Academia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

BA Fine Art and Painting  2003




Mindscapes   2013

Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus           

Fragments/Θραύσματα  2016

Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus           

“Traces”, OTE Centre of the Arts  2018

Thessaloniki, Greece           

Ίχνη/Traces  2019

Alpha CK Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus           



Participated in exhibitions organized in Greece, USA, UAE, UK and Cyprus


E.KA.TE  The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts [member of the International Association of Art (IAA) and represents IAA in Cyprus]



Founded the Atelier di Pittura - Art School 2005


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Born:                        1978

Lives and works:  Larnaca, Cyprus


Thekla Papadopoulou's artistic signature is recognized by her particular painting style of layering materials creating visual compositions of colourful abstract art. Her work comes always from a strong conceptual base as she constantly researches and experiments before concluding to proceed to a new art series.


These qualities characterize her recent art collection, called 'Fragments', where she composes abstracts forms that seek to outgrow the frame of the painted canvas such as our emotions would do extending to reach the surrounding space and people. She combines pieces of paper, threads and other materials on canvas or wooden boards, forming non-figurative images with vivid and pastel colors. Thekla's motion and energy is visually imprinted on her paintings giving back to the viewer a piece of her identity imprint.

Thekla Papadopoulou has been successfully exhibiting her artworks in solo and group exhibitions in her homeland Cyprus and as far as in New York and London. She has been short-listed in several art contests getting international recognition early on her art career.

Medium: Mixed Media on wooden board and canvas.


Selected Permanent Collections


Thekla Papadopoulou's paintings are held in numerous international private and corporate collections in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom.

Public Collections of Municipal Art Gallery in Larnaca, Cyprus.      


Thekla Papadopoulou's work is featured in several international publications.  

A selection of them is listed here.



Academia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

BA Fine Art and Painting  2003

American Academy Larnaca

Academia di Belle Arti di Urbino




Circles Made Up of Cubes  2015

Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca          




Participated in more than twenty group exhibitions, in Greece, Italy, Brussels and Cyprus







Founded the Creative Art School,  Ispirazione

Artist's Statement

''My work is characterised by richly textured surfaces which evoke the dynamics of the unfettered motion of the sea and the brooding power and mystery of the landscape. My images are not representational but seek instead to elicit the sensations, memories and wonder associated with our experiences and encounters with raw nature. My abstract works encompass a wide range of mixed media techniques including the use of sand, vitro, acrylic and oil, varnish, collage and found materials. With great dexterity I then synthesizes these disparate elements into a refined chromatic harmony- paintings which are at once ambivalent, monumental and enigmatic.''





Apocalypse Gallery, FRAGMENTS 8th of April, 2016 Nicosia, Cyprus


Title: Fragments/Θραύσματα, (catalogue)


Employing a fresh approach to her work, Papadopoulou brings the traditional values of abstract art back to the Cypriot contemporary art scene. Non-visible reality constitutes the main feature in the making of this particular chapter in the artist's work, entitled 'Fragments'. Arranged along groups of paintings, the presentation carries on, in fact expands, her earlier exhibition. The structuring of the composition, colour and texture play a predominent role in Papadopoulou's images. Pieces of paper, threads and other trivial materials marry with vivid oil colours on the canvas or on wood in order to map the form of a completed image in a non-figurative manner. The first and foremost factor in the creation of the artworks is the structure of the composition and the formulation of elements upon the canvas. Vibrant colours in broad brushstrokes, lines drawn freely with the brush without cohesion embrace pieces of paper and together with other materials make up the whole, whilst the removal or addition of such elements is decided by the artist in the course of creation. Though unseen and very personal, this process is in a way induced by the paintings themselves as it goes on to trace the subtle, almost choreographic motion of the artist at work. Conceptually, the fragments aspire to render innermost excerpts from pronounced emotions. In a plain, straightforward manner, without complicated semantic and symbolic references, Papadopoulou composes abstract forms that seek to outgrow the frame of the painted canvas. At the same time, they yearn to become an extension of the surrounding space and deliver a personal interpretation of the composite world of human emotions. Thekla Papadopoulou feeds the canvas with her motion and energy and through the impact of her visual scripture aims at giving back to the spectator, seeking to touch their own forgotten emotional fragments.


By Art critic and curator, Margarita Kounnafi



Group Exhibitions

2019      Maison de la Grèce, Paris, France
2019      "Female pros", Municipal Arts Centre Leonidas Canellopoulos, Elefsina, Greece
2019      "Perceptions of Self(ie)", Mosesian Centre of the Arts, Boston, USA
2019      "Artifacts 2019", One Art Space Gallery, New York, USA

2018      "International Figurative Biennale", John Natsoulas Gallery, California, USA
2018       "The Sea Within", Limassol Municipal Art Centre, Limassol, Cyprus
2018       "Fine Art", Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Georgia, USA

2017       ‘Sender-Recipient’, Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus, New York, Manhattan, USA

2017       ‘Mykonos to Athens’, Skoufa Gallery, Athens, Greece

2017       ‘Colour Fields’, Skoufa Gallery Mykonos, Mykonos, Greece

2017       World Art Dubai art fair, The Art Cocoon Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2016       International Juried Competition and Exhibition-Art Takes Manhattan "Extended Consciousness",

               Exhibition at Caelum Gallery, New York, US 

               [only 20 winning artists selected worldwide]

2015       International Juried Competition and Exhibition-Donkey Art Prize 3,  

               Exhibition at Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Center, Dubai, U.A.E. (catalogue)

2014       International Juried Exhibition-Contemporary Painting,

               Exhibition at The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

2014       «20x30x50», ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia Cyprus

2013       International Juried Exhibition-Cheapart  19 Athens,

               Exhibition at CAMP,  Athens, Greece

2013       Not a single day without a line, Municipal Art Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

2012       4÷4, Peter’s Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

2012       Europe-Larnaca, Municipal Art Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus (catalogue)   

2012       'Witnesses', Kypriaki Gonia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus

2005       Mode of Expression, Iliotropio Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus (catalogue) 

2004       Equilibrio, Group Cerchio ,Atelier di Pittura, Larnaca,Cyprus

Curatorial Projects

2005       Group Exhibition-Photography-Atelier di Pittura, Larnaca, Cyprus

2004       Group “Cerchio”- Art Exhibition Equilibrio-Atelier di pittura, Larnaca, Cyprus



2019 March            Apero catalog, March issue, title “Contrast”Winner First Place Cover Artist – Thekla Papadopoulou + Curator’s review + Cash Prize

2018 December    Thekla Papadopoulou interview, Art Reveal Magazine no.44, December 2018, pages:78- 83, ISBN 9780368032226

2017 September   Painting “Fragments C’II” was included in Circle Quarterly Magazine among other 49 international artists. 

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