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Christina Katrakis - artist, philanthropist, ambassador of good will, political, social & cultural ministerial advisor, "Freedom to Create Global Prize" winner, international project curator, writer, art collections and museum curator, film maker, professor & IAA president, TV personality, singer, photo model, Symbol of Ukraine and public personality, royal princess and countess.

Christina Katrakis is an internationally renown American artist. She served as the ambassador of good will in the "Freedom to Create" Global Project (UN mission). Katrakis also works as a producer, artist, art director, director and scriptwriter in a number of documentary films as well as the Hollywood productions. She is a TV personality, anchorwoman, photo model, singer and public persona. Katrakis holds the highest terminal degree in arts (MFA), she is a professor of arts and art history, private art collections and museum curator, writer, and the president of the International Academy of Arts. Katrakis is an international project curator and a "Freedom to Create" Global Prize winner. She is a political, social and cultural advisor and a chief international adviser to the minister of culture of Ukraine. Katrakis is a visual "Symbol of Ukraine", she was used as a model for the country’s Monument of Independence and the Kiev Founding Fathers Monument located on the main square of Independence (Maidan) in Kiev, Ukraine. Katrakis is a royal princess and a countess, she comes from a family with a rich heritage and background: maternal grandfather – last king of Georgia and Armenia (Bagrationi and Dadiani royal lines) and royal prince of Lithuania (YagailoGedimin royal line) – Simon Bagration Dadiani Gedimin Pilke, his grandmother on paternal line was Isabella of Savoy from royal family of Savoy kings of Piemonte and Sardinia. Maternal grandmother – the countess of Poland and Ukraine, granddaughter of countess Evelina Hanska the wife of Honoré de Balzac.







Books, Publications & Catalogs



Books, Publications & Catalogs


Christina Katrakis is an internationally renown American artist. She served as the ambassador of good will in the "Freedom to Create" Global Project (UN mission). Katrakis also works as a producer, artist, art director, director and scriptwriter in a number of documentary films as well as the Hollywood productions. She is a TV personality, anchorwoman, photo model, singer and public persona. Katrakis holds the highest terminal degree in arts (MFA), she is a professor of arts and art history, private art collections and museum curator, writer, and the president of the International Academy of Arts.

A number of Katrakis' literary works were published around the world in different languages, among them: two books of poetry, a number of short stories, history and art history essays and catalogs. She continues her professional writer's career, actively developing film stories, writing scripts for film and television, publishing collections of short stories, critical esseys, catalogs and articles.



Published Catalogs & Books

    . Pankov (er) Leben, Ultra Violet Light, RAR &EichBlatt Galleries, Berlin, Germany, Sept 2014
    . International Winter ExhibitionCaelum Gallery, New York, January2014, published by Caelum Gallery, New York, USA
    . The Sacred, Gary Bowman Gallery, British Club, Lviv, Sept 2013, published by Gary Bowman Gallery, Lviv 2013.
    . Art Bosphorus – modern art fair, Istanbul, Turkey, published by Art Bosphorus, Istanbul (March 2013)
    . Paris Expo – modern art show, Paris, France (May 2012), publishe by Paris Expo, Paris, France.
    . Genoa Cultural Center – modern art show, Genoa, Italy (April - May 2012), published by Genoa Cultural Center, Genoa, Italy.
    . International Spring Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, December 2012, published by Caelum Gallery, New York, USA
    . Art Bosphorus – modern art fair, Istanbul, Turkey, published by Art Bosphorus, Istanbul (March 2012)
    . Art Monaco – modern art fair, Monaco, Monaco, published by Art Monaco, Monaco (March 2012)
    . Cape Town – Freedom to Create UN prize – UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Cape Town, South Africa, published by UN Freedom to Create prize, Cape Town, South Africa (November 2011)
    . Art Houston – modern art fair, Houston, USA, published by Art Houston, USA ( September 2011), represented by Mironova Gallery.
    . Art Moscow – modern art fair, Moscow, published by Art Moscow (September 2011), represented by MironovaGallery
    . China – Freedom to Create UN prize - UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Xinyan, China, published by UN Freedom to Create prize, China (November 2011)
    . Christie’s Fine Art Auction Show– a Christie’s Fine Arts catalogue published to accompany the Christie’s Fine Art Auction Show in Kyiv featuring modern east European art and the series of photography “Tree of Life”, published by Christie’s Fine Art Auction House in London, England presented at the show in Kiev (April 2011)
    . Christina Katrakis - Photography – catalog featuring 5 series of photography works, published by Museum of Moder Art MFAMU, Kyiv, Ukraine for the show of the photo work in the Monaco Art Fai (March 2011)
    . Art Monaco – modern art fair, Monaco, Monaco, published by Art Monaco, Monaco (March 2011)
    . Bosnia – Freedom to Create UN prize - UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Bosnia Herzegovina, Europe, published by UN Freedom to Create prize, Bosnia, Europe (April 2011)
    . FPAN- international festival of Nude photography, Arles, France, museum of Van Gogh, published by FPAN, Paris, France (May 2011)
    . New York – Freedom to Create UN prize - UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in New York, USA, published by UN Freedom to Create prize, New York, USA (February 2011)
    . Slick – modern art fair, Museum of Modern Art Paris, Paris, France, published by Slick, Paris, France, published by Slick, Paris, France (October 2010).
    . Cairo – Freedom to Create UN prize - UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Cairo, Egypt, published by UN Freedom to Create prize, Cairo, Egypt (November 2010)
    . Pillow Book, solo show, July-August 2010, Red Door Gallery, Plaka, Milos Island, Greece, V-Gallery publications, Kyiv, Ukraine (July 2010)
    . Mapping it out – chartography of love, solo show, June-July 2010, Summer Gallery, Adamas, Milos Island, Greece, V-Gallery publications, Kyiv, Ukraine (June 2010).
    . Neo-Symbolism: Bridges to the Unknown, group show, May-June 2010, UIMA Museum of Modern Art, Chicago. (March 2010), published by UIMA Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, USA
    . International Winter Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, December 2010, published by Caelum Gallery, New York, USA
    . Station Paris: Place.Time.Event, (catalog-brochure) group show, May-June 2010, Cultural Center, Paris, France, AS.EditProd&Caravansarai Publication, Paris, France, (May 2010).
    . Chernobyl Heart, solo show “Prism”, (catalog-brochure) solo show, Jan-Feb 2010, MBG Art Center, published by ICHF publications, USA.
    . The Key: What’s There?(February 2010). Solo art show, V-Gallery Publications, Kyiv, Ukraine.
    . What’s There?Solo art show (January 2010). V-Gallery &Butenko Art Center). Kyiv, Ukraine. . Ukraniano Vero. Solo art show (Dec. 2008-Jan.2009). “Ukrains’kyi Dim” Cultural Center and Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine

Recent Public presentations and lectures

  • “Ultra Violet Light”, RAR Gallery, press conference, Berlin, Germany (September 2014)
  • “Ultra Violet Light Project”, Depardieu Gallery, Nice, France (February 2014)
  • “The City – Wondering Stars Project”, Caelum Gallery, New York (Jan 2014)
  • “The Sacred”, Gary Bowman Gallery & British Club, Lviv (September 2013)
  • “Art as a Way of Life”, Museum of Modern Art, Kyiv, Ukraine (June 2013)
  • “Pop Art”, curating and opening the show of Andy Warhol and Indiana, Kyiv, Ukraine ( September 18, 2011)
  • “Christie’s Fine Art Auction” – curating and opening press conference of the Christies Fine Art Auction Show in Kyiv, National Museum of Russian Art (April 2011), film about the Christie’s show - the speaker and the anchor woman guiding through the show and taking interviews on behalf of Christie’s.
  • “Mapping it out”, Brooks Museum of Art, USA (September 8, 2010)
  • “The Zone,” MBG museum, USA (January 28, 2010).
  • “Riding the Red Horse”, Butenko Center, Kyiv, Ukraine (December 14, 2009).
  • “Art Through the Epochs”, Memphis Botanic Gardens (November 16, 2009).
  • “Greek Fire”, The University of Memphis (April 12, 2009).
  • “Greek Fire”, Arkansas State University (April 9, 2009).
  • “Following the Path of the Argo”, Arkansas State University (November 10, 2008).

Written and published works

  • “The mystery of Harwa”, an article on a rare discovery of the Egyption Tumb, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2016, Berlin

  • “German Robert Graves”, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2016, Berlin

  • “A Little Tea Under the Stars”, the series of articles, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2016 Berlin

  • “Stars over Deia”, an article on Graves and famous people of the epoch, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2016, Berlin

  • “Art Kings and I”, series of articles, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2015, Berlin

  • “I am – a woman, an individual, an artist”, an article on Ultra Violet, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2015, Berlin

  • “My Father’s House is Too Big Now”, an article on Robert Graves, DeLux Magazine, 2015, Mallorca, Spain

  • “Dali, Picasso, Warhol and I”, series of articles, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2015, Berlin

  • “Epoch’s Personalities and I”, series of articles, Berlin Kunst Magazine, 2015 Berlin

  • Kartographia: Mapping it out”, poetry, 2010, v-gallery publications, Europe

  • Pillow Book”, poetry, 2010, V-Gallery publications, Europe

  • Her Odyssey”, art history essay, 2005, U of M, USA

  • Modern-Post Modern”, art history essay, 2005, U of M, USA

  • Ghent Altarpiece”, art history essay, 2004, ASU, USA

  • Symbolism”, art history essay, 2004, ASU, USA

  • Atlantis”, CD, video and poetry book, 2003 ASU, USA



Art History Essays:

“To Berlin for Inspiration – Zegna”
“The mystery of Harwa”
“German Robert Graves”
“A Little Tea Under the Stars”
“Stars over Deia”
“Art Kings and I”
“I am – a woman, an individual, an artist”
“My Father’s House is Too Big Now”
Her Odyssey (download as PDF)
Ghent Altarpiece (download as PDF)
Modern, Post Modern, Pop: Regression or Exhaustion of Art? (download as PDF)
Interview Christina Katrakis - Dali, Picasso, Warhol (download as PDF)
Epoch’s Personalities and I (download as PDF)


Poetry Books:

Chartography of Love, 2010

Published by V-Gallery Publications. The catalogue and a book of poetry accompanied a solo show "Pillow Book" featuring work and poetry by Christina Katrakis. Published: 2010, Milos Island, Greece. Designed by Trotter Designs. Proceeds from the sale of this catalog go toward the Greek Greenpeace cause Download Catalog or View Gallery.



Atlantis Project

Multi-media presentation which included music CD, poetry, and DVD detailing the reconstruction of the ancient Minoan milieu: murals, sculpture, ceramics, installation, costumes, dance, and perfumes.



Short Stories:

"Snow"
"Simon"
"Mamma, Dramma, Pasta, Basta"
"Hospitality"
"Katrakis Pot"
"Pontians"
"Ouzo in Paris"
"Honoring the Saints"
"FIELD OF SILVER"
"Food, Herbs & Rituals as Cure"
"Greek (and Other) Skeletons in Polish Closets Maria Magdalena"



Journalism, Blogs and Articles:

“Dali, Picasso, Warhol and I” Project, Nice, France


"DeLux magazine"



"Berlin Kunst Blog"



"Meet, the Ukrainian with Christina Katrakis" TBi channel Blog



Blog Razom, Canada


Blog Obozrevatel, Ukraine


Travel Blog


Favorite Quotes Blog




Catalogs:

"My art is often profoundly influenced by childhood memories of the late Soviet-period (Gorbachev’s “Perestroika”), my family multicultural background, personal experience, extensive travel and life abroad. I would like to think of my paintings and writing as one whole, as a kind of comic strip of memories, characters, thoughts, ideas, dreams and experiences. My stories and poems, like my art, are based on real and surreal events, mixing the past and the present, the European and American, the Proustian and the Fellinesque into a heady brew."


FEPN: Fesival Europeen de la Photo de Nu, 2011

Published by FEPN International Festival of Nude Photography, Arles, France. Featuring the best of modern international nude photography. The catalogue accompanied group show "FEPN 2011", May 7 - 15, 2011. Download Catalog. You may also purchase this catalog online.



NeoSymbolism: Bridges to the Unknown, 2010

Published by UIMA Chicago Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, USA. Catalogue featuring the work of the international artist collective featuring a semi-biographical short story "The Zone - The Way I Cry". It compliments "The Zone" series of painting exhibited at "NeoSymbolism: Bridges to the Unknown", UIMA Chicago Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, USA, May 28 - July 11, 2010. Download Catalog or View Gallery. You may also purchase this catalog online.



The Key: What's There?, 2010

Published by V-Gallery Publications. Catalogue featuring work by Christina Katrakis. Published: 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine. Download Catalog or View Gallery.



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. View Gallery.



Ukrainiano Vero, 2008

Published by Ukrains’kyi Dim National Cultural Center & Museum, Solo show, Ukrainskyi 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. Download Catalog.



Chernobyl Heart, 2010

Published by ICHF. The catalouge represents the work in The Zone series, a collection of short stories, as well as documentation of the work done by Christina Katrakis, Ali Hewson & Bono, Oksana Grigorieva & Mel Gibson in support of ICHF through CCPI. Designed by Trotter Designs. Proceeds from the sale of this catalog go toward ICHF & UCHH. Download Catalog or View Gallery.



Beauty in the Time of War, 2014

Haute Presents Gallery. The project is aimed to showcase the elements of beauty in the time of war. How do fashion designers create their dresses under bullets? How does war influence their art? We brought together female designers - one group from Georgia and one group from Ukraine. Download Catalog.