John Bizas was born on Chios island/Greece in 1980. From early age he was interested in fine arts and soon got involved in doing sculpture. The material he prefers to use is mainly marble, which he works in a particular way. His passion for marble is what made him move to Italy in 2008 where he still runs one of his studios in Pietrasanta. Beside this he has studios in Chios/Greece, Washington DC/USA and Moscow/Russia. In his works the classic materials meets the contemporary art. The artist like to use the empty space as material in his work. Like this he let the light of the ambient and the glance of the viewer to penetrate the form of the sculpture. His concept... the problems of our world (environmental disasters, war, animal abuse etc).
My art is the language I use to speak out about humanity’s dark side. My work is my response to what we have done to the planet and all the everyday cruelties we see around us such as war, invasions in the name of peace or religion, or environmental disasters. Many times we don’t see the impact of our negative actions. My work invites the viewer to attend to what we often overlook – both the problems we have created and how easily we could change the world for the better.
The media I prefer to use is the marble. I like to use this classic material to create contemporary art. Oftenly I mix them with other contemporary materials or objects.
John (Ioannis) Bizas
April 27th 1980
Washington DC/ USA, Moscow/RUSSIA, Pietrasanta/ITALY, Chios/GREECE,
Greek (native), English, Italian
2011 Fine Arts Accademy of Carrara/Italy
2008 Accademia d’Arte Florence/Italy course of sculpture
2021 SHowing in the Darwin Museum, Moscow/Russia.
2021 showing in Galeria Portofino, Portofino/Italy.
2021 showing in Galerie Lefakis, Saint Paul de Vence/France.
2021 Solo exhibition in Moscow City Golf Club, Moscow/Russia.
2021 showing in Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges/Belgium.
2020 showing in Galerie Lefakis, Saint Paul de Vence/France.
2020 showing in Galerie Lefakis, Athens/Greece.
2020 showing in Galerie Grulier, Courchevel 1850/France.
2019 “Market Art+Design” Hamptons art fair through Contempop Gallery, Bridgehampton Museum NY/USA.
2019 showing in JPB art gallery, Saint Tropez/France.
2019 Art fair through Contempop Gallery “Art Market”, San Francisco/USA.
2019 showing in Contempop Art Gallery, New York/USA.
2019 showing in Portofino Art Gallery, Portofino/Italy.
2019 showing in Artist's Proof art gallery, Washington DC/U.S.A.
2019 showing in Artion Galleries, Athens/Greece.
2018 showing in Galerie Grulier, Courchevel 1850/France.
2018 showing in Artist's Proof art gallery, Washington DC/U.S.A.
2018 OnForm biennial sculpture exhibition,Oxfordshire/U.K.
2018 groupshow "The theory of colour", Artist's Proof art gallery, Washington DC/U.S.A.
2018 showing in JPB art gallery, Saint Tropez/France.
2018 showing in Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges/Belgium.
2017 showing in Galerie Grulier, Courchevel 1850/France.
2017 groupshow in Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges/Belgium.
2017 showing in JPB art gallery, Saint Tropez/France.
2017 showing in 21 art gallery, Moscow/Russia.
2016 showing in Absolute gallery, Bruges/Belgium.
2016 OnForm biennial sculpture exhibition,Oxfordshire/U.K.
2016 showing in Portofino art gallery, Portofino/Italy.
2016 showing in Biba gallery, Palm Beach/Florida, U.S.A.
2016 showing in White Box Studio gallery, Brooklyn/New York, U.S.A.
2015 showing in Art-14 gallery Bruges/Belgium.
2015 "Classic-Event", Kortrijk, Belgium through the ART-14 gallery of Bruges/Belgium.
2015 "ART FAIR" of Cologne as a TOP10 FINALIST of the BLOOOM award by Wartsteiner, Cologne/Germany.
2015 "Pietrasanta e Cefalù. Gemellaggio d'Arte" Pietrasanta/Italy.
2015 "Homo Faber- Mindcraft" group exhibition, villa Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta/Italy.
2015 "Evocazioni" group exhibition, MUSA museum of Sculpture and Architecture, Pietrasanta/Italy.
2015 Retrospective solo exhibition,Myrò Art Gallery,Thessaloniki/Greece.
2015 Marmaros II,Myrò Art Gallery,Thessaloniki/Greece.
2014 "Homo Faber" Sant'Agostino church, Pietrasanta/Italy.
2014 "Humanity in exhibition" Gallery Dovedesign, Pietrasanta/Italy.
2014 "Marzo in Fiori,"Gallery intrecciarte Pietrasanta/Italy.
2014 "Greek Marble Initiative in exhibition Thessaloniki/Greece.
2013 "Inconvenzional mente" Civil museum of Viareggio/Italy.
2012 "Summer mix" Galerie Carré Doré, Monte Carlo/Monaco.
2012 "Carpe Diem" Satura Art Gallery, Genova/Italy.
2012 Carrara marble weeks, Carrara/Italy.
2012 Carrara Marmotec, Carrara/Italy.
2012 in "Project Qatar 2012" Doha/Qatar.
2012 participated in the art show "proggetto venduto 4" Milan/Italy.
2011 Presentation of the "Black Skull Table" at the "Milan fuori salone 2011" in the "zona 67"showroom, Milan/Italy.
2011 Gallery showing of the sculpture "High Sound"at White Moon Gallery Paris/France.
2010 Solo exhibition at the multi-space Rodi, Chios island/Greece.
2010 The CarraraFiera via Statuaria Arte gallery, Carrara/Italy.
2009 Group exhibition at the "art time" events showroom Carrara/Italy.
2009 Participated at the art event "I love disco", Marina di Pietrasanta/Italy.
2007 Exhibited at the " Amani City hall", Chios/Greece.
2006 Solo exhibition in the "Tourid" art gallery, Chios/Greece.
2005 Group exhibition at the "National Navy Museum" Inousses/Greece.
2005 Participated at the "Protasi" annual exhibition, Chios/Greece.