Alex Kadi

Alexandra Maria Kadinopoulou

Alexandra Maria Kadinopoulou

Biography

Alexandra Maria Kadinopoulou was born in 1984 in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she is currently based. She is amultidisciplinary artist known for her work in painting, drawing, and illustrations, with a specialization in oil painting. Alexandra is recognized for her realistic and figurative works that uniquely fuse imagination with the subject, often using the subject’s face as a landscape. Her art delves into Greek mythology and portrays solitary heroes in their intimate and personal moments, all portrayed through bright and unusual color compositions.

The essence of Alexandra’s art lies in the fusion of dreams with the moments they are conceived. Her style of work is impressionism and pointillism. One of her notable achievements includes receiving the 2nd prize in portraiture at the Golden Palette 2023 exhibition in Athens, Greece, showcasing her mastery in depicting the human form with depth and emotion. Additionally, she was honored with an honorable mention in the Nude category at the Best Art Awards 2023, further highlighting her artistic prowess and recognition within the art community.

Alexandra Maria Kadinopoulou’s art has been featured in prestigious exhibitions such as “With the Colours of your Art” at Contemplor gallery, Vienna, Austria; “Freunden Inspirationen” at Atelier an der Donau, Ybbs, Austria; and “Mit dem Blau des Himmels und des Meeres” at Atelier an der Donau, Ybbs, Austria. Her works are proudly displayed in esteemed collections including the Saki Kadinopoulos family collection, Aaron Tchimino collection, and Ioannis Vellidis collection in Thessaloniki, Greece, among others, reflecting the widespread admiration and demand for her artistic creations.

CV

Education/Training

2015:

Certificate of Landscape Design, UK Permaculture Association, Peloponnese, Greece.

2005:

Classical Drawing Workshops, Praxis School of Design, Thessaloniki.

2004:

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, UK.

2003:

Apprenticeship at the studio of Takis Tsentemaidis (1944-2019), Thessaloniki Greece.

2003:

Erasmus exchange, Universidad de Bellas Artes, Salamanca, Spain.

2001:

Bilingual Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki.

Selected Exhibitions

2024:

With the Colours of your Art, Contemplor gallery, Vienna, Austria.

2023:

Upcoming Artist (Solo), Gallery Myro, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2023:

Freunden Inspirationen, Atelier an der Donau (Group), Ybbs, Austria.

2023:

Mit dem Blau des Himmels und des Meeres (Group), Atelier an der Donau, Ybbs, Austria.

2023:

Female Art (Group), gallery Myro, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2022:

Athens Open Art (Group), Art Number 23 gallery, Athens, Greece.

2021:

Picasso and Followers (Group), Time of Art gallery, Athens, Greece.

2012:

The Face of the Artist (Group), galley Myro, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2011:

Anatolia College and Art (Group), Anatolia College graduates, Nasioutzik estate, Athens, Greece.

2011:

Unblock Art I (Group), Block 33 Cultural space, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2005:

Luke Smith Presents Alexandra Kadinopoulos (Solo), Local Heroes Records exhibition space, Canterbury, UK.

2005:

Anatolia College honors its Visual Artists Anatolia College graduates (Group), Casa Bianca Municipal gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2004:

Graduate Show (Group), Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, UK.

2004:

Art Crawl (Group), St. Dunstan’s Street Festival, Dicken’s Inn, Canterbury, UK.

2001:

Art Graduate Show (Group), International Baccalaureate, Mylos Art House gallery space, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Professional Contributions

2015-2018:

Arts, crafts and Drama teacher, 3rd Public Middle School, Perea, Thessaloniki.

2013-2016: 

Painter, Live Painting Weekends, Murals during Dining, Balconaki Restaurant, Thessaloniki.

2012-2012:

Seminar Organizer, Intensive painting lessons teacher, multi-Purpose space Peirama, Thessaloniki.

2010-2012:

Plastic Arts teacher, École Française de Thessalonique M.L.F., Thessaloniki.

2007-2008:

Employee, Donopoulos International Fine Arts gallery, Mylos Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki.

2006-2008:

Seminar Organizer, Intensive painting lessons teacher, Centre for Adult Education (Κ. Ε. Ε.), Institute for Continuation of Adult Education (Ι. Δ. ΕΚ. Ε.), Katerini and Litohoro, Pieria, Greece.

2005-2007:

Employee, Tint Contemporary Art gallery, M. Pesmatzoglou, Thessaloniki.

Awards

2023:

National Golden Palette competition (2nd place-Painting category), Artist’s Union ‘Dioni’, Athens, Greece.

Selected Illustrations

2021:

The White Jewel, NGO Act of Love (Πράξη Αγάπης) – 2nd edition.

2019:

The White Jewel, NGO Child and Happiness (Παιδί και Ευτυχία).

2019:

The Daydreamer Fish, NGO Child and Happiness (Παιδί και Ευτυχία).

2019:

Mother of the Heart, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2019:

Honey Paw Bo, The Amazing Little Bear, and Bees – NGO Child and Happiness (Παιδί και Ευτυχία).

2018:

The Three Worlds, NGO Child and Happiness (Παιδί και Ευτυχία).

2018:

Wandering in Mount Athos, silent partner, collaboration with Ellinoekdotiki publishing house.

2017:

The Magic Boat, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2016:

The Prince Frog, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2016:

Art’s Paradise, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2015:

Paper Wings, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2015:

Poko and Konstantino, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2014:

The Pirogi that wanted to Ski, NGO Child and Happiness (Παιδί και Ευτυχία).

2014:

The Magic City, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

2014:

Art’s Wander, NGO Shield for the Child (Ασπίδα για το Παιδί).

Selected Collections:

Blue still life with fruit, Ioannis Vellidis collection, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Fishing boats under red sky, Aaron Tchimino collection, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Frida and Freidrich, Saki Kadinopoulos family collection, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Hera plotting revenge, Aaron Tchimino collection, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Nude in repose, Saki Kadinopoulos family collection, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Portrait of friends: Feza and Lila, Feza Helderman collection, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sunset in Thessaloniki, Morry Cohen collection, Zurich, Switzerland.

Young Ares sleeping, Aaron Tchimino collection, Thessaloniki, Greece.