Myrianthe Sozou Papageorgiou is a Fine Artist living and working between London, Limassol and Paphos, Cyprus. Born in the UK in 1987, she studied BA(Hons) Fine Art (2011) and MA Art and Science (2013), both at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Sozou Papageorgiou has returned to Cyprus to launch Myrianthe Sozou. The artist has a studio and a gallery space where she creates and exhibits her art.

Working with a wide range of media, Sozou’s body of work is focused on a sculptural and spatial approach to art. In her site specific installations, she maintains the honesty and aesthetics of simple industrial mass materials and explores their ‘micro-macro’ elements, as well as their reflective, distortive and ultimately alienating qualities. As metaphors for the workings of the visual system, the works play with one’s vision and human perception whilst adhering to a somewhat minimal formal stringency.

She has exhibited in galleries and institutions such as the British Library and the Victoria & Albert Museum, Patrick Heide Gallery and Hamni Gallery London and her works are on a permanent display at Foyles bookstore in Soho, London. The artist is represented by Morfi Gallery in Limassol, Cyprus and her art has been acquired by private collectors in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Cyprus.

‘MicroOptasia II’ (detail)

122,400 silver drawing pins on transparent PVC
300cm X 200cm
2013

ABOUT

Born 1987 U.K

Lives and works between London and Limassol, Cyprus.

 

EDUCATION

2011 – 2013: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London MA Art and Science.

2008 – 2011: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design BA(Hons)Fine Art Sculpture.

January – April 2010: Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy Italian Language Course and History of Art.

2007 – 2008: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Foundation Studies in Art and Design: Sculpture(DISTINCTION)

1999 – 2006: The American Academy (PRIVATE) Limassol, Cyprus Secondary School.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Freelance Fine Artist at Myrianthe Sozou
    2013 – Present

    Myrianthe Sozou (gallery/ exhibition space)
    65.1 Ellados street, Katholiki, 3041, Limassol,Cyprus

    Myrianthe Sozou (studio)
    Anthipolochagou Georgiou M. Savva 3, Geroskipou, 8201, Cyprus
  • Holder of an Industrial Design Patent
    European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO
    March 2015 – Present

    Materialising the MicroOptasia Lighting Series, a lamp shade concept originating from the seminal Art work MicroOptasia I, firstly created from March – May 2013.
  • Art Teacher (Full time)
    September 2015 – 2019Lower School Art, IGCSE, AS – Level and A – Level Art and Design,
    PASCAL ENGLISH SCHOOL LEMESOS and Gymnasium & Lyceum Art (Ministry of Education syllabus)
    PASCAL GREEK SCHOOL LEMESOS, CYPRUS.

    House Coordinator
    September 2018 – 2019
    PASCAL ENGLISH SCHOOL LEMESOS, CYPRUS.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

2014

March

Debut solo show at Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.

Collaborative project with the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew Gardens, UK.

2013

December

Rough around the Edges, Hanmi Gallery, London.

May

Reinoud Oudshoorn | Recent Sculptures, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

Show One MA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross.

Panel Participant at the State of Matter: Collisions and Connections in Art and Science Symposium, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross.

February

Encounters Between Art and Science group show, The British Library, London.

2012

May

Co-curated and participated at the Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science Experiments Interim Show, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw School of Art.

October

Digital Futures group show, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

November

Fine Art Auction group show by Sotheby’s, Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery.

2011

June

BA Fine Art Degree Show group exhibition, Central Saint Martins, Charing Cross road.

Work Lab 3 featured in the Guardian’s Culture Art and design: The best final degree shows from London’s art colleges – in pictures: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jun/25/art-degree-shows-london-college?intcmp=239#/?picture=376134277&index=5

March

Contributor in Serena Korda’s Laid to Rest installation during Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life exhibition at The Wellcome Collection, London.

2010

November

Attained 2nd place at the Montblanc Young Artist World Patronage exhibition, Gallery Omikron, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Montblanc Young Artist World Patronage group exhibition, Gallery Omikron, Nicosia Cyprus.

2009

May

BA Fine Art, end of Year 1 group exhibition, Central Saint Martins, Trinity Buoy Wharf.

A brief display of artwork at The Wellcome Collection, London.

Current permanent display of artwork in FOYLES Bookstore Soho, London.

February

Sponsored by BOSTIK UK for artwork.

BA Fine Art, end of Spring Term Year 1 group exhibition, Central Saint Martins,Charing Cross road.

2008

May

End of Foundation, group exhibition, Central Saint Martins, Back Hill.

LINKS

2013

Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science blog: http://maartandscience.blogspot.co.uk/

State of Matter: Collisions and Connections in Art and Science Symposium, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross: http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/event/state-of-matter-collisions-and-connections-in-art-and-science-symposium/

Encounters Between Art and Science group show at The British Library, YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZskjWN1Ugg

Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science Experiments Interim Show, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw, online gallery: http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/courses/ma-art-and-science/experiments-interim-show/

Central Saint Martins, MA Art and Science student profiles: http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/courses/ma-art-and-science/student-research-profiles/

2011

Work Lab 3 featured in the Guardian’s Culture Art and design: The best final degree shows from London’s art colleges – in pictures: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jun/25/art-degree-shows-london college?intcmp=239#/?picture=376134277&index=5

CSM BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show publicity: http://csmbafineart.com/students/student/18/89 http://blogs.csm.arts.ac.uk/snapshot/2011/07/24/ba-fine-art-2011/
http://www.winkball.com/entries/qHjI3iaglK2y/myrianthe-sozou

 

CATALOGUES & PRESS RELEASES

2013

Reinoud Oudshoorn | Recent Sculptures, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London. Click here for the exhibition guide.

Encounters Between Art and Science group show at The British Library, map. Click here for the exhibition guide PDF.

Central Saint Martins Show One MA Degree Show catalogue. Click here for the catalogue PDF.

State of Matter: Collisions and Connections in Art and Science Symposium, Central Saint Martins. Click here for the press release PDF.

2012

Fine Art Auction group show by Sotheby’s, Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, online catalogue: http://www.csmartauction.org/gallery/2012-art-auction/

2011

Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art Degree Show Paperback Catalogue.