Stella Kapezanou

Stella Kapezanou

Athens, Greece

About Stella Kapezanou

Stella Kapezanou is a visual artist composing complex, ironic and sometimes obscure works which draw their inspiration from capitalistic and materialistic western societies.
The artist’s point of departure is the very ‘aesthetics of consumption’’, and therefore she draws her images from the ‘everyday’ life of people and the relations which bind them with objects, places and times.
She is intrigued by subjects that are not considered ‘high art’ but rather ‘ordinary’, in the sense that they are familiar to the viewers’ eyes, and she strives to define the real relations between 'men' and their ‘things’. As a matter of fact, she paints the very absence of relations. Her subjects don’t quite intersect, they’re just strange people playing in a fake world.
Kapezanou’s paintings are too picture perfect, almost adverts, unrelated possibilities in the same frame of the painting. The depicted scenes could never quite occur; the sky is an ideal sky, the green grass a perfect stand-in for all lawns and the sceneries are carved out as if take

Education

MA Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK 2015

MFA, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, GR

Events

2019 AucArt LAB Residency, London, UK
2018 ACS Studio Prize 2018 Finalist, London, UK
2018 Cass Art Prize Recipient, London, UK
2018 Jackson’s Open Painting Prize Longlist, London, UK 2018 Rise Art Prize Finalist, London, UK
2017 Clyde & Co Emerging Star Award Recipient, London, UK
2017 Solo Show Award Finalist, London, UK
2017 Frank Bowling Scholarship Recipient, London, UK
2016 Motoroil Hellas Grant Recipient, Athens, GR
2014 Goethe-Institute Bonn Scholarship Recipient, Cologne and Berlin, DE
2013 Munich Academy of Fine Arts (ADBK) Scholarship Recipient, DE
2011 Greek National Scholarships Foundation (IKY) Scholarship Recipient (1st place in ASFA entrance
examinations), Athens, GR
2011 Athens School of Fine Arts Award Recipient (1st place in entrance examinations), Athens, GR

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Just a Few Drops of Pink Coppertone, Fougaro, Nafplio, GR
2019 Single’s Party, The Edit Gallery, Limassol, CY
2018 Brit Pond, Evripides Gallery, Athens, GR
2018 From Heavens with Love, The Palm Tree Gallery, London, UK
2017 Recipient of the Frank Bowling Scholarship Solo Show, London, UK



Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Love is a Dog from Hell, Frissiras Museum, GR
2019 Three Pillars, Chelsea Gallery, London, UK
2018 Prossalendi’s Britannia, Ionian Academy of Corfu, GR
2018 ArtLab Munich, Galerie Benjamin Eck, Munich, DE
2018 Rooms 2018, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, GR
2018 AAF Hampstead, London, UK
2018 Rise Art Prize, Vans House, London, UK
2017 PERSONA, Made in Arts London Independent Exhibition, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK
2017 Solo Award 2017, The Cello Factory, London, UK 
2017 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, UK
2017 Xhibit, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
2017 #MadeAtChelsea, MAFA Chelsea Gallery, London, UK 
2015 ELLES, Frissiras Museum, Athens, GR 
2015 Epiloges, The Sotiris Felios Collection, Athens, GR 
2014 ASFA Biennale, Theocharakis Foundation, Athens, GR 
2013 Survival Kit, Lothringer Laden, Munich, Germany, DE