Martha Zmpounou is a visual artist based in London.


Selected Exhibitions.

2015

  • Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London, UK                                                           
  • Group Exhibition of Selected artists, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Art Athina, Faliro Pavillion Hellenic Olympic Properties, Athens, Greece
  • Martha Zmpounou Solo Exhibition, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2014

  • EWAAC Exhibition, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, UK                                
  • Secret Art Prize, Curious Duke Gallery, London, UK        

2013

  • Art Athina, Faliro Pavillion Hellenic Olympic Properties, Athens, Greece                        
  • Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, UK
  • In Art, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2012

  • Washed up in Walthamston, Walden studios, London, UK                               
  •  Modern Panic III, Apiary Studios, London, UK
  • The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2011

  • The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK                              
  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, UK                     
  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Selected works, Catmose Gallery, Rutland, UK                                                            
  • Xhibit 2011, Core Gallery, London, UK (on tour) 
  • Images 35, Association of Illustration, Bankside Gallery, London, UK
  • Images 35, Association of Illustration, National Tour of selected works, Darlington Civic Theatre, University of Derby, Viewpoint Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Prescot Museum, UK                                     
  • MACD Final Year Show 2011, Rochelle Gallery, London, UK                                                                       
  • Xhibit 2011, The Gallery, London College of Communication, London, UK                                                                            
  •  Last and Found, MACD 2011,  Soreditch Town Hall, London, UK

2010

  • Surprise II, Technopolis, Athens, Greece                                                                                                        
  • DEMO#I, Dymano Project Space, Thessaloniki, Greece                               
  • Kodra Fresh, Kodra Field, Thessaloniki, Greece

2009

  • Bad Girs Don’t Go to Heaven, REMAP2, Athens, Greece                                                                               
  • Surprise I, Technopolis, Athens, Greece                                                         
  • Young Artists, Zina Athanasiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece  

2008

  • In Danger, Teloglion Foundation of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece                                                                            
  • Making of 49th TFF, Closing ceremony of Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
  • AUTH: 10 Years of the Engraving Workshop, Aristotle University of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece

2005

  • Small Works, Union of Fine Artists, Athens, Greece                                                                                  
  • Sani Art for All, Sani Beach Hotel, Chalkidiki, Greece                     

2004

  •  4th Art Bazaar, MMCA, Thessaloniki, Greece                          
  • School of Fine Art Graduate Show, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece

2002-2003

  • Action Field KODRA, Annual Meeting of Alternative Artists, Thessaloniki, Greece                            

2001

  • 3rd Biennale of Young Artists, Crete, Greece                                                                                                                   

2000

  • Fine Art Students’ Group Exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia                                                                                      
  • 7th Inter-Balkan Meeting of Young Artists, Didimoteixo, Greece
  • Portes Ouvertes, Engraving seminar and exhibition, University of Limoges, France                        

 

Awards

  • 2015, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, UK (Finalist)
  • 2014, Secret Art Prize, London, UK (Shortlisted)
  • 2014, EWAAC Art Award, London, UK  (Best Drawing) (Winner)
  • 2014, Aesthetica Art Prize, Aesthetica Magazine (Longlisted)
  • 2013, Aesthetica Art Prize, Aesthetica Magazine (Longlisted)
  • 2012, Aesthetica Art Prize, Aesthetica Magazine (Longlisted)
  • 2011, The De Laszlo Foundation Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters (Winner)

 

Selected Publications

  • 2014, The State of Art- Representational & Abstract #2 Bare Hill Publishing, UK
  • 2014, Aesthetica Art Prize 2014- 100 Contemporary Artists, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd
  • 2013, Aesthetica Art Prize 2013- 100 Contemporary Artists, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd
  • 2012, Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, Aesthetica Magazine Ltd
  • 2011, Images 35- Best of British Illustration, Association of Illustrators, UK
  • 2009, Athens Voice, September 2009, Issue 269, Athens, Greece

 

Education

  • MA in Communication Design, Illustration pathway, Central Saint Martins College, London, UK
  • BA Honors in Fine Art and MA in Painting, Aristotle University of Fine and Applied Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece