Thomai Kontou learned sketching from 1971 to
1978 in Athens, in the Vrassida Vlahopoulos and Theodoros Drossos
ateliers. She was taught painting by Yiannis Tsarouhis, while she
learned the Fresco Technique by Dimitris Kostopoulos.
She is continuously present in the Artistic
area since 1973 with 22 individual exhibitions and has taken part
in 297 group shows in
abroad. She participated in 13 Biennales:
1996 in Belgrade, 1998 in Mexico, 1999 and 2001 in Pisa – Italy
and in 2002 and 2004 in Poland, 2005 in Nikcic - Serbia and Ankara
– Turkey. 2006 in Victoria – Canada, in
the International Spanish Flu Mail Art Biennial in Hungary and 5th
International mail art Biennale in Bodenburg-Germany. 2007 in “2
Medial Art Biennial” in London, England.
2007 it is one from the two Greek attendances, that took part in
the program "Scenes and Sounds of My City" that was co-organised
by the central UNESCO in Paris and the Sharjah Biennial 8, the
United Arab Emirates.
She was selected by the
Internal Committee it takes part in Florence Biennale 2007. And 1st
International mail art Biennale in Greece.
Her works are influenced by the Aegean Sea, its
stones and shells, by the Universal flows and the Angels’ Plasmas.
Works of her can be
found in private collections in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, USA,
Italy, Japan, Spain, Brazil. They can also be found in the Navy’s
collection in the “Averoff” warship and in the following Museums:
“Transparent Museum of Art” in Belgrade and the Post “Denmark
Museum of Art” in Copenhagen. Also in Sgourda’s Collection
“Contemporary artistic èventail” in Athens, and Beijing Natural
Culture Center, in China.
Navy has dedicated to her the 53d special edition of “Navy
Intellectual Culture”, while she has been included in the artistic
sector of the “Navy Encyclopedia”, in the “Painters meeting”
folio, and the Greek Artists’ Lexicon edited by “Melissa”.
Auspices of the Organization “Cultural Capitol of Europe –
Thessaloniki ‘97”, her folio “Aegean Shells” was edited in June
1997. It contained 10 cards from her paintings.
In 1998 she sketched the scenery and costumes
for the play “Our own yard” by Vangelis Colonas, which was
performed in Larissa in cooperation with the “Theater of
Thessaly”. She is organized and she is the curator of the << 1st
international mail art exhibition in Greece>> in Elassona and
Athens. Now she organises having the
figurative assiduity, the «1st mail art Biennale in Greece», the
“mail art for refugees in Greece”, in collaboration with the Greek
Council for refugees. As “The Argonautic Expedition mail art” , in
Municipal Art Gallery – Museum G.I. Katsigra Larissa and
Municipal Art Gallery of Nea Ionia – Volos.