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Christos P. Garoufalis

Memory of Lafcadio Hearn, 2010
oil on wood

CHRISTOS GAROUFALIS (Greece, Aetoloakarnania, Agrinio b. 1959.
He took a 4-years course studying drawing and painting in Athens, during which he came into contact with key artists, acquainting himself with their work and philosophy. § In 2005 the Hellenic Post – ELTA released a commemorative set of stamps on the theme of “Vine – Wine” with an exclusive choice of his works. His work is included in the Dictionary of Greek Artists (Melissa Editions, Athens), and at times has been presented in the following TV shows : Plus & Minus, Co-Pictures, RIK, and ERA-3. Since 2003 he has been artistic director of the Artistic Workshop of Agrinio. Christos Garoufalis has presented the following personal exhibitions : Portraits, Hellenic American Union – HAU, Athens (1989); Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1990, 1993); Argo Gallery, Athens (1996, 1999); Triangle Art Gallery, Kifissia (1998); Vines, Gallery of the Port of Thessaloniki (2000); Months – Memories, Attica Bank, Athens (2002), People’s gazes, Argo Gallery, Athens (2009).
He has also taken part in the following group exhibitions: 16 Painters, Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1994); A Poem – Ten Painted Aspects, Gallerie Zygos, Athens (1994); Municipal Gallery of Rhodes (1994); Argo Gallery, Athens (1994, 1997); Argo Gallery, Nicosia (1994, 1997); 40 Modern Greek Painters, Ermoupoleia, Syros (1995); Greek Artists, UNESCO, Paris (1995); Kreonidis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki (1995); and The Sketch and the Final Work, Gallery Argo, Athens (1996); Wigmore Fine Arts, London (1996); Argo Gallery, Nicosia (1996); Positions & Aspects of Greek Painting, Municipal Gallery, Corfu (1998); Small Size, Argo Gallery, Athens (1998); Triangle Art Gallery, Kifissia (1998); Design, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece – EETE, Schwetzingen, Germany (1998); Painting from Greece and Cyprus, Argo Gallery, Limassol (1998); Visual Artists Create and Offer, Argo Gallery, Athens (1999); Art Panorama, Argo Gallery, Athens (1999); Hommage to the Children of Yugoslavia, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece – EETE, Athens (1999); Spring – Tribute to Odysseus Elytis, Argo Gallery, Athens (2000); 1st Hellenic Trienale of Engraving by EETE, Pierides Gallery, Glyfada (2000); 30th Anniversary, Argo Gallery, Athens (2000); Shapes & Colors of Easter, Argo Gallery, Athens (2001); May – Spring and Sea, Argo Gallery, Athens (2002); Artists from Aetoloakarnania, Stoa tou Vivliou, Athens (2002); Partner Artists, Neorion Gallery, Agrinio (2004, 2005); and 35th Anniversary, Argo Gallery, Athens (2005); Artworks in Small Dimensions, Argo Gallery, Athens (2007); Partner Artists, Neorion Art Gallery, Agrinio, 2007); Love Auction for SOS Children’s Villages, Athinais, Athens (2007); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008).
Έργα του φυλάσσονται : σε Πινακοθήκες, Ιδρύματα, Τράπεζες στο Αμερικανικό Κολλέγιο Ελλάδος και σημαντικές ιδιωτικές συλλογές στην Ελλάδα, Κύπρο, Γαλλία, Αγγλία, Γερμανία, ΗΠΑ. Christos Garoufalis continues to live and work in Agrinio.