Light & Place
Φως & Τοπός 

October 5 - November 16, 2014

Still-Life with Phaistos Box
36 x 36"
oil on canvas

In the Red Building
20 x 24"
oil on canvas

With the Orchid
20 x 20"
oil on canvas

Summer Flowers from our Garden
20 x 16"
oil on canvas

12 x 12"
oil on canvas

View from across the street
8 x 8"
oil on canvas

Orange with Shadows I, Chania
6 x 6"
watercolor & gouache on paper

Mid-day-Still-life II, Chania
5 x 5"
watercolor & gouache on paper

Mid-day Shadows, Chania
5 x 5"
watercolor & gouache on paper

Chania Flower on Veranda
6 x 9 1/2"
watercolor & gouache on paper

Artist’s Statement


“The more I look, the more I see; the more I paint, the more the painting becomes its own entity; it refers to my original observations but stands apart, and is transformed.

Color, light and the interplay of the object and the surrounding environment interests me. My paintings are tied to the moment in time that I’ve experienced.  But they are also tied to the inherent properties of an abstract picture.

For the past four years I have been working on watercolor/gouaches during my summer/fall visits to Chania, on the island of Crete, where I was born.  The light there is vivid, warm and intense, which influences my work.

I experience a different light in my studio in Stamford, CT. The studio paintings include window views, mirror views, self-portraits, flowers in vases, and reproductions of images as motifs in my interior and still-life arrangements.”


PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT 2014
Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2013

Loft Artists Gallery, Stamford, CT, 2011

H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT, 2002, 2004, 2013

Stamford Center for the Arts, Rich Forum, Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Gallery, Stamford, CT, 2002

The Stamford Museum, ART X Gallery, Stamford, CT, 1995

The Burnham Library, Bridgewater, CT, 1994

Philip Bareiss Contemporary Exhibitions, Taos, NM, 1992



Hallway Arts, Long Island City, NY, 2014

Under the Big Top, Loft Artists Gallery, Stamford, CT, 2014

Thank You, CT 18 CT artists, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT, 2013

Home Sweet Home, CHANIaRT 2013, Coco-Mat Gallery, Chania, Crete, Greece, 2013

Prints at Prince Street I, II, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2011, 2012

Blue Skies, University of  CT, Stamford Gallery, Stamford, CT, 2012

Artists Invite Artists, Artplace Gallery, Fairfield, CT, 2011

Static Verve, A range of Still life styles, 4 person show, Rockwell Art and Framing, Ridgefield,
CT, 2011

LAA Draws II, III Loft Artists Gallery, Stamford, CT, 2010, 2011

Botanical Dreams & Nightmares, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, 2010

The Elements: Earth, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, 2009

Icons of the 21st Century, curated by Lisa P. Streitfeld, The Lab Gallery, New York, NY, 2006

Off the Beaten Track: Contemporary Mindscapes, curated by Trinkett Clark, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA, 2003

Poetry into Print: Impressions inspired by verse, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk,
CT, 2003

Art of the Northeast, 51st annual; Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT, 2000

Trees, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY, 1998

The Art Show, HBO Corporate Gallery, New York, NY, 1998

Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 1998

New Art Annual, The Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT, 1999

Small Works Show, 17th annual, NYU Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY, 1993

Annual CT Art Competition, 22nd annual, juror: Ivan Karp, The Stamford Museum, Stamford,
CT, 1992

Faber Birren Color Show, 11th annual, The Stamford Historical Society, Stamford, CT: 1991: Winsor & Newton award



Parsons School of Design, New York, NY BFA, 1980

New York Studio School, New York, NY – Drawing Marathon with Judy Glantzman, 2007



Ross Carolee, “Margaret Tsirantonakis Exhibition at Prince Street Gallery”, Carolee Ross’ Art Scene, March 19, 2013, online blog

Hoffeld, Jeffrey, “Margaret Tsirantonakis: Inside/Outside Color”, Loft Artists Gallery, CT, 2011; Exhibition brochure

Gevas, Sophia, “The Elements: Earth”, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, 2009; Exhibition brochure

Luby, Abby, “Artists find Drawing is the new economy of scale”, The Advocate/Greenwich Time, Arts & Travel, March 8, 2009

Clark, Trinkett, “Off the Beaten Track: Contemporary Mindscapes”, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA, Sept.9 –Dec.18, 2003, exhibition catalogue

Streitfeld, L.P. – “Artists’ Growth Touches Critical Ground at the Rich Forum”, The Advocate & Greenwich Time, March 31, 2002

Heit, Janet, “Margaret Tsirantonakis: Meditations on Nature”, brochure published by the artist, 1993


Board member, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, 2011

Board member; Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT, 2010 - 2013

Visiting Artist and after-school art program teacher, The Children’s School, Stamford, CT, 2011

Born in Crete, Greece
Lives and works in Stamford, CT


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