Maria Apostolopoulou is an established contemporary glyptic artist and jewellery designer, born and based in Athens, Greece. Since 1994 she engaged professionally the jewellery design and gem sculpture field , forming a modern face for the major art of gem engraving.
Her work is displayed in museums, cultural foundations, galleries and selected jewellry shops,
British museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, Archaeological Museum of Tokyo and of Kobe, Royal British Society of Sculptors, Athens Biennale, Art Athina art fair and more.
Co-founder, designer and gem engraver at the multi awarded COSMOCHAOS jewellery design studio, Maria has exposed her glyptic collections in numerous International Jewellery Fairs in Munich, New York, Milan, Tokyo, Madrid and Greece.
As a founding member of J.A.W (Association of Greek Jewellery Designers) since 2004, she has organized with the group some of the most important art jewellery exhibititons in Greece such as "Symbols" at Industrial Gas Museum Athens, "50 women-50 roles" at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation Athens, "Everything Flows" at Ena art gallery in 1st Athens Jewellery Week and more.
By being an Educator of Glyptography at the Goldsmithery School of Stemnitsa since 2013, Maria contributes to the revival and spread of the ancient art of Gemstone Engraving.
Maria Apostolopoulou graduated from the Centre of Glyptograghy and Gemmology in Athens , her artistic background includes also a BA on Stage designing from Hellenic School of Cinema L . Stavrakou, a long painting apprenticeship next to the Greek painter Th. Drossos, Sculpture courses at University of Western Macedonia (Lifelong learning) and training on rare jewellery techniques next to master craftsmen.