About Antonia Papatzanaki
Born in Greece, Antonia Papatzanaki is a renowned international artist. Papatzanaki was educated in Athens School of Fine Arts (G. Nikolaidi’s Workshop), in Vienna Hochschule für Angenwandte Kunst (W. Bertoni’s Workshop), and in New York, Pratt Institute where she acquired her Master of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards (F.V.S. zu Hamburg Foundation, Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation, Gerondelis Foundation, Lynn, MA, Foundation for Hellenic Culture, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, and Katonah Museum of Art, NY) and has gained first prizes from PanHellenic and international Competitions for public art work installations. Her sculpture Lighthouse is permanently installed at “Kato Patisia” Square Metro Station, Athens, Greece. Her public light installation Agora was exhibited at Battery Park during 2000-2001 as part of the Temporary Public Art Program of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Papatzanaki has had fifteen solo exhibitions (Refractions, Ekfrasi - Υianna Grammatopoulou, Athens 2013, Robust Mater and Image, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon 2010, Antonia Papatzanaki, Recent Works, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki 2008, Visions of Light, 112 Gallery, Chashama, New York 2007, Squared Light, Titanium–Yiayiannos Gallery, Athens 2005,) and has equally participated in many more group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the United States (History-Irony Vorres Museum, Paiania, Athens, 2015, Harmony, 22nd Seoul International Art Festival, Chosunilbo Musuem, S. Korea, 2014, New: Illusion or Reality, 4η Biennial, Tashkent, 2007, Artistic Fragments, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York 2005). Works by her, are in the Vorres Museum, in Copelouzos family Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the American College of Greece, and in numerous private collections, while several outdoor public works are permanently installed throughout Greece. Critical essays analyze Papatzanaki’s work in six solo exhibition catalogues, several group show catalogues and two art books. More than one hundred articles and reviews of Papatzanaki’s works have been published in art periodicals, newspapers and magazines in Greece and in New York.
1997-2000 Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, New York.
1988-1989 Certificate of Studies in sculpture, at “Hochschule für Angenwandte Kunst” in W. Bertoni’s Workshop, in Vienna, Austria.
1981-1986 Bachelors Degree, Sculpture major, School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.
1978-1981 Certificate of Studies in ceramics, YMCA, Athens, Greece.
2013 Refractions, Ekfrasi –Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2010 Robust Matter and Image, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno, Greece.
2009 Light; the shortest path, Evdomi Opsi Art Gallery, Chania, Greece.
2008 Antonia Papatzanaki Recent Works, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2007 Visions of Light, 112 Gallery, Chashsama, New York, USA.
2005 Squared Light, Titanium-Yiayiannos Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2002 Light Boxes, Yiayiannos Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2000-2001 Agora Installation, Battery Park, New York, USA.
2000 Agora, An outdoor installation, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1998 Titanium Gallery, Athens, Greece.
1996 Milonoyianni Gallery, Chania, Crete, Greece.
1993 The Vafopoulio Cultural Center, and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece.
1992 Bosch Gallery, Athens, Greece.
1990 Pleiades Gallery, Athens, Greece.
1989 Hellenic Tourist Organization premises in Vienna, Austria.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Scope New York, Tenri Cultural Institute, USA.
2015 “History-Irony” From Vorres Museum Collection, Paiania, Greece.
2014 “Harmony”, 22nd Seoul International Art Festival, Chosunilbo Musuem, Seoul, S. Korea
“The Rule of Low and the Right to be Human”, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece.
2013 “Offering” National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece.
"Greek Alexandrian Poet", Cultural Centre of Chania, Crete, Greece.
" Black- White Dreams" Olive Press - Art Factory, Dromonero, Crete, Greece.
“ Feminine Art “ Museum of Fine Arts of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
“Convert Narratives” Tenri Institute, New York, USA.
2012 “Beer & Art” at the beer factory Fix in Ritsona, Greece.
“Chania Art” at Olive Press-Art Factory, Dromonero, Crete, Greece.
2011 “Permanent Collection I” at Olive Press-Art Factory, Dromonero, Crete, Greece.
2010 “Art and Technology”, at Olive Press- Art Factory, Dromonero, Crete, Greece.
“Art and Place”, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and Municipal Gallery of Sypos, Greece.
“Meeting Point”, Spektre Gallery, New York, USA.
2007 “New: Illusion or Reality”, 4rth Biennale, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2006 “Portraits of Chania Collectors, Taste as passion and socio-historical index”, Municipal Gallery of Chania, Greece.
2005 “Tri-State Juried Exhibition - Artistic Fragments”, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA.
2003 “Ekade”, Contemporary Art Center of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
2001 “Women’s Works: A Retrospective of Public Artists in New York City Parks” New York City/Parks& Recreation, The Arsenal, New York, USA.
1999 “War - Artists Bulletin Board”, Postmasters, New York, USA.
“Techno-Art 2000”, Art Club Gallery, Traveling Exhibition: Thessaloniki, Komotini, and Kavala, Greece.
“Contemporary Greek Artists”, Tzamia-Crystalla Gallery, Chania, Greece.
1997 “Color, poetry of light” Municipal Cultural Center, Traveling Exhibition: Hermoupolis and Athens, Greece.
1995 “Ichthys”, Egnatia Foundation, Pierides Museum, Traveling Exhibition: Metsovo, Athens-Greece, Nicosia -Cyprus.
1994 “Contemporary Chanian Artists”, Municipality of Chania, Neoria, Chania, Greece.
1993 “1st Art Athena 1’ 93-Contemporary Art Forum, Athens, Greece.
1992 “The Third Mission”, The Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens, Greece.
“A dedication to the poet Kalvos”, Traveling Exhibition, the Municipal Library of Zakynthos, and the Goulandris-Horn Foundation, Athens, Greece.
1991 “Couples in Sculpture, Three Generations- A Meeting Point”, Pleiades Gallery Athens, Greece.
“War-Father of All”, Pleiades Gallery, Athens, Greece.
“Sculpture Greque Contemporaine”, Maison de l’ Architecture, Paris, France.
“Contemporary Greek Sculpture”, Old Archeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.
1990 “Fairytale, 25 Contemporary Representative Interpretations”, Pleiades Gallery, Athens, Greece.
1989 Sculpture Symposium organized by Oka-Reidersbach, Austria.
1988 “Journeys through Contemporary Scul