Aznive Papazian was born in Larnaca. She studied painting, drawing, engraving and mosaic art at the School of Fine Arts of Andreas Charalambous, wood sculpture with Gregoris Charalambous and small-scale clay sculpture with the ceramist Zoe Mavrogeni.
For two consecutive summer months she has also worked with the renowned painter Raphael Atoyan in Armenia.
The two-way interplay between man and the world forms the main axis and area of inspiration for Aznive’s work.The artist has worked within the sphere of figurative and abstract expressionism. Her main interests have been portraits, landscapes, still life, compositions with the human figure and life drawing.
Has had solo exhibitions in the cities of Yerevan and Etchmiadzin of Armenia, as well as in Nicosia and also taken part in a number of group exhibitions in Cyprus and in Greece.
She has been an active member of ‘Cypriot Printmakers’ since 2017.
Marisa Satsia (b.1990) was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. She is a multidisciplinary visual artist and researcher with a specialization in Medical art and Museology. Her work investigates the micro/macroscopical aspects of the inner self through the dialogues of visual art, human anatomy, science and technology.
Marisa’s curiosity on human anatomy has enabled her to study the inner workings of our bodies through the means of techno-scientific, artistic, historical and philosophical practices and processes. In her studies on the visualization of the human body, she combines her observational studies of human specimens along with personal experiences and intuition to convey alternative notions of identity and the body in micro/macrocosmic dimensions. The results of her experiments are then translated into a body of trans- disciplinary works that are presented through the mediums of ceramic sculpture installations, digital drawings, printmaking, 3-D and wax modeling, microscopic photography and embroidery.
Her work is mainly inspired by the symbiotic nature of scientists and visual artists. In her work she utilizes new scientific technologies and methods of visualization techniques that allow us to magnify and observe the inner bodily landscapes and read between the lines through minimally invasive procedures.
Marisa currently lives in Nicosia and is running her own studio, Med Art Cabinet studio, whilst exhibiting her work in countries like Cyprus, UK, and Belgium. Marisa is also an instructor and creator of multidisciplinary courses on medicine, anatomy, visual arts and the human body in collaboration with the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe in Berlin.
Maria Kyprianou was born in 1973 in Nicosia. She graduated from the Department of Painting, of the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1997. Through her studies, she also specialised in hagiography, scenography and engraving.
As a Painter, Maria has had two solo exhibitions in Cyprus and many group exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In association with Doctors of the World, she took part in the design of a Hospital for Children with Disabilities in Gaza. Her art pieces are featured in private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia and Albania.
As for Hagiography, one can find her work in churches all around Cyprus, as well as in the Diocese of London.
As a Costume designer, she worked for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and she also designed the costumes for the "Kyrenia - Eleftheria" Ceremony in 2002.
In recent years, Maria has returned to engraving, taking part in group exhibitions in Cyprus. Her works are in the collection of the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as in private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Japan and France.
Christos Hadjistylianou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1981 and grew up in Athens, Greece.
He studied film directing and editing an the Akmi school of visual arts and participated in seminars that include: Silk screen printing in ArtsLab, Japanese wood print with the Cypriot Printmakers at the University of Cyprus, Art Pub- lications from Start to Finish on Node Center of Curatorial Studies, Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe from the Arizona State University.
Savvas Lazarou (b.1986 Nicosia, Cyprus) is an artist based in Nicosia, Cyprus. He has studied at University of Wolverhampton, School of Arts & Design in UK (2006-2009) and in 2011 he obtained a Master degree in Fine Art at University of the Arts London - Wimbledon College of Art, London. Savvas took part in several exhibition shows in United Kingdom and Cyprus.
Η Ελένη Κινδύνη γεννήθηκε το 1990 στη Λευκωσία όπου ζει και εργάζεται. Είναι απόφοιτος του τμήματος Μαθηματικών του Αριστοτέλειου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης (2012) και της Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών της Ακαδημίας Καλών Τεχνών, “Pietro Vannucci” στην Περούτζια, Ιταλία (2019) όπου βραβεύτηκε με το βραβείο “Armando Alunni”.
Συμμετείχε στη δημιουργία της ταινίας μικρού μήκους “39.Terra Ferma” υπό την καθοδήγηση του Fabio Scacchioli (Ιταλία, 2018).
Ήταν προσκεκλημένη καλλιτέχνης στο Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, στην Trevi (Ιταλία, Ιούνιος 2018) και δύο φορές στο ατελιέ της Beverly Pepper στην Todi (Ιταλία), υπό την αιγίδα του Beverly Pepper Foundation (Ιανουάριος 2017, Νοέμβριος 2018).
Συμμετείχε σε ομαδικές εκθέσεις στην Κύπρο, στην Αγγλία και στην Ιταλία, μεταξύ των οποίων: King’s Cross, Λονδίνο (2019), Γκαλερί Γκλόρια, Λευκωσία (2019), “Auralevisuale Incipit”, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Trebisonda, Περούτζια, Ιταλία (2019), “Requiem”, Temporary Academy 12, Περούτζια, Ιταλία (2018), “Segnali 2018”, Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Περούτζια, Ιταλία (2018), “Libro d’Artista”, Foligno, Ιταλία (2018), “Anopticonpanopticon”, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Trebisonda, Περούτζια, Ιταλία (2016), “Opera Prima”. Museo della citta, Bettona, Ιταλία (2016), “Opera Prima”, Museo Dinamico del Laterizio e delle Terrecotte, Marsciano, Ιταλία (2016).
Hourig Torossian studied Fine Arts at the United Kingdom, graduating from Wimbledon School of Fine Arts with a BA in Painting (Honours). She went on to receive a Master’s in Fine Arts from London’s Royal College of Art.
Since her graduation in 1994 she has been an active artist, having staged exhibitions in Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom and Germany.
In 2005 she represented Cyprus in a series of exhibitions set in Austria on the work of artists from the ten new member states of the European Union. In 2006 and 2008 she participated in the Art of the Stitch International Biennale, based in the United Kingdom and touring across Europe.
She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Arts of Frederick University, Nicosia. Her most recent solo exhibition, in 2010, was hosted in Argo Gallery, Nicosia, titled Colour and Symmetry.
She has been an active member of “Cypriot Printmakers” since 2016.
Kyriakos Theocharous studied Fine Arts with a concentration in printmaking, at the Aristotle University’s School of Visual and Applied Arts (2008-2015), taught by M. Yiannadakis. He currently pursues further studies in History and Theory of Art at the Technological University of Cyprus, expected to graduate in 2016.
He has received the second prize at the International Art Exchange Exhibition in Japan. In 2015 he presented his first solo exhibition in Thessaloniki.
He has volunteered to work in printmaking workshops for children, where he taught printmaking and painting at the children’s department of Ano Polis Public Library (2013-2014).
In spite of his young age, Theocharous has participated in several group exhibitions shown in galleries and museums in Greece, Cyprus and abroad.
He is a member of “Cypriot Printmakers”, working with the team for the organization of exhibitions, events and printmaking workshops.
Christina Symeou (1993) holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury. She has also recently completed her Masters Degree at the University of Nicosia, in the field of Digital Art and Design. She focused on graphic arts, information design and visual rhetoric. A combination of silkscreen printing and postgraduate knowledge has inspired her new creations and has led her to experiment.
Her work has been exhibited in the UK, Cyprus and Greece, including Gloria Gallery (2019), Athens Print Festival (2018), Reprint (2017) Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum, Summer Breeze (2017) Diatopos Centre of Contemporary Art, Herbert Read Gallery (2016) and Obscured Transparency (2015) at Crate Project Space Margate.
Despina Theocharous studied Fine Arts at the De Montfort University in Leicester (2011 -2014). She pursued further studies at the Uwe University in Bristol (2015-2016) graduating with a Μaster’s in Multi- Disciplinary Printmaking.
Theocharous creates mainly through the printmaking art. She has participated in group exhibitions in the course of her studies, while in 2016 she made her first appearance in Cyprus, in the context of a group exhibition titled “The pioneers of the 20th century meet the young artists of the 21st century”, hosted at Opus 39 Gallery.
She has also worked in printmaking, etching and screen printing workshops, helping participants of all ages to understand and apply the aforementioned techniques to practice.
She has been an active member of “Cypriot Printmakers” since 2016.
Evgenia Vasiloude is a printmaker. She studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Kiev, Ukraine, between 1981 and ’88. She graduated with a Master in Fine Arts degree. During this time, she studied drawing, painting and engraving techniques, woodcut, linocut, lithography and etching. At the same time, she studied illustration, graphic design, calligraphy and history of art, in the Engraving and Graphic Arts Department. Since 1992, she has shown her work in five solo shows, and she has participated in group exhibitions in Cyprus. She has also taken part in biennials and other engraving exhibitions abroad, including, Slovenia, Croatia, Egypt, Greece Switzerland, England, France, Russia, Spain, Sweden and USA. Her work, "Hymn to Demeter", won the second jury prize at the 9th Cairo International Biennial, in 2003. Works by her are found in the State Collection of Contemporary Cypriot Art, in bank collections, as well as in private ones. Since 1989, she has been teaching in the fields of fine and graphic arts, in public schools in Cyprus. In 2000 she was promoted to Secondary Education, in the department of Art and Graphic Design. Concurrently she was tutoring Printmaking at the Cyprus University of Technology in the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts. She has also taught Printmaking in various programs of the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus and also given various lectures regarding Printmaking contemporary and traditional techniques. She participated at workshops in Printmaking as the lead tutor and she is one of the main founders of the company "Cypriot Printmakers". In February 2014 won a scholarship award for a residency at the Braunschweig University of Fine and Applied Arts in Germany. Thematically and conceptually, her work originally focused on the female figure, embodied with references to mythology, especially, the goddess of nature and fertility. Vasiloude still explores creatively subjects regarding women's identity, issues on nature and the environment, while in the use of media for the creation of her work she experiments with nontoxic printmaking techniques. Various of her artwork dealing with the above subjects have been exhibited in the form of large scale installations within the concept of art in public spaces.
Michalis Phantaros graduated from the Painting Department of Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts (1998-2003), where he was taught art by Jacek Waltoś and printmaking by Andrzej Pietsch. In the framework of a student exchange programme, during the summer semester of 2002 he attended the Braunschweig School of Αrts (ΗΒΚ Braunschweig), Germany, in particular the workshops of professors Norbert Tadeusz (painting) and Carl-Christoph Schulz (printmaking).
He pursued further studies in the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany (2003 – 2006), with a concentration in Museology.
Michalis Phantaros has participated in group exhibitions in Poland, France, Cyprus and Greece. He has held several posts in museums, and also worked as art educator. For years he taught “Aesthetic Appraisal of Artworks” for the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Training Centers in Nicosia.
In 2012 he received the first prize in the “Telemachos Kanthos” Visual Arts Competition, having in previous years garnered commendations in the same event.
Savella Michael studied Painting at the Aristotle University’s Department of Visual and Applied Arts (1992-1997). She has taken part in open workshops in Belgrade, Thessaloniki, Palestine and Cyprus.
From 1999 to the present day, she has shown her visual art work in four solo exhibitions in Cyprus. She has also participated in the Beijing and Alexandria Biennales, as well as in other group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad.
Artworks by Savella Michael make part of the State Collection of Contemporary Cypriot Art, as well as of bank and private collections.
During 2015-2016 she introduced printmaking techniques to her multidimensional work, following her participation in the “Print Daily New Cy” group exhibition, held in the framework of Athens Print Fest.
She became a member of “Cypriot Printmakers” in 2016.
Stathis Paparoditis studied Economics and Mathematics in Germany, at the Free University of Berlin, graduating with a BA and a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. He has worked as a Scientific Partner in the Mathematical Statistics Department of the Free University of Berlin and as Lecturer of Mathematical Statistics at the Technological University of Berlin. He now teaches at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cyprus.
He attended drawing and painting classes with artist Andreas Charalambous. He participated in several printmaking workshops, mostly in Germany, delving into various techniques –relief printing, rotogravure, screen printing, planographic printing. He has taken part in several group art and printmaking exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad, including the exhibition titled “The 50th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus: the fifty years of the Republic of Cyprus engraved by Cypriots” and the Athens Print Fest for 2014 and 2016.
He has received the second prize in the printmaking competition “A tribute to Printmaker A. Tassos” organized in 2010 by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts and the Hambis Printmaking Center.
He is a founding member of “Cypriot Printmakers”, working with them for the organization of exhibitions, events and printmaking art workshops.
Annie Erotocritou has graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts, having attended painting workshops with Demetris Mytaras and Panayiotis Tetsis.
She has set up one of the first art workshops for children in Limassol, through which she has organized creative workshops, conferences and exhibitions on child art. She has also participated in events in Cyprus and Italy.
In 2004, Erotocritou attended printmaking workshops in Urbino, Italy. She has also participated in group exhibitions in Cyprus and Greece, and in printmaking exhibitions in Norway, Italy and Greece. She was invited to work in plein-airs organized in Cyprus; also in the Cavafeia, in Alexandria, Egypt, through the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts.
In 2016 she presented her first solo exhibition at “Morfi” gallery, Limassol, showing printmaking art pieces and ceramic installations. She lives in Limassol.
Efklides Papadopoulos studied Fine and Graphic Arts in South Africa (1984-1987), majoring in Printmaking.
On his return to Cyprus in 1989 he has been involved in graphics, moving images and video production in parallel with printmaking.
He was invited to participate in several group exhibitions hosted in cultural foundations and museums in Cyprus, Greece, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa.
In February 2009 he presented his first solo exhibition at OPUS gallery, Nicosia.
His themes are mainly anthropocentric, prompted by considerations over contemporary Cypriot society, approached by means of abstraction and personal semiology.
He is one of the founding members of “Cypriot Printmakers”, having played an active role in curating printmaking exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad, but also in the organization of events intended to promote the Cypriot printmaking art.
Spyros Agathou was born in 1976 in Nicosia. He is originally from Larnaka where he lives and works.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts “Pietro Vannucci” Perugia, Italy, where he attended a four - year programme in Painting. He graduated with honours and distinction. In 2003 he attended the Postgraduate degree in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art, at the University Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
In 2002 he was awarded with distinction at the contest of Engraving “3rd Premio Giovanni Biella per l’incisione 2002” in Italy. In 2010, his engraving work was honourably mentioned at the competition “Telemachos Kanthos”. In 2014 he received the second prize in Engraving in the same competition.
In October 2007 he presented his first solo exhibition entitled “MIMNISKO” at the Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaka and in October 2016 his second solo exhibition entitled “MIMNISKO II” at the same Gallery. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad.