Mary Schina was born in Serres, Greece. She studied printmaking (1966–1971) and typography – graphic design (1971–1973) at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) on a Greek government scholarship, and lithography at the École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1976–1981) on a French government scholarship.
She taught Plastic Art at the Athens College – Psychiko College (1981–1993). Since 1993 she has been teaching in the Printmaking Department of ASFA.
She attended Advanced Printmaking at New York University, NY, as a visiting scholar on sabbatical (1996–1997), and Advanced Printmaking and Digital Prints at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, as a visiting lecturer (2004).
Mary Schina has participated in international seminars in Norway, France, Holland and Lebanon.
She is associate professor at the Printmaking Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
1981 Lithography, Contemporary Printmaking Gallery, Athens
1984 Woodcut – Lithography, Psychoulis Gallery, Volos
1985 Woodcut – Lithography, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi, India
1986 Woodcut – Lithography, Zita-Mi Gallery, Thessaloniki
1997 Ref lections, painting, M.S. Lee Gallery, New York
– Greecescapes, printmaking, Alexandros Onassis Center of Hellenic Studies, New York
1998 Reflections, painting, Athens Art Gallery
Reflections, printmaking and painting, Cité Internationale des Arts,
under the auspises of Centre – Culturel Hellénique, Paris, France.
1999 Urbanscape, painting and printmaking, Selini Gallery, Kifissia, Athens
2000 Greecescapes, printmaking, Scorpios Art Gallery, Trikala
– Urbanscape, painting and printmaking, Zita-Mi Gallery, Thessaloniki
2001 Fine Art Realities, printmaking, Astrolavos Art Gallery, Piraeus
– Urbanscape, painting and printmaking, Amymoni Art Gallery, Ioannina
2004 Aegaeis, printmaking and painting, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
– Aegaeis, printmaking and painting, Maison de la Grèce, organized by the Centre
Culturel Hellénique, under the auspises of the Greek Embassy, Paris, France
– Aegaeis, printmaking and painting, Skoufa Gallery, Athens
2005 Printmaking – Retrospective, Kounalis Studio, Chania, Crete.
2007 Aegaean Sea – Sunlight and Colours, installation (33 digital prints on Chinese silk phototransfer
from woodcuts), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2008 Aegaean Sea – Sunlight and Colours, installation, Gallery 101, University of
Wisconsin – River Falls, USA
2009 Aegaean Sea – Sunlight and Colours, installation, 1st Rhodes Art Festival,
Modern Greek Art Museum, Rhodes.
2010 Retrospections, painting and printmaking, Gaea Gallery, Piraeus
– Aegaean Sea Odes, installation, TAF (The Art Foundation), Athens.
2012 Fire and Water, photoetching, Quincy Art Center, Quincy IL, USA.
2013 Sparkling Dark, photoetching, Skoufa Gallery, Athens.
2014 “Aegean Sea Odes”, installation, participation in ‘‘Nautilus: Navigating Greece’’,
exhibition by the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union,
Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels.
2016 Aegean Odes Ηonour the Ancient Treasures of Antikythera, printmaking,
Museum of Greek Folk Art – Bath House of the Winds, Athens.
2017 Aegean Odes Honour the Ancient Treasures of Antikythera, woodcut, digital print, installation,
Aladza Imaret, Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki.
2017-2018 Personal Invitation from the Douro Biennial Organization – Portugal,
to be part of the 3rd Global Print 2017 and the 9th International Printmaking
Biennial of Douro 2018.
2014 A special stamp (40,5 x 40 mm) issued on the occasion of the
Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union, featuring a detail of my woodcut
‘‘Aegean Odes’’ (2006).
Mary Schina’s work has been shown in over 100 group shows and International Biennials in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Rumania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Egypt, China, Japan, Istanbul, and the USA.
2003 Dr. Iwasaki Prize, 4th Kyoto International Woodprint Exhibition, Japan
2009 Award of the Rector of the Szczecin Academy of Applied Art,
International Print Triennial Krakow 2009, Poland.
Her works can be found at: the National Gallery in Athens, the Alexander Soutzos Museum
in Athens, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the Ministry of
Culture in Athens, the Cabinet des Estampes of the National Library in Paris, the Modern
Greek Art Museum in Rhodes, the Museum of the City of Athens – Vouros-Eutaxias
Foundation, the Vorres Museum in Paiania, Attica, the Shanghai Museum of Art in China,
the Museum of Graphic Arts in Cairo, Egypt, the International Graphic Art Society in
New York, the E. Averoff Gallery in Metsovo, the Gallery of the Friends of the People’s
Association in Athens, the Moschandreou Art Gallery in Messolonghi, the Constantine
Karamanlis Foundation in Athens, the Alpha Bank Collection in Greece, the Contemporary
Art Gallery Collection in Chamalières, France, the University of Wisconsin–River Falls,
Permanent Art Collection, USA, The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Art Collection, Claremont California, Leonardo Sciascia amateur d’estampes Collection,
Milano, also in many private collections in Greece, France, Germany, England, India,
Japan, and the USA.