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Konstantin Dimopoulos

Phone: 9177442565

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K O N S T A N T I N    D I M O P O U L O S


b. Egypt 1954.  New Zealand 1962-2003. Australia and USA 2003 –

BA Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.  Chelsea School of Art, London


I graduated from Victoria University in New Zealand with a degree in sociology and psychology, later studying art in London. People and their environment play a large part in my art practice, from my sculptures to my public art installations. I seek to humanise public spaces with my sculptures, creating an organic aspect to the built environment. My social art installations (such as The Blue Trees) apply an artist’s voice to global issues such as deforestation, homelessness, social isolation and cultural appropriation.

Commissioned Public Sculpture
2012  Golden Field  Jean Oxley Public Service Centre, Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA

2012  Giants Amongst Us  City of Palmerston North, New Zealand

2012  Red Stix  Seattle WA, USA

2011  Alara  Flinders, Australia

2011  Voyager  City of Gisborne, New Zealand

2010 …and the wind whispered your name  Holocaust Memorial sculpture,
   Leo Baeck Centre,  Melbourne, Australia
2010  Red Echo
City of Palm Springs, California, USA

2010  The Red Forest Denver, USA : Voted Best Public Artwork 2011
2010  Rothko’s Chapel  Boston, USA

2010  Sinuous Red  Municipality of Abu Dhabi, UAE

2010  Blue Tree In A Red Landscape  RACV Healesville Country Club, Australia

2010  Dancers On A Lakefront  Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, Australia :    Funded by ArtsACT, Australia

2010  Ripples and Journeys  City of Monash, Melbourne, Australia

2008  GreenBlack Auckland International Airport (internal sculpture)

2007  PULSE  University of the Sunshine Coast, Buderim, Queensland

2007  Colour Field   City of Whittlesea, Melbourne

2007  Cypher   Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

2006  Red Centre  Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

  Funded by Arts Victoria and Federation Square
2006  Red Orange  Sculpture In The Gulf, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2006  Black Cube  Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Australia

2005  Windgrass  New Zealand Pavilion, World Expo, Aichi, Japan

2005  Red Ridge  The Hills International Golf Course, Arrowtown, NZ

2004  Kete (keh-teh)  Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island, NZ

2002  Pacific Grass  Wellington, New Zealand - Winner Wellington Civic Initiative award for sculpture;  Winner Kinetic Art Organisation international award


Selected Social Art Installations

2012 The Blue Trees – Sacramento Public Art Program, USA
2012 The Blue Trees – Florida University, Gainesville, USA
2012 The Blue Trees – Public Art Program, Seattle, USA

2011-12 The Blue Trees – Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, New Zealand

2011The Tattooed Tailor, Art In Odd Places, New York, USA

2011The Blue Trees – Vancouver Biennale, Canada

2009 Black Parthenon -  Festival of Light, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

2005 Sacred Grove – the blue forest City of Melbourne, Australia

Black Pharoahs Appropriation 2005 Nagoya, Japan

2005 The Tattooed Tailor - L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival Arts Program, Australia

2004 Red Tree Blue Tree  Kings Domain, Melbourne, Australia.



2011 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

2008 Melbourne International Art Fair 2008 (Conny Dietzschold Gallery)

2007 Auckland Art Fair (Conny Dietzschold Gallery)

2007 Cologne Art Fair (Conny Dietzschold Gallery)

2007 Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney



500x Art in Public; by Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing 2012 

Connells Bay Centre for Sculpture; by Robin Woodward 2007

Wellington – A City for Sculpture; ed. Jenny Harper and Aaron Lister 2007

Art and About: A Guide to Wellington’s Public Art; by Frances Sutton


Magazines, newspapers and blogs (a small selection) Painting Houston’s trees blue: striking project to touch on last year’s devastating drought, August 2012 Stunning Electric Blue Trees Spring Up In Seattle, April 2012

Seattle Times, USA: Artist colours trees blue to draw attention to deforestation problem, April 2012 Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos, April 2012 Blue Trees as Social Art, April 2012 : Blue Trees Heading to Seattle, March 2012

Fahrenheit Contemporary Art magazine, Mexico, Cover photo & text, Spring 2012

ArtNews New Zealand: The Blue Trees – Cover photo and text, Spring 2011

The Globe and Mail (Canada): Globe Arts: An Anniversary in Blue, April 2011

Vancouver Sun:  Artist colours metro Vancouver trees blue, April 2011
The Vancouver Observer:  Vancouver Biennale creates blue forests, April 2011

ABC News:  Sculpture Whispers at Belconnen, August 2010

Australian Jewish News:  A Memory for Eternity, December 2010

John-Paul Hussey, Neos Kosmos: Seeing the wood for the trees, December 2010
Fotis Kapetopoulos, Neos Kosmos: Black Parthenon the lamentation, June 2009

Ken Scarlett, USA Sculpture Magazine: Sinuous Colour, May 2007

Dan Chappell, ArtNews New Zealand: Random Perfection, 2006

Jonathan Green, The Age Arts:  June 2006

ABC National News: New Icon for Melbourne, June 2006

Public Art Review USA Blue Trees Cut Down, Issue 34, 2006

Gill Harbant; Herald Sun, Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award’ 06

Adele Dimopoulos; LINO Magazine; The Man Who Coloured Trees 2006

Julie Copeland; ABC Radio Arts Program, 13 March 2005

Jack Becker; Public Art Review, International Kinetic Art, Fall/Winter 04

Dimitri Tsahuridis; Neos Kosmos, Melbourne,  October 2004

Diana Dekker; NZ House & Garden, September 2003 edition 

Virginia Were; Art News New Zealand, Public Sculpture pp.42-45



2012 Invited to speak at TEDx Sacramento, USA

2011 Invited to create a work for Art In Odd Places, New York City

2010 Invited to create a work for HarborArts, Boston USA

2009 Invited to create an installation for the 2011 Vancouver Biennale

2007 Finalist Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award

2007 Art Gallery of NSW Best Site-Specific Sculpture Award for Cypher at
Sculpture by the Sea

2007 Finalist, Cypher, Sculpture By the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2006 Finalist Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award

2005 Awarded Arts Victoria Celebrate Victoria Grant

2004 Finalist, Chicago Public Sculpture International Competition

2004 Kinetic Art Organisation International Award for Public Kinetic Sculpture,
         Pacific Grass, Wellington, New Zealand

2003 Invited speaker, Landscape Architecture Conference, Wellington

2002 Winner, Civic Initiative Award for Sculpture, Wellington

2001 Guest Judge, Wellington Regional Architectural Awards