Maria Bampali is an artist and writer. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and now lives and works in London. Currently, she is studying the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, and received her BFA from Central Saint Martins (1st Class Honours) in 2021.
Her practice, primarily centred on painting and its expansive forms, examine subjects related to fragments of memory, place, and cultural heritage. Through a poetic and lyrical mark-making, Bampali crafts reimagined and subjective narratives that flow amongst the personal, speculative, and imaginative; to find comfort between past and present; the native and everyday.

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EDUCATION
2023 – present   MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
2022 – 2023       Graduate Diploma in Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
2017 – 2021       BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins (1st Class Honours)
2019 – 2020       Diploma in Professional Studies (Sandwich Year) 
2016 – 2017       Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Leeds College of Art
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2024         Sit Inside My Uneasy Loveliness, AMP Gallery, London, UK
                 The Entranced Essence, RuptureXIBIT (+Studio), London, UK
                 OPEN CALL by The Phony Art Collective, Lock In Gallery, Brighton, UK   
2023         Degree Show, Graduate Diploma in Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
                 Summer Salon Show, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
2022        I'm Falling Into..., IMT Gallery, curated by Hannah Li (Hanjing), London, UK
                Bow Open Show 2022, The Nunnery Gallery, curated by Baezianz, London, UK 
                Bow Road Open Studios 2022, Bow Arts, London, UK 
2021        Do I Belond T(here)?, Harlesden High School, curated by Maria Bampali & Tommy Xie, London, UK
2018        Who Are We Now, Livesey Exchange, London, UK 
2017        Re-Enactment of 'Les Interdictions' with Annette Messenger, The Street, CSM, London, UK
                Fem Fatal, The Concept London, London UK 
AWARDS 
2023       Giorgis Laimos Scholarship
2023       Goldsmiths Excellence Fee Waiver
PUBLICATIONS 
2023      I Feel Everything (Thalassa reminds me), Self-published
2022      Some(where) In the Water, Self-published
2022     THE(OTHER), Self-published
2018      Selected Artist @ARTIT MAGAZINE, Issue no.1