(Born 1940) “Born in Athens, Greece, the poet/sculptor/painter Agnese Udinotti earned a Bachelor’s degree (1962) and a Master’s degree (1963) from Arizona State University, Tempe.
Udinotti has held many solo and two-person exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States abroad, including Arizona State University, Tempe (1962, 1975); Tucson Art Center (1965)—both in Arizona; Hellenic-American Union (1968) and New Forms Gallery (1969, 1973-1974, 1977, 1992)—both in Athens, Greece; Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada (1969, 1971); Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, California (1969, 1971, 1973); Galerie Balans, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1973-1975, 1978); Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona (1973,1974); French Institute, Salonica, Greece (1977); Museo Nacional de Oaxaca, Mexico (1978); Galerie 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador (1978); “9th Panhellenic Exhibitions,” a traveling show to Paris and London, UNESCO (1979); Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona (annually 1981-1988, 1992); “25-Year Retrospective,” Green Sculptors Guild, Athens, Greece (1989); and many others.
Her work has been invited to myriad group exhibitions in the United States and Europe: from Yuma, Arizona, to Edinburgh, Scotland; from San Francisco, California to Stuttgart, Germany; from Marietta, Ohio, to Volos, Greece; from Moorhead, Minnesota to Paris, France.
Winner of honors and awards for her painting and sculpture, Udinotti was poetry editor of the magazine Chimera, and honorary advisor to the American Biographical Institute. Her work is represented in private, public and corporate permanent collections, including the Phoenix Art Museum; Valley National Bank, Phoenix; Arizona State University, Tempe—all in Arizona; the Ministry of Education of Greece; National Gallery of Athens; and Vorres Museum of Art, Paiania—all in Greece; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the General Services Admin istration, Washington, D.C.; and many others. “Relief” (1987), a welded steel sculpture not atypical of her work of this period, seems to synthesize Udinotti’s concerns and anxieties: man’s inhumanity to man; man vs. man-made structures; what is beautiful, what is ugly; and others.
Bibliography Three Generations of Greek Women Artists. A Catalog. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1989. Udinotti. Foreword by Rudy Turk. Northland Press, 1973. Udinotti, Agnese. Udinotti: A Biography. Paradise House, Inc., 1989. Watson-Jones, Virginia. Contemporary American Women Sculptors. Oryx Press, 1986. Who’s Who in American Art. 19th ed. R.R. Bowker Co., 1991-1992.” (North American Women Artists of the 20th Century A Biographical Dictionary ed. by Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.) Ms. Udinotti is listed in Who’s Who in American Art between 1989 and 2000.