Sofia Petropoulou was born in 1964 in Greece. She obtained a Masters Degree in Sociology of Education, University of Exeter, UK. Having been a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, she currently lives and works in Athens after a nine-year stay in Luxembourg.
In Sofia Petropolou’s abstract pieces the color, the lines and the composition take precedence over the object of representation. Drawing from both the natural elements and the urban landscapes, she doesn’t escape from real sources, yet permits color and gesture to dictate composition.
She has shown her work in 12 individual and 15 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including the Hellenic Centre in London, the Tsichrintzis Foundation of the Visual Arts in Athens, the Cadogan Contemporary Gallery in London, the Goulandris Museum in Athens, the Frieze Art Fair in London and the War Museum in Athens. Her works are part of private and public collections in Greece, the UK, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, France, Denmark, Holland, Cyprus, Canada and Luxembourg, while her paintings are auctioned by major auction houses like Christie’s.