Christos Pantieras







Visual Artist




Born in Ottawa, 1973, Christos Pantieras completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts and his   Bachelors of Education from the University of Ottawa.  He is currently a candidate in the Masters of Fine Arts (Sculpture) program at York University in Toronto.


Pantieras’ installation and mixed media works are created from the accumulation of invested acts of repetition as a means to regain traces of lost interaction.  Elements of identity, memory, and nostalgia are incorporated into his practice.  Currently, his work explores the impact of digital technology upon relationships by repurposing electronic communication and revealing the humanism lost from the courtship practices of online dating.


Pantieras has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec, including the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa), the Luminato Festival (Toronto), and the White Water Gallery (North Bay). Pantieras’ work is represented in the collection of the City of Ottawa and throughout several private collectors. He has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.




Long Distance







Long Distance (detail)




Say What You Mean




Say What You Mean (detail)







Miss Talking To You




Miss Talking To You (detail)












2015    MFA, York University, Toronto Ontario (current candidate)

1998    B. Ed, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario

1996    BFA, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario



2012    Your Word is Bond, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2010    Reply to Sender, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

2009    Write me a Letter, Luminato Box – Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto, Ontario

2004    Migrants, Centre d’Exposition Art-Image, Gatineau, Québec

2004    Write me a Letter, Modern Fuel ARC, Kingston, Ontario

2001    Enthimion, Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario



2014    as (it) is, Gales and Special Projects Galleries, Toronto, Ontario

2014    Say What You Mean, NUITROSE – Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Ontario

2014    ART@SUITE500, Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2013    Proem, Gales and Special Projects Galleries, Toronto, Ontario

2013    Interference, The Quartrair Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

2011    So the Story Goes, The Corridor Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2011    Greek Foto Week, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival – The Burroughes, Toronto, Ontario

2011    Place and Circumstance: New Additions to the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2010    Festival X – Ottawa Photography Festival, Enriched Bread Artists Studios, Ottawa, Ontario

2009    The Collection’s Cabinet: Recent Additions to the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2008    Festival X – Ottawa Photography Festival, Enriched Bread Artists Studios, Ottawa, Ontario

2004    Lines of Descent, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2003    Réhabiliter, AxeNéo 7, Gatineau, Québec

2003    Art+, Design Studio Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

1999    Techne, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1998    Émergence, Centre d’Exposition Art-Image, Gatineau, Québec

1997    Process over Progress, Enriched Bread Artists Studios, Ottawa, Ontario



  • City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection and various private collections



  • City of Ottawa Creation and Production Fund for Professional Artists (2011)
  • City of Ottawa Individual Artist B Grant (2001, 2003, 2005, 2009)
  • Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant (2005)
  • Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance (1999, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2011)
  • City of Ottawa Project Grant (1998)



2014    Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

2013    The Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Award in Fine Arts

2013    York University Graduate Scholarship

2013    York University Research Assistantship



2012    Po ⋅ et ⋅ ry, Crystal Beshara Fine Artist. [ca. 2012].  In Facebook [Group Page]. Retrieved June 25th, 2012,

2012    The Ottawa Citizen, Weighty words, and a fresh look at Rodin, by Peter Simpson (June 2012), page D12.

2011    The Ottawa Citizen, Open doors to art, by Peter Simpson (Oct. 2011), page E1.

2009    Ottawa Magazine, The Chaos Theory, by Tiffany Templeton (Oct. 2009), volume 12, issue 4, page 43.

2004    The Ottawa XPress, Ancestral techniques reborn at Karsh-Masson, by Anita Eutenier (Oct. 7), volume 11, issue 10, page 18.

2004    The Ottawa Citizen, Art and the City Review, by Paul Gessel (Sept. 30), page E4.

2004    The Glebe Report, Pantieras’ Migrants speaks to the past and the present, by Margaret Barkley (May 14), page 27.

2004    VOIR, Incarnation de l’absence, by Suzanne Richard (du 13 au 19 mai 2004), page 13.

2004    The Kingston Whig-Standard, Exhibition offers magical experience, by Ben Darrah (Jan. 17), page 2.

2004    The National Post, A different kind of correspondence, by Julia Daulf (Jan. 8), page B6.

2001    The Ottawa Xpress, Greece is the word: Christos Pantieras revisits his roots, by Amoli K. Shinhat, Molly (Jan 11), issue 395, page 9.

2001    The Charlatan, Exhibition offers food for thought, by Michael Olson (Oct 26), page 17.

1999    The Charlatan, The process of art, by Tim Querengesser (July 29), volume 29, issue 3, page 11.

1999    The Ottawa Xpress, The weight – Cultural expression at City Hall, by Amoli K. Shinhat (July 29), issue 319, page 13.

1999    Le Droit, Seconde vie – Techne, exposition collective, by Christian Côté (July 24), page A19.

1996    The Charlatan, Local artists open up studios to public, by Stephanie Farrington (Oct 31), volume 26, issue 12, page 21.



  • EBA20 – Two Decades of Creativity, Enriched Bread Artists Studios Exhibition Catalogue, October 2012
  • Christos Pantieras – Your Word Is Bond, written by Independent Curator Johanna Mizgala, with a foreword by Alexandra Badzak, Director of the Ottawa Art Gallery, June 2012
  • The Collections Cabinet – Recent Additions to the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, written by Jonathan Brownz, September 2009.
  • On Christos Pantieras’ Write me a letter, a commentary by Milly Ristvedt. Newsletter of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Spring 2004, page 3.
  • Write me a letter (Dear Absence), written by Troy Leaman. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Volume 4, Modern Fuel ARC’s booklet publication series, January 2004.
  • EBA10 – Ten Years of Art at the Bread Factory, Enriched Bread Artists Studios Exhibition Catalogue, October 2002.
  • Korp, Maureen Ph.D., “Enthimion”, manuscript, 27 January, 2001.
  • Techne. Ottawa: Karsh-Masson Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, June 1999.



  • Artist Talk, Exhibition: Your Word Is Bond, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (Ontario), August 2012
  • In Conversation – A discussion between Curator and Artist, Exhibition: Your Word Is Bond, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (Ontario), June 2012
  • Visiting Artist (Alumni Series), University of Ottawa, Visual Arts Department, Ottawa (Ontario), March 2001.
  • Enthimion, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa (Ontario), January 2001.
  • Artist Talk, Enriched Bread Artists Studios, Ottawa (Ontario), October 2000.



  • Juror, Exhibition Selections, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa (Ontario), 2013
  • Juror, Greenboro Community Centre Public Art Commission, Ottawa (Ontario), 2010
  • Board of Directors (President), Enriched Bread Artists, Ottawa (Ontario), 2002-03.
  • Juror, Exhibition and Public Collections Selections, Karsh-Masson and Foyer Galleries, Ottawa (Ontario), 1999.




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