Chrysanne Stathacos

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Chrysanne Stathacos (b. 1951, Buffalo, USA) is a multidisciplinary artist of Greek, American and Canadian origin. She studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA (1969-1970); at York University, Toronto, Canada (1970-1973). Her work has encompassed print, textile, performance and conceptual art. Stathacos is heavily involved with and influenced by feminism, Greek Mythology, environment, eastern spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism, all of which inform her current artistic practice.

Stathacos is widely known for her public interactive artworks which include 1-900 Mirror Mirror (1993) which was first presented at Andrea Rosen Gallery and traveled to Art Metropole, Toronto and Franklin FurnaceNew York. The artist also creates performances—one of which was included in the public program The Parliament of Drawings in Documenta 14— as well as paintings and prints that have been featured in numerous exhibitions including Gold Rush at Cooper Cole, Toronto (2018). Recently, she created a series of works from her Rose Mirror Mandala Series for exhibitions curated by AA Bronson at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2013); Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2015); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2015); and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018). Her latest major work, The Five Mirrors of the World  was included in the 2nd edition of The Sculpture Park, The Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur (December 2018).

Stathacos has exhibited for over 40 years in museums, galleries and public spaces internationally. She will be included in the 13th Gwangju Biennale / Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning directed by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala this fall. Solo exhibitions and projects include A Space (1978), Mercer Union (1980), Chromazone (1982), Art Metropole (1995), and Gallery TPW (1997), The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (1999), all in Toronto, Canada; Creative Time, New York (1997), Participant Inc., New York (2004 and 2017), The Breeder Gallery, Athens (2017) and Situations, New York, (2018). She has been included by numerous institutions in group exhibitions  including the ICA, Boston (1993), PS1, New York (1997),  Oakville Galleries, Oakville (1999); Yokahama Triennial, Yokohama (2001), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2006), Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2010), and documenta 14, Athens (2017). Stathacos’ works are included in public and private collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Art Bank, Ottawa; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. The Chrysanne Stathacos fonds is located in the Archives and Library, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Stathacos currently lives and works between Athens, Greece and Toronto, Canada.

Chrysanne Stathacos

Broken Glsss Line

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Broken Glsss Line, 1994-1995

Oil on linen, printed glass and net

24" X 24"
60.96cm X 60.96cm

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Glass

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Glass - net, 1994-1995

Oil on linen, printed glass and net

24" X 24"
60.96cm X 60.96cm

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Golden Twist

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Golden Twist, 1994

Oil on linen, printed ivy and net

72" X 50"
182.88cm X 127cm

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Broken Glass

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Broken Glass, 1994-1995

Oil on linen, printed glass and ivy

84" X 48"
213.36cm X 121.92cm

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1-900 Mirror Mirror

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1-900 Mirror Mirror, 1993 - 2020

Mirror, plexiglass, wood, videophone, steel table, hand printed hair, ivy, roses on mirror

Dimensions variable, each panel is 96 x 48 in (243.8 x 121.9 cm)

Design Consultant - Ken Saylor

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Gold Rush

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Gold Rush, 2019

Closing Performance at Cooper Cole, Toronto

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Gold Leaf IV

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Gold Leaf IV, 2018

Leaf, coffee and oil on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Rush IV

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Gold Rush IV, 2018

Printed marijuana leaf (oil based) on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Leaf III

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Gold Leaf III , 2018

Leaf, coffee and oil on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Leaf II

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Gold Leaf II, 2018

Leaf, coffee and oil on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Leaf I

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Gold Leaf I , 2018

Leaf, coffee and oil on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Rush I

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Gold Rush I, 2018

Printed marijuana leaf (oil based) on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Rush II

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Gold Rush II, 2018

Printed marijuana leaf (oil based) on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Rush III

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Gold Rush III, 2018

Printed marijuana leaf (oil based) on linen

10" X 8"
25.4cm X 20.32cm

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Gold Leaf

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Gold Leaf , 1990

Printed marijuana leaf (oil based) on canvas

14" X 14"
35.56cm X 35.56cm

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Hot Gold

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Hot Gold , 2018

Printed silkscreen (oil based) on canvas and wooden panel

Edition of 3, 2 AP

20" X 16 "
50.8cm X 40.64cm

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Water Gold

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Water Gold , 2018

Printed silkscreen (oil based) on canvas and wooden panel

20" X 16"
50.8cm X 40.64cm

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Sky Gold

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Sky Gold , 2018

Printed silkscreen (oil based) on canvas and wooden panel

20" X 16"
50.8cm X 40.64cm

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Blue Weed

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Blue Weed , 2018

Printed ivy and marijuana on bleach denim

25" X 25"
63.5cm X 63.5cm

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Gold Silkscreen

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Gold Silkscreen, 1990

Silkscreen

18.5" X 16"
46.99cm X 40.64cm

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Big Gold

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Big Gold , 1992-2018

Printed marijuana leaves (oil based) on canvas with silkscreen

84" X 24"
213.36cm X 60.96cm

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Tria Philia

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Tria Philia , 2018

Printed ivy and marijuana leaves (oil based) on flax linen

57" X 83"
144.78cm X 210.82cm

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Blue Lovers

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Blue Lovers , 2018

Printed ivy and marijuana leaves (oil based) on bleach denim

77" X 65"
195.58cm X 165.1cm

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Venice

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Venice, 1990

Oil on canvas

70" X 66"
177.8cm X 167.64cm

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Rose Mandela

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Rose Mandela, 2018

Flowers, mirror, cabbabis leaves, crystal

Dimensions variable