Cont. Selected Exhibitions

Re-Fraction at The Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru Arboretum October-November 2012

Shape Shifter, Civic Gardens Lower Hutt, February-March 2012

Re-Fraction at The Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru Arboretum October-November 2011

Fresh, Corban Estate Art Center, October-December 2010
24thWaitakereTrustArtAwards&LincolnGreenSculptureAwards,CorbanEstate,Nov2010
NZ Sculpture On Shore, Indoor Exhibition, Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, November 2010
Re-Fraction at The Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru Arboretum October 2010
The Waitakere Trust Art Awards and Lincoln Green Sculpture Awards, November 2009

Objective Art Awards Nathan Homestead, Manurewa, October 2009

Luminus, Lake House Arts Center, October 2009

Re-Fraction at The Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru Arboretum October 2009

Eye Candy, Corban Estate Art Center, October 2009

Glass, The Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards September 2009

Quintessence, Mairangi Art Center, August 2009

Eye For Sculpture, Auckland Botanic Gardens, November 2008

Re-Fraction at The Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru Arboretum October 2008

TheWaitakereTrustArtAwards,LincolnGreenSculptureAwards&TwinStreamProjectAward,Oct 2008

Objective Art Awards Nathan Homestead, Manurewa 2007

Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards: Glass 2007

The Waitakere Trust Art Awards and Lincoln Green Sculpture Awards, October 2007

The 9th Manukau Vessel and Sculpture Exhibition, November 2006

The Waitakere Trust Art Awards and Lincoln Green Sculpture Awards, November 2006

 

Participation in Events

Open Studios Waitakeres, November 2017

Open Studios Waitakeres, November 2016

Open Studios Waitakeres, November 2015

West Artists Open Studio Weekend, West Auckland, March 2012

 

Group Exhibitions

Franklin Arts Festival, September 2017

NZSAG Members Show, Morringsville Wallace Art Gallery, Nov-Dec 2016

NZSAG Members Show,TSB Wallace Art Center, Oct-Nov 2016

The Royal Easter Show, April 2015

NZSAG Members Show, TSB Wallace Art Center, October 2014

8Create, West Auckland, March 2013

NZSAG Members Show, TSB Wallace Art Center, October 2012
All Glass, Kingsland, Auckland, September-October 2011

Waitakere Home & Garden Show, The Trusts Stadium, Waitakere City, April 2011

Arataki Visitors Center, Waitakere Ranges, October 2010 - February 2011
Kings College Art Sale, Otahuhu, Auckland, November 2010

Bursting Bubbles, Essenze, Auckland, October 2010
The Royal Easter Show, April 2010

The “f” word, West Coast Gallery, February 2010

Eye for Sculpture at Clevedon November 2009

Wild, West Coast Gallery, July 2009

10 Years Of Glass, Artstation Gallery, February 2009

Henderson Valley Primary School Silent Auction, November 2008

Cont. Group Exhibitions

Artworks at the Hilton, August 2008

St Andrews Church Art Exhibition, August 2008

Marine Exhibition, The Nikau Gallery, January 2008

Henderson Valley Primary School Silent Auction, August 2007

The Royal Easter Show, April 2007

The Green Exhibition, The Nikau Gallery, February 2007

NZSAG Glass Auction, December 2006

Mazda Artworks, August 2006

 

Awards

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3rd Sculpture prize for Save Me, 30th Arts and Sculpture Awards, September 2016

Runner-Up for “Amfitriti”, Trends Sculptor Of The Year Awards,  April 2011

Judges choice for “Amfitriti” at The Royal Easter Show, April 2010

3rd prize for “Amfitriti” at the Objective Art Awards, Manurewa October 2009

3rd prize for “Lahani” at the 9th Manukau Vessel and Sculpture Exhibition 2006

1st merit award for “Pathos” at the Waitakere Trust Art Awards 2006

 

Collections

The Becroft Foundation

Paul & Simone Jenkin

Henry Goldenberg

Doug & Kim Gow

Ged Gardner Collection