Mary Grigoriadis: Three Decades

April 1 - July 2, 2023
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“In the early 1970s the Pattern and Decoration movement was among the early, and welcome, warning signs that American painting could be other than abstract and minimal...[Grigoriadis’ paintings] still pack a delicious visual punch.” 
 - Roberta Smith, The New York Times 

 “Just as Josef Albers investigated color relationships using squares within squares, Grigoriadis explores the interaction of patterns using a bilaterally symmetrical format of frames within frames.” - Hayden Herrera, Art in America 

Rooted in her Greek heritage, Grigoriadis’ paintings explore the use of pattern in various other art historical moments as well as in women’s crafts from western and nonwestern cultures. Grigoriadis’ thick, richly layered brushstrokes and unconventional use of imagery caught the attention of reviewers and museums as early as the mid-seventies at the very inception of the Pattern and Decoration Movement. Grigoriadis’s work has been reviewed in Art in America,New York Magazine, Artforum, Arts Magazine, ARTNews and The New York Times, among other publications. Her last solo exhibition at Accola Griefen Fine Art, Strokescapes: 1970’s and 1980’s, was reviewed in The New York Times by Roberta Smith as well as in The New Yorker and The Huffington Post

Grigoriadis has exhibited in venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Brooklyn Museum, NY; the Aldrich Museum, CT; the Queens Museum, NY; the U.S. Embassies in Belgrade, Pretoria, Cape Town and Athens; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece; the Kresge Art Museum, MI; The Bronx Museum, NY; and The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. 

Her work is included in numerous public collections: MoCA, Los Angeles, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, VA; the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, MI; the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, NY; the Parrish Art Museum, NY; the U.S. Embassy Annex in Athens; the Vorres Museum, Greece; the Derfner Museum, NY, the Guild Hall Museum, NY; the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. She is included in With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985 which was recently on view at MoCA, Los Angeles and opened at The Hessel Museum of Art in summer 2021. 

 In 1972 Grigoriadis was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery, the first gallery for women artists in the United States. She lives and works in New York City.