LET ART BE A JOY!
I believe that the artist has a role and a responsibility to act as a reformer, healer and transformer of society. As an artist, I seek to offer solutions, uplift people and use the transcendent power of art to communicate and revive universal values through the aesthetic experience.
Stella Karageorgi is a fine artist, a researcher, a teacher, a creativity coach & cultural heritage consultant from Cyprus. Stella is a visionary, with an aesthetic sensitivity and an inquisitive mind. She is fascinated by the ancient past, the sacred, the childlike, the colorful and the playful.
Stella holds a Doctorate in Fine Art practice since 2013, from the De Montfort University in UK. Previously to that she studied her BA in Fine Art & Art History as a Fulbright Scholar in the USA, at the University of Texas, 2001-2005, and her postgraduate studies in the UK, at Central Saint Martins, UAL, 2005-2006, and the University of Northampton, 2007-2008.
She has participated in many group and solo exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad, and received several awards and grants. Stella is actively creating art and offers talks & workshops, as well as consultation in matters related to bridging heritage & archaeology through contemporary art and life, and within the tourism industry.
Stella is exploring prehistoric art, ancient symbols, motifs and archetypal themes and implements these within her art. The essence of her art is to link the past and the present through re-creation. Ultimately, she creates art as a celebration of life, to uplift people and to transform the ordinary to the magical.
On more personal note:
'I love learning and also love sharing what I know. But when I am not busy tutoring, I spent time making my art and discovering new materials every time. I also enjoy walks in nature, petting cats, reading a book on a relaxing evening, hanging out with friends and family and I am a big fan of travelling and exploring different cultures. I always have a smile on my face and see the bright side of life. I am firm believer that nothing is impossible if you set your intentions right, and I always have an encouraging word to say.'