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Fotini Vurgaropulou
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace


ARTIST STATEMENT: This work is part of a new series and made of individually cast glass that I combine with various materials, found objects, wire and other hardware. In recent installations, such as Icons, Cones and Lures, I complete by adding hand written fragmented phrases, dirges and chants on the back walls, thus pairing the structural soundness of durable materials with more elusive and fragile elements, and transform the room into a juxtaposition of expectations. As a sculptor, I am engaged in the concept of the dislocation of time through creating a vocabulary of repetitive forms, translucency and light, and the overlapping elements that obsessively inform one another. As installation fractions or individual pieces, this work is at once translucent and dense, ephemeral and visceral, which builds and expands my themes of danger, desire, engagement and selective abandonment.

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Born in Epirus, Greece

Education: M. F. A. Parsons School of Design, New York City, 1990
B. F. A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1984
M. A. E. The College of Art, Boston, 1985

Solo Exhibition

2013 Red Hook Mama, Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Brooklyn
2012 Cast & Reel, R.P.A. Gallery, Greenwood Lake, NY
2010 Transparent, DubArt @ Dub Cafe, Brooklyn
2006 Baited, Washington Square Windows, NYC
2003 Icons, A.I.R. Project Room, NYC
2002 Frescos, The Montauk Club, Park Slope, Brooklyn
2000 Sculpture, Barrows Rotunda, Dartmouth College, NH
1997 Angels, The Rising Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
1996 Daydreams, NYU Onassis Gallery, NYC
1993 Bodywork, The Orbit Cafe & Bar, NYC
1992 New Sculpture, The Kraine Gallery, NYC
1991 Sculpture, Flamingo East Upstairs, NYC
1987 Glassworks, James Whistler House Museum, Lowell
1985 Mixed Media on Paper, The Club Cafe, Boston


2012 Estrogenious, T.B.G. Theatre Gallery, NYC
Hell’s Kitchen Arts Festival, West Side Artists Studios, NYC
Bodice, GirlSalon @ Branded Saloon, Brooklyn

2011 Estrogenious, Manhattan Theatre Source Gallery, West Village
Aktina FM/Ch25 Annual Fall Benefit, Astoria, NY

2010 Nature^Urban, The Crosby Gallery @ the Loading Dock, Bklyn
2009 Fresh Fruit Festival, Leslie Lohman Gallery, Soho

2008/09 Artists of Urban Glass, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn
2008 Urban Glass, Student, Exhibition, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn
2007 De Boerderif, Onderdonk House, Ridgewood Historical Society, NY

2006 Fall Exhibition, Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod, MA
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Salvage: Putting in Together, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Dumbo, NYC

2005 A Baker's Dozen, Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Small Works, Washington Square East Galleries, NYC

2004 draw-drawing, Gallery 32, London Biennale, London, England
Small Works, Washington Square East Galleries, NYC
Frescos, Naidre’s Café, Park Slope, Brooklyn

2003 Round, George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Democracy Under Siege, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Contemporary Odyssey, Maliotis Cultural Center, Brookline, MA

2002 Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Charlie Parker Festival, Tribes Gallery, NYC
The Wedding Crown, Sculpture/Performance collaboration, 269 E. Houston, NYC
Triennial Exhibition, RISD Sculpture Department, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Prov.
Continuity, "Wings Series," La Mama La Galleria, NYC

2001 RISD Studio Tour & Alumni Exhibition, Superfine Gallery, dumbo, Brooklyn
Artists Defend the Environment Under Siege, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

2000 Pourhouse Installation: Gallery Rejection Letters, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
RISD Alumni Exhibition, Bingo Hall Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
RISD Studio Tour, 155 Hope Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Dumbo Arts Festival, "Where Are We?" Performance, dumbo, Brooklyn

1999 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NYC
Unguarded, Invitational, Soho 20 Gallery, NYC

1998 10 Women, George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
Summer Exhibition, Soho 20 Gallery, NYC

1997 Third Annual Exhibition, Soho 20 Gallery, NYC
Celestial Beings, 2 Person Show, SCC Gallery West, LI, NY
CAA 2000, CAA at Parsons Exhibition Center, NYC

Exhibition Catalogs

Fotini Vurgaropulou, A Retrospective, Exhibition Catalog May 2007
Flynn, Claudia, West, Troy, American Democracy Under Siege, Exhibition Catalog, October 2003
Mastranardi, Michael, East to West KSU Exhibition Catalog, August 1994

Studio Locations Brooklyn, NY; East Sterling, PA


647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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