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Irene Georgopoulou

Artist

Irene Georgopoulou

Greece

Born in 1964

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1

Bio

Contemporary realist artist Irene Georgopoulou was born in 1964. Since becoming a full-time artist in 2009 she has won several awards and her work has been published in art books and magazines, most notably: American Art Collector, PoetsArtists, International Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Pastel Journal, Hyperrealism Magazine, The Guide Artists, Pratique Des Arts and a series of Strokes of Genius books. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and of Great Lakes Pastel Society, Associate Member of Pastel Artists of New Zealand, of Pastellisti Italiani, and has achieved Master Circle Status with International Association of Pastel Societies. She is also member of International Guild of Realism and of Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. Irene paints realistic still lifes and portraits in pastel. She is a collector of objects that stimulate her creativity and she loves transforming common objects into luminous still life paintings. She also finds portraiture fascinating and tries to create a certain emotional content with her work. Her work has juried into art shows such as IGOR, IAPS and Pastel Journal’s  Pastel 100 and she was among the finalists in many art competitions. Some of them are the 14th ARC Salon, International Artist Magazine Competition, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence, Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition and Richeson75. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Greece, USA, Turkey, Italy, France and China. Irene’s art is in many private collections worldwide.

Artist Statement:

When I travel back in my memory lane, colors seem to dominate my feelings and images. I have been interested in painting ever since I was a little girl and used to draw on every piece of paper that I could find. My busy schedule as a wife and mother of two boys kept me from pursuing my dream until 2006. I am a pastelist by preference and I loved this medium from the moment I picked up my first pastel in 2009, a turning point in my life, being a moment of enlightenment and revelation. Pastel is, beyond a shadow of doubt, a magical medium that reflects light in such way that the painting’s surface emits a mystical glow. I am mainly a still life painter but I also enjoy portraiture. I am constantly obsessed by colors and I find myself spellbound by the playful impact of light while it piously strikes objects and creates luminous reflections. I enjoy depicting the uncomplaining movement and mesmerizing illusion of water. Pebbles, glass marbles, shells, toys, board games are among my favorite subjects. Combining light and dark flavoring with brilliant colors gives an eye-popping sense to my deliberately chosen small-in-size paintings. By focusing on small daily objects, I try to gain insight into the secret nature of things by exploring them deeply. The expected outcome is bound to be the awareness that still life little objects do have an evocative expression and they can undoubtedly offer the viewer the privilege to experience art through a variety of angles. I aspire to praise the beauty of simple things and their undeniable contribution to the surroundings. As an artist I feel an irresistible attraction towards realism. My passion is exploring and unveiling details. I love painting close-ups and my need to depict the chosen subject with great precision seduces me into a constant battle to master new skills of realism. I paint what I find beautiful enjoying the process of painting. It’s always such a pleasure when my work resonates with people.

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Irene Georgopoulou

2011. “Still Life and Abstract” Exhibition at Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin, USA
2011. IAPS “18th Juried Exhibition” at the Hispanic Arts Gallery Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2013. “Small Works” at Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin, USA
2015. “Small Works” at Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin, USA
2015. International Art Exhibition “Insan Insterse” in Istanbul, Turkey
2015. IAPS “26th Juried Exhibition” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2016. “2nd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition” at Ming Gallery, Suzhou, China
2016. “Small Works” at Ena Gallery in Athens, Greece
2017. “Energy Athens” hosted by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in Athens, Greece
2017.  “Welcoming Documenta 14” at Kaplanon5 Gallery in Athens, Greece
2017.  “First International Exhibition of Pastel Painting” in Tivoli, Italy
2017. “2nd Art Thessaloniki International Art Fair”, at Thessaloniki, Greece with Kaplanon Galleries
2017. Art Exhibition “Find Refuge in Art” project of the Hellenic Open University in Athens, Greece
2017. “Keys” selected for the Pastel Art Museum Opening Exhibition in Suzhou, China
2018. “Small Works” at Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin, USA
2018. “3rd Pastel d’Opale International Biennial Exhibition”, in Boulogne sur mer, France
2018. “Monografies” at Ena Gallery in Athens, Greece
2018. “Landscape, Seascape & Architecture” at Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin, USA
2018. “Pastels On High Open International Exhibition” at Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, California, USA
2018. 3rd China (Suzhou) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition, at Ming Gallery, Suzhou, China
2018. “13th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition” at Sugarman-Peterson Galleri in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2018. “3rd Art Thessaloniki International Art Fair” at Thessaloniki, Greece with Kaplanon Galleries
2018. “Small Works” at Kaplanon5 Gallery in Athens, Greece
2019. “Small Works” at Richeson Gallery in Wisconsin, USA
2019. “Pastels USA” 33rd Annual International Open Exhibition at Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, USA
2019. Invitational Exhibition at the opening of Δelta Art Gallery in Samos Island, Greece
2019. “14th Annual International Guild of Realism Exhibition” at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
2019. “24th Art Athina International Art Fair” at Zappeion Hall with Kaplanon Galleries, in Athens, Greece
2020.”4th Pastel d’Opale International Biennial Exhibition” in Boulogne sur mer, France
2020. Richeson75 Small Works at Richeson Gallry in Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA
2020.  Pastel Society of the West Coast Members Only Online Show
2020. 2nd Pastellisti Italiani’s International Online Juried Exhibition
2020. Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Online Juried Exhibition
2020. Pastel Society of North Carolina’s Pure Color 4rth Annual Online Exhibition
2020. Tu Mejor Pintura – Galeria Artelibre’s Virtual Exhibition
2020. 100 Grandmaster’s of Fine Art Online Exhibition
2020. “Small Works” at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA.
2020. Pastel Societ of America’s 48th Annual Virtual Exhibition Enduring Brilliance
2020. “First International Art Exhibition” at El Greco Museum, in Crete, Greece
2020. “International Guild of Realism’s 15th Annual Exhibition at Principle Gallery, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
2020. “30th Annual Holiday Miniature Show” at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA
2020. Gallery Ring’s – December’s Holiday Advent Show
2021. Gallery Ring’s – COLORFUL Show
2021. International Guild o Realism Spring Salon Online Exhibition
2021. Pastellisti Italiani’s Online Pastel Painting Juried Exhibition
2021. Pastel Society of the West Coast Member’s Only Online Show
2021. Richeson75 Still Life & Floral International Juried Exhibition
2021. 100 Contemporary Grandmasters of Fine Arts Spring Salon Online Exhibition
2021. Fresh Works X at the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton, CA, USA
2021. Pastel Society of Southern California “Make Your Mark!” International Open Online Juried Pastel Exhibition
2021. Pastel Society of the West Coast “Pastels USA 99 Voices”
2021. Pastel Society of North Carolina’s 5th Annual Exhibition “Pure Color”
2021. International Guild of Realism’s “Fall Salon” Online Exhibition
2021. Great Lakes Pastel Society “Small Works Member Exhibition 2021” at J Petter Galleries in Douglas, Michigan, USA
2021. International Association of Pastel Societies’ “2021 Webshow – 7th Master Circle Exhibition”
2021. “31st Annual Holiday Miniature Show” at Abend Gallery, Denver Colorado, USA
2021. Pastel Society of Eastern Canada “Les Pastellistes” International Juried Exhibition
2022. Left Coast Pastel Painters Society “Pastels in Paradise” International Juried Online Exhibition
2022. Pastel Society of The West Coast Annual Member’s Exhibition “MOOS 2022” – Signature/Distinguished Category
2022 5th Biennial Pastel d’Opale at the “Forum des Loisirs” of Saint-Léonard, France
2022. 100 Contemporary Grandmasters of Fine Art Annual Online Exhibition 2022
2022. Southeastern Pastel Society “Make Your Mark” International Online Exhibition 2022
2022. International Guild of Realism’s 16th Annual Exhibition at McBrice Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
2022. “Melange Exhibition” at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA
2022. Pastel en Perigord International Exhibition, St. Aulaye, France
2022. Great Lakes Pastel Society’s online National Exhibition
2022. International Guild of Realism’s Fall Salon online Juried Exhibition
2022. Pastel Society of North Carolina’s 6th Annual “PURE COLOR” online International Juried Exhibition
2022. 5th China (Suzhou) 5th Biennial International Pastel Exhibition
2022. DUST OFF – Pastel Guild of Europe’s Open Online Pastel Juried Exhibition
2022. 32nd Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA
2023. 100 Contemporary Grandmasters of Fine Art Annual Online Exhibition 2023
2023. 17th International Guild of Realism’s Annual Exhibition at Sugarman-Peterson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2023. International Guild of Realism’s Fall Salon online Juried Exhibition.

Solo Exhibitions
2010. Solo Art Show at Café Del Art, Athens, Greece
2010. Solo Art Show at Mylos Art Café, Athens, Greece
2020. Solo Art Show at “Chromata & Paramythia, Thessaloniki, Greece
2021. Solo Exhibition at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (January 13 to February 14)
2021. Solo Exhibition at Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (October 13-November 10)

Awards
2011. “Pebbles” won the 1st place Award in Richeson75 Still Life & Abstract Competition
2015. “Spoons” received the Award of Merit in Four Points Contemporary International Competition
2015. “Keys” won the People’s Choice Award in Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Competition
2015. “Washed Ashore” won 4rth place Award in the Still Life/Floral category of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition
2015. “Three Orchids” won the Richeson75 Still Life & Floral People’s Choice Award
2017. “Refuge” awarded Outstanding Pastel Award in the August BoldBrush Painting Competition
2017. “Innocent Smile” won 3rd place Award in category 34-Realism/Humans at American Art Awards
2017. “Still Life with Boots” won 5th place-tie Award in category 37-Realism/Still Life at American Art Awards
2019. “Shipwreck” won 1st place Award in PASIT online exhibition in Still Life category
2019. “Treasures from the Past” won Honorable Mention in Richeson75 Small Works Competition
2019. “Would You Play with Me” won 3rd place Award in Pastel Society of North Carolina’s “Pure Color” International Competition
2019. “Back in Time” won an Honorable Mention in the Still Life category of the 21st Pastel 1oo Competition
2020. “Love Boat” won 4rth Prize award in Pastel d’Opale International Biennial Exhibition
2020. “Joyful Memories of Childhood” awarded with Honorable Mention at 2nd Pastellisti Italiani’s International Online Exhibition.
2020. “B is for Boat” awarded Outstanding Pastel Award in the March 2020 Boldbrush Painting Competition
2020. “Refugee” received the Crystal Snowflake Award at Art Gallery Ring for December’s “HOLIDAY ADVENT|” Show
2021. “Joyful Memories of Childhood” received the Best in Show Award and “S is for Spinning Top” received the Crystal Snowflake Award at Art Gallery Ring for the virtual show “COLORFUL”
2021. “Back in Time” received the Merit Award in the Great Lakes Pastel Society’s Small Works Exhibition.
2021. “B is for Boat” awarded with 8th Price – Great American Artworks in the 26th edition of ‘Les Pastellistes’, International juried exhibition 2021 of the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada
2022. “Joyful Memories of Childhood” have won the Jack Richeson Award in the Great Lakes Pastel Society’s 2022 online National Exhibition
2022. “Boys” awarded Honorable Mention in the 5th China (Syzgiy) Biennial International Pastel Exhibition
2023. “Boys” awarded Outstanding Pastel Award in the April 2023 Boldbrush Painting Competition

Publications
2011. International Artist Magazine Issue 86, 6 page spread
2012. Stroke of Genius 4, Exploring Line
2013. Stroke of Genius 5, Design and Composition
2015. The Richeson75 International Small Works 2015 Exhibit book
2015. Strokes of Genius 8, The Best of Drawing
2016. Pastel Journal Magazine, Issue April 2017
2016. Southwest Art Magazine, May 2016 Issue
2017. International Association of Pastel Societies 12th Biennial Convention Program – Pastel World Exhibition Catalog
2017. “Energy Athens Exhibit book of the European Centre for Arrchitecture Art Design and Urban Studies
2017. The Richeson75 International Figure/Portrait 2017, Exhibit book
2017. 1st Prima Mostra Internazionale di Pastello in Italia Exhibit book
2018. People of the City Exhibit book of Ena Contemporary Gallery
2018. 3ης China Biennial International Pastel Exhibit book
2018. 13th International Guild of Realism Exhibit book
2018. Strokes of Genius 10, Inspiring Subjects
2018. 3rd  Biennale Internationale Pastel d’Opale Exhibit Book
2018. The Richeson75 International Figure/Portrait 2018 Exhibit book
2019. PSWC Magazine, Article about the 33rd Pastel USA International
2019. Art Habens Magazine, Biennial Edition, 28 page spread
2019. Hyperrealism Magazine Issue 7, 6 page spread
2019.  PoetsArtists Magazine, “Adorn Me”, Issue 101
2019.  PoetsArtists Magazine, “Provocative Patterns”, Issue 106
2019. PoetsArtists Magazine, “Variety Issue”, Issue 108
2020. “Back in Time” was featured in the 14th ARC Salon Catalogue
2020. Hyperrealism Magazine, Issue 10
2020. Hyperrealism Magazine, Issue 11, 6 page interview and feature
2020.  My artwork “Refugee” was featured in “Tu mejor Pintura” book II, a publication from Galleria Artelibre in conjunction with the MEAM
2020. Pratique Des Arts Magazine, No 58, article about my 4th prize award in the 4th International Pastel d’Opale
2020. The Guide Artists Magazine, Issue 36, August 2020, 8 page spread
2020. Hyperrealism Magazine, Issue 12, 6 page feature
2021. American Art Collector Magazine, Issue 186, April 2021, article about International Guild of Realism’s “Spring Salon” online show
2021. The Richeson75 Still Life & Floral 2021 Exhibit book
2022. The Guide Artists Magazine, Issue 54, April 2022, 12 page spread
2022.  American Art Collector Magazine Issue 226 December 2022, Featured in an article about Abend Gallery’s 32nd Annual Holiday Miniatures Show
2023. Pastel World International Art Magazine, First Edition. 2023.

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