Udinotti Agnese (1940)

She was born in Athens in 1940. She studied fine arts at the Arizona State University, U.S.A. (1959-1962), graduated with distinction (distinguished achievement award), and the following year, she attended a postgraduate course in the same university (1963). She lives and works in the U.S. since 1959. Her first solo exhibition in Greece was held at the Hellenic-American Union in 1968 (she had already presented two solo shows in Arizona).
Her artistic activity includes artworks of painting, sculpture and printmaking with multifaceted allusions to the human destiny and the dystopian aspects of Western civilization. Her leaning towards expressionism and abstraction was already evident in the elliptical anthropomorphic figures of her earlier small metal sculptures. The human form, more or less recognizable, at times distorted, ambiguous or elusive, is a fundamental thematic component of both her wall artworks and three-dimensional compositions. Her art is characterized by symbolic references to existential questions linked to life experiences, emotional charge and aesthetic perfection.
Alongside her career in visual arts, she has published works of poetry, and has authored and edited art publications. Moreover, she runs her own gallery of contemporary art and, in 2007, she founded and currently directs the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art (Arizona, U.S.A.), which is committed to the study of the human form in art, throughout the ages.
She has presented her work in many solo and group exhibitions, mainly in Greece and the U.S.A., but also in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico, El Salvador, et al. Her works are found in many public and private collections all over the world.