I am Christina Michalopoulou, a contemporary realism painter living and working in Thessaloniki, Greece. I am an artist, a mother and an entrepreneur.

My studies were in Marketing, followed by 11 years in Advertising and Media Companies as a Media & Marketing director. Meanwhile, I started running my own company, Happyrooms.gr, and a few years later I created theartspace.gr

6 years ago, I returned to painting. After a long hiatus. It would seem that I was gathering images and shapes during that time. I was building an unconscious archive that lived somewhere underneath my breath. They are all now pouring out, unstoppable, in acrylic and oil, in abstraction and hyperreal figuration, in blossoming color and start monochrome. My work is a constant battle between abstraction and realism. Creating figurative, photorealistic human figures, faces and body parts on one hand, bringing them in total contradiction with hard core contemporary abstraction on the other.

During the last 6 years, I have had a solo exhibition in Athens and participated in many International Exhibitions throughout Europe, receiving Awards and distinctions for my work. In these years, many of my artworks found their place in private art collections. Also, original artworks can be seen at my atelier in Thessaloniki and digitally on Artsy.net, Saatchi Art and theartspace.gr.


2021 3rd prize winner – Participation at XIII Florence Biennale via Teelent.it

2021 Winner of “Outstanding Woman Artist Achievement Award” Manhattan Arts International for the participation in “HerStory” Exhibition. Participation with “Cocoon”

2021 Winner of “Art Portrait Award”, February 21, Artjobs.com. Participation with “Fragment II”

2020 Barcelona International Big Awards 2020 Finalist (Exhibition will take place on 2021 due to covid-19, in Spain). Participation with “Cocoon”

2020 Nominated for the Royal Arts Prize, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London

2020 Artist of the Year 2019 Contest Finalist, Circle Foundation for the Arts, February 2020

2019 Honourable Distinction in the Circle Foundation for the Arts, Art Competition, May 2019

2019 Honourable Mention at ITSLIQUID International Contest – 6th Edition 2018:

2019 Artsy Shark Featured Artist February ’19: https://www.artsyshark.com/2019/02/14/featured-artist-christina-michalopoulou/

2016 1st prize winner for the participation in “Forms in Grey” International Art Fair, G.H.Papageorgiou, Visual Arts Sector Thessaloniki



2022 Leonardo 2022, European Museum of Modern Art Barcelona (MEAM), Mod Portrait

2020 Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine ISSUE06

2020 “Women – Inspiring Quotes & Artistic Responses“. A collection of 100 women artists from all over the world talking about their art and the personalities that inspired them.

2020 “Days of Art in Greece 2020”.  Annual collectable edition about the most influential events and people in the Greek Art Scene

Media References:

Interview at Modern Muses – June 2022

Interview at Vwoman.gr – October 2021

Presentation at Suisse Premiere Lifestyle Concierge – September 2021

Interview at Manhattan Arts International – February 2021

Interview at LesbianPortal.gr – January 2021

Interview at A Magic Cabinet – September 2021

Interview at CFA – Circle Foundation of Arts – January 2020

Interview at Glow magazine – January 2020

Presentation at independent.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at artandlife.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at itsonlyarts.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at Polismagazino.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at cityculture.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at Athens Voice for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at Arts&Antiquesccr.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Presentation at culturenow.gr for “Selfie” Solo Exhibition – Athens 2019

Interview at Polismagazino.gr – Thessaloniki 2019

Interview at www.radio1d.gr – Thessaloniki 2109:

Interview for the BODY LANGUAGE PROJECT – Venice 2019:

Showcase artist in Artsyshark.com, 2018

Interview for Woman’s Eye Digital magazine, the “Nude” Project, 2018

Interview for TV100 tv channel, the “Lost Motherland” Project, 2017

Interview for Greek newspaper “Proto Thema”, the “La Mamart” project, 2014


Digital galleries participations:


Saatchi Art

The Artspace




Είμαι η Χριστίνα Μιχαλοπούλου, Ελληνίδα ζωγράφος που ζω και ασχολούμαι επαγγελματικά με τις σύγχρονες μορφές ζωγραφικής στην πόλη της Θεσσαλονίκης.

Τα υλικά που χρησιμοποιώ στην δουλειά μου είναι κυρίως ακρυλικά χρώματα ή λάδια πάνω με μεγάλης έκτασης καμβάδες. Τα έργα μου τα τελευταία χρόνια διχάζονται ανάμεσα στην αφαίρεση και τον φωτορεαλισμό. Συχνά επιλέγω να φέρω τον ρεαλισμό, σχεδόν φωτορεαλισμό, των ανθρώπινων στοιχείων και μορφών σε αντιπαράθεση με σύγχρονα, αφαιρετικά ή ποπ, περιβάλλοντα.  Μία αίσθηση σουρεαλισμού που πολλές φορές δείχνει να μοιάζει φαινομενικά με κολάζ.

Είμαι Πτυχιούχος Marketing του Kingston College University of London ενώ, παράλληλα έχω μελετήσει αρχιτεκτονικό σχέδιο στην σχολή ζωγραφικής «Εργαστήρι», σύνθεση χρωμάτων στο καλλιτεχνικό εργαστήριο «Παπιώτης» και ελεύθερο σχέδιο στο καλλιτεχνικό εργαστήρι «Ψαράκης».

Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχω πραγματοποιήσει ατομική έκθεση στην Αθήνα και έχω συμμετάσχει σε σημαντικές Διεθνείς Εκθέσεις Τέχνης στην Ευρώπη, λαμβάνοντας τιμητικές διακρίσεις για τις συμμετοχές μου. Πίνακές μου βρίσκονται σε προσωπικές συλλογές της Ελλάδας και του εξωτερικού.

Τα έργα μου μπορεί κανείς να βρει στο στούντιο μου, ΔΕΚΑ5/ΕΝΔΕΚΑ, στην Θεσσαλονίκη και διαδικτυακά στα Saatchi Art, theartspace.gr και Kunstmatrix.


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