Maria Coletsis


Contemporary Photography 2019                      CICA Museum Korea

Staged Stills

I have used a common photocopying machine to create staged tableaux with found objects and myself as subject. I use historical and traditional archetypes and am using a machine of corporate culture to produce unique portraits. This body of work continues my experimentation of non-traditional photographic equipment in an attempt to broaden the ways we depict identity.

Myths and Rituals  Solo Exhibition Athens, Greece

Photo Painting

This non- silver technique creates photographic imagery with applied light sensitive inks to the surface of the paper. Many of the works underwent multiple exposures with an individual color. The application of pigment and the photograph become seamless within the image. Mythical women have played a large role in my artwork. The act of ritual and ceremony are integral to each portrayal. By using this process, I can merge the photographic detail with strokes made by hand. Making it possible to create unique environments for each figure and explore diverse archetypes. 


Juliet Margaret Cameron Award                    Barcelona Photo Bienalle Exhibition 2019

Fractal Forest

Fractal Forest is a series of photographs which explores the never-ending patterns in nature. By repeating and rotating the self-similar image, I was drawn to the vortex created in the center. How new shapes are formed and imagined in this new landscape of symbols and sexuality. I began with the forest and moved deeper to the plant life within it, discovering spiritual motifs and organic forms.

Upcoming Exhibitions 

Maria Coletsis



Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Maria received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design with a major in Photography in 1990. Maria then attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where in 1995 she received her Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Photography. Her artwork was selected to participate in the Osaka Triennale twice and in touring group shows throughout the United States. Recently Maria’s work "Burlesque Dress" was shown at the Rhodes & Mann Gallery in London, England. Her work "Pindex Pinups" was included in the Artropolis art exhibition in Vancouver, Canada and included in the following Artropolis exhibition with her computer installation entitled "Artiphycial Language" which explored the virtual world of avatars. She was also selected to participate in the Women in Photography, "Tea Time" touring photography exhibition. Maria continues to exhibit her artwork and pursue international projects. Regarding sales information please send e-mail for further details. This web site is divided into thumbnail galleries displaying the different collections of Maria’s diverse photographic work.  

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