Maro Vandorou is a visual artist of Greek origin, living and working in California. Her formal training has a strong interdisciplinary character with studies in visual arts, interaction design, literature, psychology, digital and computer technologies. Her work explores the process of transformation through installations of original photographic material, writings, and artists’ books. Tools of choice are film cameras, Gampi – a rare Japanese handmade paper, – and platinum – palladium printing. The setting of images and the visual vocabulary of abstract concepts [grief, surrender, purification of intent, transformation] reference symbols and archetypes from her Hellenic roots. The installation concepts reflect on fragility, impermanence, vulnerability.
Vandorou’s work is in private and public collections across the United States and Europe, including the Library of Congress, The Getty, Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, Rare Books & Special Collections at Smith College, the University of Washington in Seattle and Princeton, Stanford and Yale Universities.