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Christina Katrakis

CHRISTINA KUSHCH-KATRAKIS

Born

December 16, 1980, USA citizen, EU residence permit (in process).

Degrees

  • M.F.A. Terminal degree in arts and history, equivalent of PHD. Studio Art & History (May 2005, Thesis:
    Her Odyssey, Jed Jackson director) University of Memphis, USA.
  • M.A Masters of Arts & History.Studio Art (2003), Arkansas State University, USA.
  • BFA Bachelor of Arts & History. Art (2002, Magna Cum Laude), Arkansas State University, USA.
  • B.A. Bachelor of Arts & History. Art (2002, Magna Cum Laude), Arkansas State University, USA.

Additional Education

1998-2000

  • BFA from Ukrainian National Academy of Arts, Kyiv.
    Courses on history and archeology, Kyiv State University.

1998-2000

  • BFA from Ukrainian National Academy of Arts, Kyiv.

1996-1998

  • Art, art history, anatomy courses in Europe (Sorbonne and Lorenzo di Medici).

1994-1998

  • Secondary degree in art and art education degree from the Shevchenko Ukrainian National Academy of Arts, Kyiv (Gold Medal).

1993-1994

  • St. Nicholas Catholic School, Chicago, USA

1993

  • Glenn Echo Art School, Glenn Echo, Maryland, USA

1992-1993

  • English International Language Institute, School of Diplomacy, Washington DC, USA

Latest Prize Awarded

  • “Freedom to Create – The Zone” – prize winner of Freedom to Create UN cultural prize, the series of paintings The Zone won the UN Freedom to Create prize and are on the world tour (Egypt, New York, Paris, Bosnia, China etc), 2011
    The position of the ambassador of the good will in the field of culture for the UN.

Political Nomination:

Curatorial Positions

2015

  • March 2015 – London, United Kingdom, «Fight and You Shell Prevail»
    Fund Raiser and FilmPresentation Project «The War is Now», featuring Espresso TV documentary war film «Battalion 24» (international curator Christina Katrakis)(www.internationalacademyofarts.com). . Until now.

2014

2013-2014

  • Chief Curator and chief manager of the vast on-going project of “The country within the country - Lefkadia” : film studios complex, film academy complex, medical centre complex, medical laboratory and education complex, clinic complex, university campus complex.
  • Forbs Private Art Collection Curator, Forbs Ukraine, Kiev 2013
  • Foundation International Educational & Philanthropic Projects Curator, Firtash Foundation (cultural representation project Rome, Vatican, England and the USA)
  • Museum and Foundation Curator, Vornov’s Museum of Art.
  • TEDEx Forum Vatican 2013, co-curator, Vatican, Vatican City, Italy 2013

2011-2012

2011

2010

2008-2013

2008-2013

  • Curator and president Kallista Academy (private art academy, workshops), USA and Greece.

2005-2014

  • Curatorial work on shows in museums and international galleries:

    Christies Fine Art Auction, Kyiv/London
    Brooks Museum of Art, USA,
    EichBlatt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Caelum Gallery, NY, USA
    Kouros Gallery, NY, USA
    Art Museum of Memphis, USA
    Anna Tzarev Gallery, NY, USA
    Gagosian Gallery, NY, USA
    UIMA museum of Modern Art, Chicago, USA
    Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
    Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Arles, France
    RAR Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • International co-curator and manager of World Art Fairs:
    Art Berlin, 2014
    Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, 2014
    Art Moscow, 2011
    Art Huston, 2011
    Art Monaco, 2011
    Art Slick Paris, 2010

Representation

Auctions

  • Christie’s Fine Art Auction

Museums

  • Paris Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France)
  • Brooks Museum of Art (USA)
  • Benaki Museum of Art (Athens, Greece)
  • National Museum of Bosnia (Bosnia Herzohovina)
  • Xinyan Exhibition Center (Xinyan, China)
  • Cape Town Exhibition art center (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Museum of Modern Art ( Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • UIMA Museum of Modern Art (Chicago, USA)

Art Fairs

  • Art Berlin, 2014
  • Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, 2014
  • Art Moscow, 2011
  • Art Huston, 2011
  • Art Monaco, 2011
  • Art Slick Paris, 2010

Galleries

  • RAR Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Anna Tzarev Gallery, New York, USA
  • EichBlatt Gallery, Berlin Germany
  • Caelum Gallery, New York, USA
  • Haute Presents Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Depardieu Gallery, Nice, France
  • Dafna Gallery, Naples, Italy

Film Making

2015

2014

2012-2014

  • Co-producer, host/anchor woman, creative idea in the TV show “Culture Shock”, Divaky Production, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The curator of the project “Lefkadia - Film Academy”, creating and opening the Hollywood film academy branch in Russia, under the “Lefkadia - Country within the Country” project, Moscow - Krasnodar, Russia and USA. Further position held is that of the future president & professor of the university branch. Until now.
  • The curator of the project “Lefkadia - Film Studios”, creating and opening the Hollywood film studios branch in Russia, under the “Lefkadia- Country within the Country” project, Moscow – Krasnodar, Russia and USA. Further position held is that of the future - president & professor of the university branch. Until now.
  • The curator of the project “Lefkadia - Advertisement Film Studios”, creating and opening theEuropean advertisement film studio branch in Russia, under the “Lefkadia - Country within the Country” project, Moscow - Krasnodar, Russia and USA. Further position held is that of the future president & professor of the university branch. Until now.
  • Visionairemedia Hollywood Film Academy and Visionairemedia Hollywood Film Studios representative in Europe. President Jerome Gary (Miramax). Until now.

2011-2012

2012

  • Passion Creation”, film artist, script, idea, story, short film Italian production by Mauro Caveli (Rome, Italy), director Manfredo Leteo (Milan, Italy), Stefano Bini director of photography (Florence, Italy)
  • Work as a project artist, manager, co-producer with the PBS channel, USA, and the Renaissance Center, a winner of 5 Emmy awards, on the production of Art Programming projects, popular upcoming talk-shows “Listen up” and “The Art Talk”.

2011

2010-2012

  • Video documentaries and feature film “The Zone” (film artist, creative advisor, co-writer and co-producer), in cooperation with film director Mary Lambert, Visionaire Media (Hollywood, USA)

Film development representation

  • Visionaire Media (Hollywood, USA)
  • TLC (Renaissance Center, PBS, USA)
  • Mauro Caveli (Rome, Italy, Europe)
  • Giorgio Risi (Turin, Italy, Europe)
  • ManfredoLateo (Milan, Italy, Europe)
  • Gloria FX Visual Effects Co (LA, USA)
  • Trident Foundation (Hollywood, USA)

Teaching

2012-2014

  • The curator of the project “Lefkadia - University Campus”, creating and opening the USA university branch in Russia, under the “Lefkadia - Country within the Country” project , Moscow - Krasnodar, Russia and USA. Further position held is that of the future president & professor of the university branch. Until now.
  • The curator of the project “Lefkadia - Film Academy”, creating and opening the Hollywood film academy branch in Russia, under the “Lefkadia - Country within the Country” project , Moscow - Krasnodar, Russia and USA. Further position held is that of the future president & professor of the university branch. Until now.

  • Lecturer on art history, art criticism and modern art, Museum of Modern Art, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2011-2012

2012

  • Lecturer on art history, art criticism and modern art and a Gallery Curator, Mironova Gallery

2010-2011

  • Lecturer on art history, art criticism and modern art and a Gallery Curator and owner, Katrakis Gallery

2010

  • Painting, drawing and art history, MBG Art Center, Memphis.
  • Painting, drawing and art history, (fall) Brooks Museum of Art, USA

2007

  • Led and taught art history study tour, Greece

2005-2006

  • Teaching (professorial level position, instructor) drawing, figure structure, theory (art & history), painting, and watercolor, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

2003-2004

  • Art & History (drawing, painting & theory) adjunct instructor, Arkansas State University, USA

2000-present

  • Private art tutor.Director and instructor of the Kallista Private Art Academy program in Greece and USA.

Philanthropy

  • Active Philanthropic Work as a curator, manager, fundraiser, participant, partner with a number of Philanthropic Organizations such as:
    Green Peace, UNICEF, Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Children International Heart Foundation (USA), Chernobyl Children International Project (USA), UN Mission, UNEP, UNESCO, St Jude’s (USA), as well as projects such as: Hope for Haiti (USA), Help for Africa (USA), Maple Hope for Ukraine (Canada), Fight and You Shell Prevail (London), IFAK Fundraiser (Canada), The War is Now (Canada, London, Berlin), Beauty in a Time War (Berlin), Angel of Hope (Ukraine & Greece), No Man is an Island (Ukraine), Cooking with Kokkalis (Greece). More information on these projects can be found here: http://katrakis.com/philanthropy

2010-2013

  • “Freedom to Create – The Zone” – prize winner of Freedom to Create UN branch for arts, the series of paintings The Zone won the UN Freedom to Create prize and are on the world tour (Egypt, New York, Paris, Bosnia, China etc), 2011. The position of the ambassador of the good will in the field of culture for the UN. On the mission traveling around the world, working in the team with major world representatives and celebrities, raising money to help those in need, working to help sick children and orphans (numerous interviews and documentaries are available on YouTube & on the Mission Blog.
  • The curator of the project “Lefkadia – Philanthropic Foundation”, creating and opening the CIHF (babyheart.org ) branch in Russia, under the “Lefkadia - Country within the Country” project, Moscow - Krasnodar, Russia and USA. Further position held is that of the future president & professor of the university branch. Until now.
  • Chief Curator of the Philanthropic Program of the International Academy of Arts, Milos, Greece. Until now.
  • Foundation International Educational & Philanthropic Projects Curator, Firtash Foundation (cultural representation project Rome, Vatican, England and the USA).
  • Philanthropic & Cultural Foundation Curator, Voronov’s Museum of Art.
  • Active Philanthropic Work as a curator, manager, participant, partner with a number of Philanthropic Organizations such as:
    Green Peace, UNICEF, Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Children International Heart Foundation, Chernobyl Children International Project, UN Mission, UNEP, UNESCO, St Jude’s, as well as projects such as: Hope for Haiti, Help for Africa, Maple Hope for Ukraine, IFAK Fundraiser Canada, The War is Now, Beauty in a Time War, Angel of Hope (Ukraine & Greece), No Man is an Island, Cooking with Kokkalis. More information on these projects can be found here: http://katrakis.com/philanthropy
  • Coordinator and curator of the philanthropic international project - “Shine” (Global Chernobyl Fukushima project), coordinator (Japan - Ukraine 2011)

2008-2013

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

  • 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

Exhibitions

2014

  • Tree of Life, RAR Gallery, Berlin, October 2014
  • Ultra Violet Light, joined art project with Ultra Violet (http://katrakis.com/collaboration )EichBlatt Gallery, Berlin, Germany, September 2014
  • Ultra Violet Light, joined art project with Ultra Violet (http://katrakis.com/collaboration ) RAR Gallery, Berlin, Germany, September 2014
  • Ultra Violet Light, joined art project with Ultra Violet (http://katrakis.com/collaboration ) Depardieu Gallery, Nice, France, February 2014
  • International Winter Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, January 2014

2013

  • Art Bosphorus – modern art fair, Istanbul, Turkey (March 2013) represented by Caravansarai Cultural Center, Paris, France.

2012

  • Paris Expo – modern art show, Paris, France (May 2012), represented by Caravansarai Cultural Center, Paris, France.
  • Genoa Cultural Center – modern art show, Genoa, Italy (April - May 2012) represented by Caravansarai Cultural Center, Paris, France.
  • International Spring Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, (April 2012)
  • Art Bosphorus – modern art fair, Istanbul, Turkey (March 2012) represented by Caravansarai Cultural Center, Paris, France.
  • Art Monaco – modern art fair, Monaco, Monaco (March 2012) represented Mironova Gallery.

2011

  • Cape Town – Freedom to Create UN prize – UN art show featuring series ofPaintings The Zone, Cape Town Exhibition Center, (November 2011)
  • Chernobyl Fukushima Project, World Chernobyl Project, traveling show, opening in Kiev with a concert in Pripiat (October 2011)
  • Art Houston – modern art fair, Houston, USA ( September 2011)
  • Art Moscow – modern art fair, Moscow (September 2011) represented by Mironova Gallery.
  • China – Freedom to Create UN prize - UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Xinyan, China, (November 2011)
  • Christie’s Fine Art Auction Show – Christie’s Fine Art Auction Show in Kyiv featuring modern east European art and the series of photography “Tree of Life” in the show, Kyiv, National Museum of Russian Art (April 2011)
  • Mappinh it out – Melian Resort, Milos island, Greece (June 2011)
  • The Little Prince – solo show, MironovaGaller, Kyiv, Ukraine, National Museum of Russian Art, (May 2011)
  • The Summer – solo show, Pit Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (April 2011)
  • Art Monaco – modern art fair, Monaco, Monaco, (March 2011) represented by MironovaGallery.
  • Bosnia – Freedom to Create UN prize – National Museum of Bosnia Herzegovina, UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Bosnia Herzegovina, Europe, (April 2011)
  • FPAN- international festival of Nude photography, Arles, France, museum of Van Gogh, Arles, France (May 2011)
  • New York – Freedom to Create UN prize – Anna Tzarev Gallery, UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in New York, USA, (February 2011)

2010

  • Cairo – Freedom to Create UN prize – National Museum and opera House of Cairo, UN art show featuring series of painting The Zone in Cairo, Egypt,(November 2010)
  • Hristougena – Notos Gallery, group show, Athens, Greece, December 10-28, 2010.
  • Slick – modern art fair, Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France, October 10 – 21, 2010.
  • Caviar, the show of one work, permanent display, Brooks Museum of Art, USA, September 8, 2010.
  • The Gaze, solo show, Zakharoula Gallery, Adamas, Milos Island, Greece, July 27 – August 28, 2010.
  • Byzantium, permenant display, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Firopotamos, Milos Island, Greece, July 25, 2010.
  • Pillow Book, solo show, Red Door Gallery, Plaka, Milos Island, Greece, July 11-August 12, 2010.
  • Kartographia: Mapping it out, solo show, Summer Gallery, Adamas, Milos Island, Greece, June 10 – July 15, 2010.
  • Voices, solo show, Georgia Gallery, Adamas, Milos Island, Greece, May 20-June 21, 2010.
  • Eat It!(eatable art). Solo show, Memphis Botanical Gardens, Jan. 29th, 2010, Memphis, TN, USA<
  • Prism, solo show, MBG Art Center, Jan. 28 - Feb. 27, Memphis TN.
  • International Winter Exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York, December 2010
  • Faces, Memphis Blues Ball, Dec. 5, Memphis TN.
  • MFMAU, Museum of Modern Art permanent collection.show, December 18th, 2009 – Feb 1st, 2010, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2009

  • What’s There?solo art show, Dec 13, 2009 - Jan 14, 2010, Butenko Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • La Dolce Vita, solo show, Domus Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Riding the Red Horse, one piece show, Butenko Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • National Fine Art Show, group show, Ukrains’kyi Dim Cultural Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Viennese Ball, a solo presentation of one work “Riding the Red Horse”, National Opera Theater of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • International Sculpture Show, group show, March 3, Ukrains’kyi Dim Cultural Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Red Rider, one piece show, Annual Vienna Ball, March 14. Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 8th of March, solo show, Ultramarine Gallery,March 8. Kiev, Ukraine.

2008

  • Ukraniano Vero!, solo show. Ukrains’kyi Dim Cultural Center (central hall), Dec. 16-Jan. 20. Kiev, Ukraine
  • Into the Luminous Future, solo show. Ukrainian Embassy, Aug. 2008 Washington D.C.

2005

  • Her Odyssey, MFA Thesis show, University of Memphis.
  • Books, University of Memphis.
  • Volume I, University of Memphis.
  • World in Monochrome, permanent display, University of Memphis.
  • Dinner With Sappho, University of Memphis.

2004

  • The Icon, The University of Memphis.
  • Politically Erect, Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN .
  • Harvest of Sorrow The University of Memphis.
  • The Steppe, book illustration, University of Memphis.

2003

  • Odyssey,1st Prize, 21 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Memphis.
  • Harvest, University of Memphis.
  • Eat, Eat!, one of a kind children’s book, University of Memphis.
  • Basil, one of a kind children’s book, University of Memphis.
  • Katrakis Pot, cook-book illustrations, University of Memphis.
  • Vanishing Ukraine–The Amazons, photo and film, Arkansas State University.

2002

  • Atlantis, multi-media project-reconstruction of Minoan milieu (murals, ceramics, sculpture, costume, music, dance, installation, perfumes & video documentary)Arkansas State University, 2002.

2001

  • Buddy Howell Gallery, Little Rock, AR.

2000

  • Sara Howell Gallery, Jonesboro, AR.

1996-1998

  • Solo and group shows in France (Paris, Nice, Cannes), Italy (Rome, Florence, Naples and Genoa), Holland (Amsterdam and Antwerp), Belgium (The Hague) Germany (Berlin, Munich, Bonn, and Nuremberg) and Ukraine (Kyiv).

1994

  • Chicago Art Museum, Chicago, USA

Current art projects

Currently working on such series of paintings: "Rage", "Love", "Passion" & "Soul". Recently completed series can be viewed here: http://katrakis.com/work

Commissions

  • United Nations Freedom to Create Prize winning series The Zone, in the collection of the UN Freedom to Create (2010-2011).
  • Milos resort, series of paintings Kartographia: Mapping it out, Milos Island, Greece,2011.
  • St. Nicholas Church, canonic murals, Milos Greece (2009-2010).
  • Christ Pantokrator, altar-piece, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, USA (2007).
  • Icons (large panels), Museum of the Ukrainian Orthodox Consistory, Bound Brook, NJ, USA(2002).
  • Official presidential portraits (Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko–then Prime-Minister). Kyiv, Ukraine (1998-99).
  • Fresco murals, Ligurian Coast, Italy (1998)
  • Private portraits (1998-present).

Additional Work Experience

2011

  • Lecturer on art history, art criticism and modern art and a Curator: Brooks Museum of Art, Christies Fine Arts Auction, Kiwi Art Group, Voronov Museum of Art and Art Foundation,
  • Lefkadia Project, Mironova Gallery, Slick Art Fair Paris - Paris Museum of Modern Art, Art Huston Art Fair, Andy Warhol Collection, Art Moscow Art Fair etc.

1998-2000

  • Researcher, editor and illustrator(Chernobyl), United Nations’ Nuclear Security Agency (Vienna, Austria)
  • Illustrator, British archeological team (Cyprus, Egypt and Ethiopia)

Press

Additional media and press on me can be found here: http://katrakis.com/press-media

Additional Information

Additional information on me can be found here: http://katrakis.com/

Additional Skills

Excellent communication skills, human skills, organization skills and work ethics.

Languages

Fluent in English, Greek, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.Working knowledge of Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Hungarian and ancient Greek.

Hobbies

Travel, writing (poetry, fiction and prose), history, archeology, ethnography, literature, music, vocal (ethnic and jazz, 4 CDs recorded, work with Deep Forest and Kitka Group, California), modeling (model for Gap, Givenchy, Chanel also young international designers Lacy Wings etc).

Personal

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 ( Yagailo Gedimin royal line) – Simon BagrationDadianiGediminPilke, his grandmother on paternal line was Isabella de Savoy from royal family of Savoy kings of Piemonte and Sardinia. Maternal grandmother – the countess of Poland and Ukraine, granddaughter of countess EvelinaHanska the wife of Honore de Balzac. Paternal line: Father a renown sculptor Anatoli Kushch (Katrakis), comes from a family of Cretan artists as well as his cousin Manos Katrakis famous Greek actor.







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