Christina Katrakis
 

Catalogs

2010

2009

  • What's There?, 2009. Published by V-Gallery Publications. Catalogue featuring work by Christina Katrakis. The catalogue accompanied a solo show "What's There?", Butenko Center, Dec 2009 - Jan 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2008

  • Ukraniano Vero, 2008. Published by Ukrains'kyi Dim National Cultural Center & Museum, Solo show, "Ukrains'kyi Dim" National Cultural Center & Museum of Ukraine (central exhibition hall), Kyiv, Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009. Proceeds from the sale of this catalog went toward the Give a Voice to Children project.

Forthcoming Catalogs

2012

  • Wings to Fly (forthcoming), 2012, Published by V-Gallery Publications. The catalouge will accompany a two artist show featuring poetry and artwork by Christina Katrakis and George Pappas at Caelum Gallery, New York City (USA).
  • Janus (forthcoming), 2012, Published by V-Gallery Publications. The catalouge will accompany a two artist show featuring drawings by Christina Katrakis and George Pappas at Caelum Gallery, New York City (USA).

2011

  • The Body (forthcoming), 2011, Published by V-Gallery Publications. The catalouge will accompany a solo show by the artist called "The Body", poetry and imagery exploring the visual power of the feeling at Caelum Gallery, New York City (USA).

Recent Shows

2010

2009

  • Faces, Blues Ball Memphis 2009, Memphis, USA, December 5, 2009.
  • La Dolce Vita, a large solo show of thematically-linked recent Fellinesque works on the post-Soviet condition. Domus Center, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009. The artist was represented by the V-Gallery.
  • Riding the Red Horse, one piece show, featuring presentation of the painting "Riding the Red Horse." Butenko Center, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009. The artist was represented at the show by the V-Gallery.
  • National Fine Art Show, a large national group exhibition. National Cultural Center & Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009. The artist was represented by the Raritet-Art Gallery.
  • Viennese Ball, a carnival presentation of a one piece, "Riding the Red Horse." National Opera Theater of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009. The artist was represented at the show by the Raritet-Art Gallery.
  • International Sculpture Show, a large international group exhibition featuring select three-dimensional pieces from Romanitique, Into the Luminous Future and Ego series. "Ukrains'kyi Dim" National Cultural Center & Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009. The artist was represented by the Raritet-Art Gallery.
  • 8 of March, a solo show, featuring a selection from the Lover series. Ultramarine Center, Kyiv, Ukraine 2009. The artist was represented by the Raritet-Art Gallery.

2008

Forthcoming Shows

Past Shows

Note: Archives back to 1993 available upon request.

Films about the Artist

  • Video Titles Here

Other Current Projects

  • Work on multi media projects involving work as an artist and creative advisor, writer, co-producer on films with Hollywood director Mary Lambert (Pet Cemetery I & II, Halloween, Siesta, Dark Chronicles, The Attic, Grand Isle, Urban Legends, etc.)
  • A partner, creative-advisor, co-producer in a joint Hollywood-European film production company.
  • Work on multi-media project combining music and art with Lucinda Sieger and Liam Gerner.
  • Give a Voice to Children Charitable Foundation - Chernobyl Heart: ICHF (proceeds from The Zone, The Beast & Ukraniano Vero shows) through CCPI (also supported by Ali Hewson & Bono)
  • A partner, creative-advisor, co-producer and USA representative of "Planet Cinema", a European Film Production Company.
  • Work on a fashion line incorporating prints of the original art work with a New York fashion designer Vanessa Loiseau (Bulgari, Coach, Michael Korse)
  • Kallista Academy, a private art academy with filials: Greece (Island of Milos), Ukraine (Kyiv), Italy (Tuscany) and US (Memphis)
  • Atlantis Project, multi-media presentation: reconstruction of the ancient Minoan milieu: murals, sculpture, ceramics, installation, costumes, dance, music CD, perfumes, and video-documentary

Artist's Studios

Art Colonies & Workshops

Representation

Recent Lectures

  • The Greek Light (art history, art, series of lectures), MBG & Kallista Academy (part of Memphis Bridge project), Greece, May 28 - June 13, 2010
  • Prism, (art), MBG Art Center (USA), January 28, 2010
  • Riding The Red Horse, (art), Butenko Center, Kyiv, Ukraine, December 14, 2009
  • Art Through the Eras, (art-history), MBG Art Center, Memphis, USA, November 16, 2009
  • Greek Fire, (art-history), ASU, USA, April 5, 2009
  • Following the Path of Argo, (art-history), ASU, USA, November 10, 2008
  • Art of Ancient Greece, (art-history, series of lectures), ASU, Greece, May 6 -27, 2007
  • Atlantis (art, art history) series of lectures part of Atlantis Project, ASU 2002 - 2003

Born

Kyiv, Ukraine (US citizen)

Education

Additional Work Experience

  • President and instructor of Art and Art History, Kallista Academy
  • ICHF & CCPI, Partner & Representative
  • Coordinator, No Man is an Island - Milos Festival (Milos, Greece 2010)
  • Coordinator, The Beast Project (Kiyv, Ukraine 2010)
  • Coordinator, Memphis Bridge Project (Memphis, USA 2010)
  • Give a Voice to Children Charitable Foundation
  • Instructor of art and art history, Brooks Museum
  • Instructor of art and art history, MBG Art Program
  • Instructor of figure structure, painting, water color and drawing, Department of Art, University of Memphis, USA (2005)
  • Graduate assistant and instructor of figure structure, the University of Memphis, USA (2004)
  • Graduate assistant and instructor of painting, Arkansas State University, USA (2002-2003)
  • Researcher, editor and illustrator for "Chernobyl," a project sponsored by the United Nations Nuclear Security Agency, Vienna, Austria (1999)
  • Extensive travel and work in Greece, Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Georgia, Jordan and Egypt

Commissions and Related Work Experience

  • St. Agnes Academy (painting restoration), Memphis, USA (2010)
  • St. Alexander Cathedral (murals, forthcoming), St. Alexander Cathedral, Kyiv, Ukraine (2011)
  • St. Nicholas Cathedral (murals, forthcoming), St. Nicholas Cathedral, Milos, Greece (2010)
  • Christ Pantokator (altar-piece). St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, USA (2007)
  • Work on joint art/music project with modern American composer Chris Lawrence and Eurpean Jazz singer Natalia Farran Graves.
  • Atlantis Project, multi-media presentation: reconstruction of the ancient Minoan milieu: murals, sculpture, ceramics, installation, costumes, dance, music CD, perfumes, and video-documentary, ASU (2002)
  • Two large panels, commissioned by the Museum of the Ukrainian Orthodox Consistory, Bound Brook, NJ (2002)
  • Governmental and private portraitist in Kyiv, Ukraine. Commissioned portraits of Presidents Leonid Kuchma and Leonid Kravchuk, Victor Yushchenko (then Prime-Minister), and other prominent individuals (1998-2000)
  • Murals (fresco) commissions, Ligurian Coast, Italy (1998)
  • Vatican commission (painting of The Mary of the Lillies for Pope John Paul II), on behalf of St. Alexander's Catholic Cathedral, 1998.
  • Solo and group shows: France (Paris, Nice, and Cannes), Italy (Rome, Florence, Naples and Genoa), Holland (Amsterdam and Antwerp), Belgium (the Hague), Germany (Berlin, Munich, Bonn, and Nuremberg), Ukraine (Kyiv), and US (Memphis, Little Rock) (1996-2006)

Personal

Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Greek, Italian.
Hobbies: writing (poetry and fiction), history, archeology, mythology and ethnography




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