She is a leading Greek artist of the naïve art genre. Highly respected and well established, her immediacy, authenticity and natural expression have made her well known to a wide global audience.
She expresses herself through imaginative and surrealistic themes borrowed from mythologies, history, fairy-tales and music. She interprets these in contemporary settings and with modern-day characters and through her compositions, colours and underlying messages shares with the viewer an optimistic narrative and a joyful aesthetic.
She was born in Athens, Greece, in 1946 and is a graduate of the American College of Greece (Pierce College). She has studied Law and Political-Economic Sciences at the University of Athens. She has studied also Music at the Athens Conservatory and at the Studio of the Vienna State Opera (Austria). She appeared as a soloist in the Vienna State Opera (1976-77).
As with many naïve artists, she is self-taught. She exhibited her work in many solo show and numerous group exhibitions, biennales and international art fairsspecializingin naïve art, in Greece, Italy, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada.Her works are in the public collections of the National Gallery of Art, Athens, Greece, the Greek Ministry of Tourism, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada, the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum International Naïve Art Collection, Toronto, Canada and many private collections.
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
Sophia Kalogeropoulou, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Bridges,Sismanoglio Megaron, Istanbul, Turkey
Kalogeropoulou,EllinogermanikiAgogi, Athens, Greece
Kalogeropoulou, Gina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Kalogeropoulou,Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Spetses, Greece, 2016
Mythoi Prognosis, Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation, Athens, Greece, 2014
Melodrama, Theorema Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2014
Opera Myths, Theorema Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2013
Thousand and One Nights, Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Athens, Greece, 2012
Bridges, Museum of Fine Art-HeikelMuzesi, Ankara, Turkey, 2009
Kalogeropoulou, Gallery of Internacional Naïve Art “GINA”, New York, USA, 2009
Animal Planet, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece, 2007
Mythologein,Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece, 2006
Phantom of the Opera,C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2005
Small Hats, Big Fetish,ZoumboulakisGalleries, Athens, Greece, 2003
Phantom of the Opera, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece, 2002
The Tales of Scheherazade, ZoumboulakisGalleries, Athens, Greece, 1998