Biography

Stella Meletopoulou (b.1964, Athens) studied drawing and illustration at ESAG Penninghen and Academie Charpentier in Paris (1983-87). After her studies, she worked as an illustrator in Athens. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts with Z. Arvanitis and A. Antonopoulos as her teachers, sculpture with N. Tranos and iconography with P. Samios (2002-8). She graduated from ASFA with Honours and was a scholarship nominee in 2004 and 2006. Meletopoulou has held five solo exhibitions: Modern Aesthetics, Astrolavos art gallery, Athens, 2009; Human Geographies, Nitra gallery, Thessaloniki, 2011; Invisible threads, Skoufa gallery, Athens, 2016; Papers scissors on the rocks, TWOS concept store, Paros, 2018; and Game of threads, Karouzou gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018. She has participated in more than 50 group exhibitions in Greece, France, Turkey and Switzerland. Some of them are: Art Skope, Basel, Switzerland, 2018; Art Athina, 2021 and 2019; A heap of broken images where the sun beats, Aegean Center, Paros, 2018; Salon des Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2012; and Sismanogleion Megaron and Theological School of Chalki, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010. Meletopoulou mainly works with abstract painting and, since 2016, has incorporated three-dimensional wall-mounted works in her practice, using threads and symbolic elements, developing and evolving at the same time a personal semiological expression. She lives and works in Athens.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009

Modern Aesthetics
Astrolavos Gallery – Dexameni, Athens

2011

Human geography
ATRION Gallery (NITRA), Thessaloniki

2016

Invisible threads
Skoufa Gallery, Athens

2018

Game of threads
Galerie Karouzou, Zurich

2018

Paper Scissors on the Rocks
TWOS concept store, Paros

2022

Origins
Gallery SKOUFA, Athens

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2010

Instanbul
Sismanoglio megaro

Island of Chalki
Theological School

2012

Paris
Salon des Independants / Grand Palais

2018

Basel
Art Skope

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2004

Dreams
G.Karydes Centre for the Visual Arts

2005

Poetry in images
Intistut Français d’ Athènes

2006

Angels
Stoa tou vivliou (Book Arcade), Athens

2007

Gipsies
M. Mercouri Cultural Centre, Athens

2008

Three women suggest
G.Karydes Centre for the Visual

2009

Ophthalmophanes: Obvious to your eyes
Technopolis, Ghazi

It happened in Athens
Melina Cultural Centre, Athens

The human figure in art
Technopolis, Ghazi

2010

New gazes
ATRION Gallery, Thessaloniki

Group exhibition of collaborators
Tsichritsis Foundation

Speak, don’t be frightened
Visual Arts Quests, Athens

Sweet summer
Historical and Folklore Museum of Aegina

Tracing Instanbul
Theological School of Chalki

Brinies (Sloping fields)
Kyriakides Estate, Porto Heli

Summer breeze
Visual Arts Quests, Athens

Human Scales
Melina Cultural Centre, Athens

Xmas Highlights’ 10
Astrolavos Gallery – Dexameni, Athens

2011

Easter 2011
Astrolavos Gallery – Dexameni, Athens

Visual Arts Polyphony
Astrolavos Gallery – Dexameni, Athens

2012

To be, tribute to W. Shakespeare
Ianos Art Gallery, Athens

From the heart of our city
Gallery “Kaplanon 5”

90 letter cards from Smyrni
Ianos Art Gallery, Athens

L’ Art en Capital
Grand Palais,Paris

2013

Art of giving I
Athinais Cultural Centre, Athens

Talking for the future
Melina Cultural Centre, Athens

2014

Art of giving IΙ
Athinais Cultural Centre, Athens

A Jewel made in Greece
Lagonissi resort

Invisible towns
Italo Calvino, Ianos art Gallery, Athens

2015

Group Exhibition of the Gallery “NITRA”
Thessaloniki

2016

Art in loft
Ianos art Gallery, Athens

Asylum for the incurables

Tribute to G.Seferis
Ianos Art Gallery, Athens

150 years National Archaeological Museum
Ianos art Gallery, Athens

Silent presence
Hellenic American Union – G. Zongolopoulos Foundation, Athens

2017

Color Fields
Skoufa Gallery, Mykonos

Remember
Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens

Charity Auction
Byzantine Museum, Athens

Silent Night
Skoufa Gallery, Athens

N. Kazantzakis: Places
Historic & Folklore Museum, Aigina

2018

Participation at SCOPE Art Show
Basel, Switzerland

A heap of broken images where the sun beats
Aegean Center of Fine Arts, Paros

Small Geographies of Painting
Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Athens

Magic Touches
Skoufa Gallery, Athens

2019

POP in
Skoufa Gallery, Athens

Love me if you Dare
Museum of visual Arts, Heraklion, Crete