Maria Apostolopoulou is a renown Greek glyptic artist and jewellery designer that explores and reinvents the ancient art of glyptography .
Gemstone engraving , seal stone carving, reverse intaglio engraving, art medals and contemporary coins , goldsmithery , jewellery design, miniature objects and painting.
The whole of Maria A.'s work not only revives but also adds a new chapter on the modern history of the classical Glyptic arts .
Since 1992 Μaria A. creates outstanding glyptic jewellery collections exposed in museums, art shops , art exhibitions and cultural foundations, beside the design of jewellery brand collections .
As a co-founder, designer and gem engraver of the multi awarded COSMOCHAOS jewellery design studio, since 1994 she participated to numerous international jewellery fairs
As a founding member of J.A.W (Jewellery Art Workers) Association of Greek Jewellery Designers since 2005, Maria A. co- curated some important art jewellery exhibititons in Greece ("Symbols" at Industrial Gas Museum Athens 2014, "50 women-50 roles" at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation Athens 2011, "Everything Flows" Ena art gallery 2016 and more).
Maria A. as a teacher of glyptography taught glyptic arts at the National Goldsmithery School of Stemnitsa from 2012-2017 .
She is full memebr of Greek Goldsmith association since 1994.
Since 2008 she is member of the cultural organization Event Horizon exhibiting her paintings.
Since 2018 she is the creative director of the jewellery brand Eros and Psyche.
Maria A. studied Glyptography next to the last European master of glyptic arts Nick Kielty-Labrinides from 1990-1996 and painting next to the painter Th. Drossos from 1985-1988. Her artistic background includes a BA on scenography from L Stavrakos school of cinema, sculpture courses at the University of Western Macedonia with prof. Hector Papadakis , high goldsmithery apprenticipe next to Manos Panagiotou and a lifelong training on rare traditional jewellery techniques such as the Georgian cloisonee enamelling, repousse techniques, next to traditional craftsmen around the world.
Maria Apostolopoulou lives in Athens and works at her studio in the historic center of the city.