George Hadoulis (born 1966) lives and works in Athens. He studied at the École des Beaux-arts in Paris and has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges.
Working in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing and print-making, he has consistently explored the nature of perception and representation. From his early experiments with abstraction and expressionism, to his most recent, jewel-toned landscapes, vibrant rock paintings and studio views, Hadoulis has examined, probed, and questioned how to capture the perceived world of movement, space and time in two dimensions.
Ceramic has been also central to his practice. Intrigued, not only by its great importance within art history but mostly for its utilitarian value, from pots to houses, fired clay was used to build civilization. Inspired by nature, mythology, and the human form, his ceramic work is infused with the effortless exuberance of the Mediterranean.
With both intellectual rigour and sheer delight in the act of looking, Hadoulis evokes a world of spontaneous sensuality that radiates joy and optimism.
George Hadoulis has exhibited widely in solo shows and has been included in many group exhibitions internationally.
2019 Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (text by Harris Vlavianos, George Mylonas).
2017 Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (text by Christos Chomenidis).
2016 New Ceramics, The Benaki Museum (shop window display), Athens.
New Drawings & Ceramics, Anti Gallery, Antiparos.
2015 Rock Paintings & Ceramic Vessels, Skoufa Gallery, Mykonos.
2014 New Paintings & Ceramics, The Old School, Kastro, Sifnos, (texts by Elizabeth Plessa, George Psaltis).
Rocks, Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (texts by Elizabeth Plessa, George C. Psaltis).
2012 Portraits, Thanassis Frissiras Gallery, Athens, (text by George Hadoulis).
2010 New works on paper, Art Athina – International Art Fair, Skoufa Gallery, Athens.
Palmtrees, Metamorfosis Gallery, Thessaloniki.
Retrospective, Works 1999-2009, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens.
2009 Private View, Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (text: by Alekos Fassianos).
2008 Giomisti Kefali, Sifnos. Marina Keas Gallery, Kea.
2007 Verandas, swimmers & more, Tsihritzis Foundation for Visual Arts, (curated by Eleni Athanasiou).
2006 Swimmers, Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (texts by Yiannis Xanthoulis, Iris Kritikou)
2004 Portraits & Flowers, Skoufa Gallery, Athens.
2002 Veranda installation & performance, Zoumboulakis Galleries. (text: by Alekos Fassianos).
2000 Retrospective, Works 1990-2000, The French Institute, Piraeus. (texts by Alekos Fassianos, Haris Kambourides, Marcel Durand).
1999 New paintings & drawings, Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (texts: by Aris Davarakis, Alekos Fassianos).
1996 Skoufa Gallery, Athens. (texts by Yorgos Kakoulides, Alekos Fassianos).
1992 Skoufa Gallery, Athens, (text by Yorgos Maniotis).
1991 Agathi Gallery, Athens, (text by Alekos Fassianos).
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 The Beautiful island, Old School of Kastro, Sifnos
2019 Art Athina – International Art Fair, Skoufa Gallery, Athens
2018 Art Athina – International Art Fair, Skoufa Gallery, Athens
2016 Ornament, Skoufa Gallery, Athens (curator: Elizabeth Plessa).
2016 Imago Ignota, Ekfrasi – Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery Athens, (curator: Emmanouil Zacharioudakis).
2016 Territories of the South, The Kydoniefs Foundation Andros, (curator: Athena Schina).
2015 The New Landscape, Evripides art Gallery, (curator: Haris Kambouridis).
2014 Painting III, The Frissiras Museum, Athens.
2012 Face to Face, The Frissiras Museum, Athens.
2011 Ioli Xifara – George Hadoulis, Skoufa Gallery, Athens.
2008 Experiencing Greece: Travels Through an Enchanted Landscape, Hellenic House, Beijing, (curator: Iris Kritikou).
2007 Pathways of Greek painting, Internatinal House of Music, Moscow, (organised by Kapopoulos Fine Arts, curator: Athina Schina).
Flower views, Metamorfosis Gallery, Thessaloniki, (curator: Haris Kambourides).
2006 En mini ekatomveoni, Marina Keas Gallery, Kea, (curator: Iris kritikou).
Cow parade, Athens (curator: Iris Kritikou).
2001 Window with view, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens.
2000 Two thousand tins, Piraeus Street Printing Studio, (curators: Alexis Veroucas, Niki Nikonanou, Nikos Stefanou).
1998 Ioli Xifara – George Hadoulis, Metamorfosis Gallery, Thessaloniki.
1997 Earthly and Metphysical, Adam Gallery, Paros, (curator: Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan).
Advertising – comments and references, Pierides Gallery, Athens, (organized by Adel Saatchi &
Saatchi, curator: Olga Danilopoulou).
1996 Masters and students – a proposal for reading, Astrolavos Gallery, Athens, (curator: Manos
1995 Greek Contemporary Artists, National Bank of Greece, Nafplio.
1994 Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Grand Palais, Paris.
1992 Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Grand Palais, Paris.
Presences greques: Hadoulis – Rorris – Veroucas, Galerie Flak, Paris.
The Frissiras collection, Municipal Gallery of Rhodes, (curator: Haris Kambourides).
1985 Galerie Bernanos, Paris.
MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Β & Ε Goulandris Foundation – Museum of Contemporary Art
Municipal Gallery of Rhodes
The Frissiras Museum
C & S Moschandreou Contemporary Art Gallery
The Vorres Museum