Maria Letsiou Greece
I am a visual artist, educator and researcher. I earned a Ph.D. degree in Art Education at the Athens School of Fine Arts (Department of Theory and History of Art). As a Fulbright visiting scholar (2015), I researched video production and visual culture education. As a visual artist, I have participated in two biennials (Luleå Art Biennial, 2011, and 9th Bien of Young Arti Rome 1999).
My artistic research focuses on the transformation of the diverse images that belong to visual culture (e.g., comics, botanical images, vintage family photographs, captures of urban sights). I choose such images according to the peculiar connections they have with personal memories and mundane activities. I collect, depict, and transform these images so I can uncover new meaning. My material is water-based paint (ink, watercolors, acrylic) that I apply on the surface of paper, but I also incorporate other methods of creating art, such as dioramas and paper crafts. I interrogate and investigate the potential of the creative process.