Lila Koufopoulou was born in Athens-Greece. She studied classical painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece and received her Master in Fine Arts in abstract video art at TUFTS University & the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston-USA. In 1992, her dissertation had the honor to inaugurate the department of Arts, Sciences, and Technology at Tufts University. That dissertation was exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1992. Before being involved in the world of Arts professionally following her dream, Lila studied Marketing and Graphic Design and worked for many International advertising companies as both an Art Director and an Account Manager (BBDO, Saatchi &Saatchi, Ted Bates, Alector/Lowe), in Athens-GR. Her life long project “TRILOGY ABOUT SOUL – Chaos & Psyche, Games of the Soul, Dreams” focuses on the soul’s journey and transformation over a woman’s life, the empowerment of her self-trust and self-respect through life’s trials, the joy to live life as a child again, and the value of dreaming. Lila’s artworks are included in the art collection of Piraeus Bank, the Uni-Pharma Pharmaceutical Laboratories, the Adelco Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics, the private art collection of the former President & CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Athens, the FDO Construction, the Franco Compania Naviera S.A. and at the residencies of many entrepreneurs around the world and Greek ship owners. A few of her art creations have been donated to special auctions for the new wing construction of the Franciscan Children Hospital in Boston and for the research of the Celiac disease in Columbia University, NY. Two of her prints have also offered as the farewell gifts to the former Canadian Ambassador Alexander Peck and his spouse, and Canadian Ambassador Keith Morrill and his spouse, on the behalf of Friends of Canada in Greece. A third one was offered to the former American Ambassador Thomas Miller and his spouse, where they used it to decorate the VIP suite of the American Embassy in Greece. Lila Koufopoulou is an International artist. In 2017 she was voted as one of the 5 finalists – and the only visual arts artist – at the GREEK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN AWARDS 2017 in Arts & Design category, in London. She has also won many honorary distinctions in Boston-USA, Athens-GR, Brussels-BE, and Paris-FR. STUDIES 1990-1992 Master in Fine Arts – TUFTS UNIVERSITY & SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS in Boston, USA. Thesis in Abstract Video Art “Chaos & Psyche.” Boston, MA, USA. 1990-1990 SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS in Boston, USA – Computer Painting, Computer Music, Video Art, Experimental Women Workshop. Boston, MA, USA. 1990-1990 TUFTS UNIVERSITY – Certificate, Summer Institute on American Language, Culture & University Life. Medford, MA, USA. 1987-1990 ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS (ΑΣΚΤ) – Dept. of Classical Drawing & Painting and Mixed Media. Professor Nikos Kessanlis workshop, Athens, GR. 1985-1987 CAM Diploma in Marketing – THE COMMUNICATIONS ADVERTISING & MARKETING (CAM) FOUNDATION in Association with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, GR & the UK. 1978-1980 Graphic Design Diploma – PETRA School of Design, Athens, GR. 1976-1978 Classical drawing and painting at the studio of the artist Theodore Drossos, Athens, GR. HONORS & AWARDS 2017 Finalist to the GREEK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN AWARDS – Arts & Design Category, London, UK. 1990-1992 1st MFA Thesis Art Exhibition in Arts & Technology (Dept of Arts & Arts and Sciences) at TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, MA-USA. 1990-1992 Five Scholarships from TUFTS University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Gerondelis Foundation, MA, USA. 1985 MEDAL of HONORS, from the President of the Council of Manche and Vice President of the General Council of France Mr. J. Marigné, Paris, FR. 1985 The representative of Greece in the “EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK” in Paris, organized by the “Association des Jeunes pour l’ Education, la Culture & Les Loisirs,” Paris, FR. 1985 National Prize for Greece at the European Poster Competition “EUROPE AND MY FUTURE,” organized by the EUROPEAN COMMUNITY and THE INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION, Brussels, BE. 1st Prize and 2 Praises at the “Teen Fashion Design Competition,” by the Athenee Stores & Tachydromos Magazine, Athens, GR. 2-year Scholarship at the Fashion Design School YANNIS TSOPANELLIS, Athens, GR.
SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS
2012 – 2019 LILA’S ART STUDIO, Private Presentations to Collectors, Athens, GR. 2017 – 2018 PALLAS ATHENA GRECOTEL, Luxury Boutique Hotel, Athens, GR. 2011 GRAND RESORT LAGONISSI – THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD, Attica, GR. 2011 ECALI VIP CLUB – Lecture and one day Art Exhibition, Ecali, GR. 2010 CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS G. KARIDIS, Filothei, GR. 2007 THE WESTIN, STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS – ASTIR PALACE Vouliagmeni, Attica, GR. 2006 ECALI VIP CLUB, – Lecture and one day Art Exhibition, Ecali, GR. 2002 CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS G. KARIDIS, Filothei, GR. 2001 CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS G. KARIDIS, Filothei, GR. 1994 LILA’S ART STUDIO, Private Presentations to Collectors, Athens, GR. 1992 AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, Medford – Boston, MA, USA.
GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS
2019 SINGULART, Permanent Web Art Exhibition, International exposure, Paris, FR. 2014-2019 SAATCHI ART, Permanent Web Art Exhibition, International exposure, CA, USA. 2018 CANAVES OIA EPITOME, Luxury Boutique Hotel, Santorini, GR. 2013 GRAND RESORT LAGONISSI – THE LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD, Attica, GR. 2012 MYi4D, Alexandra’s Koumba Gallery, Maroussi-Athens, GR 2007 RHYS GALLERY, supporting SMFA Students Scholarships, Boston, MA, USA. 2006 RHYS GALLERY, supporting SMFA Students Scholarships, Boston, MA, USA. 2003 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DREAMS, Web Art Exhibition, International exposure, CA, USA. 2003 GROSSMAN GALLERY, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA. 2002 GROSSMAN GALLERY, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA. 2002 ELOUNDA MARE HOTEL & RESORTS – RELAIS & CHATEAUX, GALLERY L-S, Crete, GR. 2001 GROSSMAN GALLERY, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA. 2000 GROSSMAN GALLERY, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA. 1992 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS in Boston, SMFA-MFA Students’ Art Exhibition, MA, USA. 1991 GROSSMAN GALLERY, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, USA.