MARIA KALATZI     - Greece 



Her Biography

Born and grew up in Athens, but she lives and creates in Skiathos island, which belongs to the North Sporades Islands complex.
She has studied Economics and Fine Arts.
She attended the Art classes of the famous engraver and painter Dimitris Giannoukakis and later at the Institute of Fine Arts – ABC Ecole de Paris.
She is the Cultural representative in the area of North Sporades for the Club of Arts, Letters and Sciences of Greece for UNESCO. Also she is active member of the “WAAC-World Academy of Arts and Culture – U.S.A”, of the “Balkan Amphictyony”, of the “Hellenic Society of Environment and Culture- Sustainable Aegean” and in many other of Art, Cultural associations and Clubs.
She has organized 9 solo and participated in more than 40 group art exhibitions, in several Cultural centers and Municipalities of Sporades and Cyclades islands, in Zappeion and Ypatia’s Mansion, at the University of Athens, at the Gallery of Piraeus, at Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, at the international exhibition “Affordable Art Fair” in Seattle Washington – U.S.A, at the Museum of El Greco, at Circolo Ufficiali in Bologna, in Canakkale Turkey, In Corchiano Viterbo Italy, in Pleven Bulgaria, etc.
She has received commendations, honorary diplomas, awards, 2 honorary plaques and 2 gold medals for her artistic work and her contribution to the culture.
Her artwork of various styles and currents, can be found in private collections in Greece and abroad as well as in private museums.
In Santorini island at the Museum of Minerals and Fossils, at the World Cultural Institution of the Greek Dispersion in Athens, at Holy Monastery of Annunciation of Virgin Mary in Skiathos island, at the Cultural Organization and at Skiathos Port, at the Gallery of the Lyceum Club of Greek women in Siros island, etc.
She has taught painting lessons at the Skiathos Cultural Workshop and has artistically created the cover of visual poetry collection mrs Stella’s Leondiadou: “Memories and scents of my City – Constantinople”.