Stella Kapezanou

Stella Kapezanou’s figurative art focuses on the complexity of the human subject. Her paintings introduce a cold intimacy rendered mainly in vibrant colors, which are further intensified by the large dimensions of her works. She primarily uses oil on canvas and occasionally incorporates ceramic sculptures that echo common motifs and aesthetics found in her paintings. Through her art, Kapezanou underscores the modern lifestyle, which transitions from opulence to consumerism and decadence, often presented from a critical perspective.
Stella Kapezanou was born in 1977 in Athens, Greece, where she currently lives andworks. She studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), where she was awarded an honorary scholarship by the Greek National Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for ranking first in the ASFA entrance examinations. In 2013, she received a scholarship from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich) to attend the institution. She obtained her MA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts, London, under the Motoroil Hellas scholarship, and was also awarded the Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship.
Kapezanou has received various accolades, including the Clyde & Co Emerging Star Award and the Cass Art Prize. She has also been a finalist and longlisted nominee for other significant distinctions. Throughout her career, she has been an artist-in-residence at several institutions, such as the Goethe-Institute Bonn in Cologne and Berlin (2014), the AucArt LAB Residency in London (2019), the iAR Residency in Istanbul (2020), and the CARV Residency in Cyprus (2023).

In 2024, Stella Kapezanou was awarded the Fulbright Greece grant as the recipient of the artist fellowship at the Santa Fe Arts Institute in New Mexico, USA. She eagerly anticipates further developing her artistic practice on the theme of Sovereignty, an issue that has been at the core of her research over the past few years. Specifically, she aims to explore questions of gender and bodily autonomy through her paintings, examining Sovereignty as a power sourced from the female body.


2022    Let Them Stare, The Edit Gallery, Limassol, CY
2021    Theodoros & Laskarina exclusive, Fougaro, Nafplio, GR
2020    Baby One More Time, Evripides Gallery, Athens, GR
2019    Just a Few Drops of Pink Coppertone, Fougaro, Nafplio, GR
2019    Single’s Party, The Edit Gallery, Limassol, CY
2018    Brit Pond, Evripides Gallery, Athens, GR
2018    From Heavens with Love, The Palm Tree Gallery, London, UK
2017    Recipient of the Frank Bowling Scholarship Solo Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK


2022    Collezione Panettone, Sealed Earth, Athens, GR
2022    Contemporary Now, The Edit Gallery, Nicosia, CY
2022    Woman Stubborness of Asia, Vouleftiko, Nafplio, GR
2021    Ex-Staseis, Cultural Foundation of Tinos, GR
2021    Britannia-Pallas: The Twilight of the Idols, Contemporary Art Museum of Chania – Olivepress, GR
2021    Art on Boards | The Skate Project, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, GR
2021    Lusus Naturae, BcmA Gallery, Berlin, DE
2021    Reclaiming, The Edit Gallery, Limasson, CY
2020    iAR project 2020, Akaretler Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2020    Counting approximately 1,5m, A.Antonopoulou Art, Athens, GR
2019   Love is a Dog from Hell, Frissiras Museum, Athens, GR
2019   Three Pillars, Chelsea Gallery, London, UK
2018   Prossalendi’s Britannia, Ionian Academy of Corfu, GR
2018   ArtLab Munich, Galerie Benjamin Eck, Munich, DE
2018   Rooms 2018, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, GR
2018   AAF Hampstead, London, UK
2018   Rise Art Prize, Vans House, London, UK
2017   PERSONA, Made in Arts London Independent Exhibition, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

2017    Solo Award 2017, The Cello Factory, London, UK
2017    Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, UK
2017    Xhibit, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
2017    #MadeAtChelsea, MAFA Chelsea Gallery, London, UK
2015    ELLES, Frissiras Museum, Athens, GR
2015    Selections, The Sotiris Felios Collection, Athens, GR
2014    ASFA Biennale, Theocharakis Foundation, Athens, GR
2013    Survival Kit, Lothringer Laden, Munich, DE