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Maria Tolia

Maria Tolia
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My name is Maria, I was born in Athens and I am currently based in Glasgow.
I started making art as an outlet to create a safe space for myself and I want to help other people find that in making things.
I work in drawing, writing, printmaking, and lately I have been exploring a more participatory aspect to my work through installations, workshops and collaborations.
After completing a BA in History and Theory of Art from Athens School of Fine Arts I went on to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
Since graduation I have made a puppet show with my flatmate and have put up an installation together. I took part in a group show at GENERATORprojects where I created an installation of drawings, stick birds and notes I took in the bath tub during lockdown. I've also collaborated with fellow artists in community settings and facilitated outdoor scavenger hunts based on drawing.
BA Hons Contemporary Art Practice – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, 2016-2019
Erasmus Placement – Polytechnic University of Valencia – Faculty of Fine Arts, 2018
BA Art Theory & History – Athens School of Fine Arts, 2010-2015

2022
"of birds and herbs", VOLK Gallery, Dundee, UK

2021
“MMMMM”, Generatorprojects, Dundee, UK
“And nothing else”, Generatorprojects, Dundee, UK "Impact Arts Makers & Artists Mentoring Programme Showcase", The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, UK "Theatre Midnight", Online AGM, Generatorprojects

2020
30X30 Online Edition, Society of Scottish Artists
Essential Forms, Saltspace, Glasgow, UK
Herbarium II, Athens Printmaking Centre, Athens, Greece
Anthropologio, Art Number 23, Athens, Greece

2019
Little Originals, Dock Street Studios, Dundee, UK
Whooosh Gallery II, Dundee, UK
193rd Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
Degree Show – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, UK
Dry Run – GENERATORprojects, Dundee, UK
Dain Hings – The Wild Rover, Dundee, UK
Proof Prints – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, UK

2018
Members Show, GENERATORprojects, Dundee, UK

2014
Project LGAT – Melina
MMMMM
  • Maria Tolia
  • MMMMM
  • Installation
Night guard in loch Voil
  • Maria Tolia
  • Night guard in loch Voil
  • Watercolour
And Nothing Else
  • Maria Tolia
  • And Nothing Else
  • Installation
A sense of place
  • Maria Tolia
  • A sense of place
  • Mixed Media
Theatre Midnight
  • Maria Tolia
  • Theatre Midnight
  • Assemblage
MAMP Impact Arts - scavenger hunt item
  • Maria Tolia
  • MAMP Impact Arts - scavenger hunt item
  • Ceramics

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