Christos Koutsouras's Biography
Born in Samos, Greece, Christos Koutsouras has traveled to and seen many places in his years as an officer in the Merchant Marines. As a painter, he connects with and speaks about the many places and experiences that have contributed to and shaped his artistic voice. He is known as a sculptor with a paintbrush; his works refuses to be one-dimensional on boards, canvas, fiberglass or any other material he chooses.
Koutsouras's works are in private and public collections throughout the USA and Europe. He was a member of the jury for The National Scholastic Arts Awards in 1998 and 1999, and an Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Indianapolis from 1998-2001.
| ||1988-1991||Studied painting at Alanus Hochschule in Bonn, Germany.|
| ||1986-1988||Studied drawing at Fachhochschule in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1982-1985||Commissioned to create Murals and Reliefs in Greece and France.|
| ||1980-1981||Studied drawing at H.d.k. Berlin in Berlin, Germany.|
| ||1974-1980||Studied navigation; Officer in the Merchant Marines.|
Solo Exhibitions (Selected):
Group Exhibitions (Selected):
| ||2001||Gallery Alekton in Athens, Greece.|
| ||2001||Center for the Arts Melina in Athens, Greece.|
| ||2001||Center for the Arts Onoma in Pythagorion, Samos, Greece.|
| ||2001||Efroymson Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.|
| ||2001||Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.|
| ||2000||Efroymson Martin Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.|
| ||1999||Abraham Lubelsky Gallery in New York, New York, United States.|
| ||1999||The MartinLuther Kirche in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1999||City Hall in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1998||Christel DeHaan Art Center at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.|
| ||1995||Commission for "Allegorias" at the MartinLuther Kirche in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1994||Gallerie Seippel in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1993||Tam Uekerman Gallery and The Gallerie Smend in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1992||Simultahnhalle in Cologne, Germany. (Sponsored by Kulturamt Koln) |
| ||1992||Set design for Sophocles' "Antigone." (Commissioned by Akademishes Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Germany.|
| ||1991||Tam Uekerman Gallery in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1991||Alfter Castle in Bonn, Germany.|
| ||1990||Set design for Jean Giradoux's "Die Irre von Chaillot" in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||2000||"Duchamp Traveling Exhibition:" Kulturbahnhof in Bremen, Germany, Emmanuel Heller Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, and The Artists' Museum in Lodz, Poland.|
| ||1999||Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. Puck Building, New York, NY, United States.|
| ||1998||Gallery at the Glass Garage in Los Angeles, California.|
| ||1994||Stadische Gallery in Wesseling, Germany.|
| ||1993||Commission for “Auszeit der Demokratie.” Presented “Chronologie Gewalt der Zeit” in Cologne, Germany.|
| ||1990||Commission for “The East Side Gallery Project – The Berlin Wall” in Berlin, Germany.|
· Efroymson, Jeremy; "Christos Koutsouras at Home with the Artist," featured in Arts Indiana, Nov/Dec 2000. Indianapolis, IN.
· Hoppe, David; “The Impatient Art of Christos Koutsouras,” in NUVO Newsweekly, Indianapolis, IN.
· Von Jurgen, Kirsten; Review, Kolner Stadtanzeiger, April 20, 1999. Cologne, Germany.
· Pratt-McQuiston, Julie; NUVO Newsweekly, February 18-25, 1998. Indianapolis, IN
· Pratt-McQuiston, Julie; NUVO Newsweekly, October 29, 1998. Indianapolis, IN.
· Binder, Evelyn; Review, Kolner Stadtanzeiger, July 26, 1995. Cologne, Germany.
· Walker, Christel; Review, Kolner Stadtanzeiger, May 28, 1995. Cologne, Germany.
· Meixner, Christiane; Review, Kolner Stadtanzeiger, April 19, 1995. Cologne, Germany.
· Schroeder, Annette; Review, Kolner Rundschau, July 7, 1994. Cologne, Germany., October 1, 1993. Cologne, Germany.
· Meixner, Christiane; Review, Schnuss Magazin, September 1992. Bonn, Germany.
· Apex: Reprint from “Chronologie.” November 1993. Cologne, Germany.
· Kunst Fur Cura: Reprint from “Chronologie I & II.” November 29, 1992.
· East Side Gallery: The Berlin Wall: Reprint of Mural. 1991. Berlin, Germany.