Cypriot, 1925- 2012

Katy Stephanidou was born in Limassol in 1925.

She studied at the Higher School of Fine Arts in Athens under Yiannis Moralis from 1948 to 1955 and from 1956 to 1960 she continued her studies at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. She worked as an art teacher at Secondary Schools in Cyprus.

Her work was shown in several one-man exhibitions: in 1972 at Acropoli Gallery in Nicosia; in 1978 at Zygos Gallery; in 1982 at Gloria Gallery; in 1989 at Morphi Gallery in Limassol; in 1990 at Apocalypse Gallery in Nicosia; in 1991 at Bedfordshire in London; and in 1994 at the Athens Exhibition Centre in Athens.

Katy Stephanidou participated in many group exhibitions: in 1961 at the exhibition “Cypriot Artists” at Vayianou Gallery in Athens; in 1963 at the Biennale of Alexandria; in 1970 at the Commonwealth Institute in London, in Edinburgh, and at the exhibition “Contemporary Cypriot Art” at Ora Gallery in Athens; in 1971 at the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil and at the Art Exhibition in Yugoslavia; in 1973 at the exhibition “10 Artists-Art Symposium” in Nicosia; in 1974 at the “Cyprus, the Sun-kissed Island of Aphrodite” exhibition in Hamburg; in 1975 at the Panhellenic Exhibition; in 1979 at the Exhibition of Contemporary Cypriot Art in Thessaloniki; in 1981 at the touring exhibition of Contemporary Cypriot Art in Budapest, Prague, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia and in Suhl of Germany; in 1983 in Paris; in 1987 in Athens; in 1988 in Brisbane of Australia; in 1994 at the “Cyprus 1960-1994” exhibition at Athens Exhibition Centre; and in 1995 at the “Cyprus Contemporary Art, An Itinerary” in Nicosia.

Her work can be seen at the State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art, at Thessaloniki University, at the National Bank of Greece, at Andros Gallery and in several private collections in Greece, Cyprus and England.

Bibliography: Christos Savvides-Trichas, Cypriot Artists, Chr. Andreou publications, Nicosia 1982-83; Chrysanthos Christou, Short History of Modern and Contemporary Cypriot Art, Nicosia 1983; Eleni Papademetriou, State Gallery of Contemporary Cyprito Art, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services, Nicosia 2002.