Theano Giannezi is a visual artist, born in 1991 in Thessaloniki Greece. After completing her studies at the AUTH University of Fine Arts, in the department of Visual and Applied Arts in 2016, she exhibited her first professional pieces at the Gallery Zina Athanassiadou, the Macedonian Museum of Art and the Art Institute Glo’Art in Belgium . In 2019 she won the Indonesian Scholarship Darmasiswa and completed her studies in ISI Yogyakarta, majored in Wayang Kulit shadow play theater. During her stay in Indonesia she exhibited her art projects at the National Gallery in Jakarta and the Taman Budaya Cultural Center, followed by a residency program in Paper moon Puppet theatre in Kasongan and a solo project in Krack printmaking Studio in Yogyakarta, in 2021. Upon her return to Greece, she received the 3rd award at the Art Thessaloniki international Art Fair as part of MATAROA 2022 where she reintroduced her work to the artistic audience of Greece. From 2023 she is in charge of the creative space “Toss Gallery” in the center of Thessaloniki
Her art practice focuses on exploring and incorporating various elements of nature, the human psychology, and fictional storytelling. These elements helped her observe the close relationship of culture with fine art and the transmitted human mindset, by creating artworks consisted of naturally occurring repetitive forms and conceptual figures. Another great influence is the pursuit of the meaning of human existence, with the intention to idealise and connect its natural environment with the urban and social lifestyle.
Initially, she was drawn to working with mixed media and collage techniques on canvas, however, she found inspiration mostly when experimenting with surrealistic composition using pencil and charcoal - nowadays, this is her primary medium.
Through the years her artworks have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural institutes in Europe and Asia and she has participated in art seminars and residency programs as well.