Bio

Chrysanne Stathacos  is a multidisciplinary artist of Greek, American and Canadian origin. Her work has encompassed printmaking, textile, painting, installation  and conceptual art. Stathacos is heavily involved with and influenced by feminism, Greek Mythology, eastern spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism, all of which inform her current artistic practice.

Stathacos has exhibited in museums, galleries, and venues internationally. She has participated in countless exhibitions in various media, but she is most known for her unique combination of performance and installation. She has received funding for her projects and her artwork from foundations and government agencies such as the Art Matters Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, among others.

She presented The Wish Machine (1997) at Grand Central Station under the auspices of Creative Time Inc., and the project went on to countless venues including The Power Plant, Toronto (1999) . The Banquet (1992), her collaboration with Hunter Reynolds, (a.k.a. Patina du Prey), originally presented at Thread Waxing Space, New York, was commemorated on May 1, 2017 at Participant Inc, New York, to mark it’s 25th anniversary. Her interactive installation 1-900 Mirror Mirror (1993-96) premiered at the Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, and traveled to six venues. 1-900 Mirror Mirror was shown at Frieze NY with The Breeder/Athens in 2017.

AA Bronson included her performance and installation Rose Mirror Mandala (2006) in The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, (2013). Her performance “Pythia’s Warm Breath” was included in Oracle Drawings, Parliament of Bodies, public programs, documenta 14, 2017.  Stathacos most recently had her first one person exhibition in Athens, “Pythia”, The Breeder, Athens in 2017. She participated in the exhibition and performance project “Pause” at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, within a survey of AA Bronson’s collaborative works in April, 2018.

Her recent exhibitions include Gold Rush at Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto and Situations, New York City. Her installation  “Five  Mirrors  of the  World ” is currently at the Second edition of  The Sculpture Park, Jaipur, India   which will run til July,2020.

Stathacos works are in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada  the Albright-Knox Art Gallery , Buffalo, New York; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria . British Columbia, Canada; the Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, New York; the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada; and the Memorial Art Gallery,  University of Rochester. 

She launched MOMMY,a web site celebrating women artists with artist Susan Silas in 2011,(http://mommybysilasandstathacos.com).  She is a founding Director of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, (dgli.org) a non- profit organization that works to help Tibetan Buddhist women practitioners in India and Tibet, inspired by the life work of  Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

 Stathacos will participate as a panelist in a major artist-centered research convening titled, In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art, and Social Practice, organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in partnership with the University of Victoria, with dates October 25 – 27, 2019, taking place at the University of Victoria.

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Chrysanne Stathacos  fonds at The National Gallery of Canada

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