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 and the Macedonian Museum of Art. In 2019 she won the Indonesian Scholarship Darmasiswa and completed her studies in ISI Yogyakarta, majored in traditional puppet making, followed by a residency program in Paper moon Puppet theatre in Kasongan and a project presentation in Krack printmaking Studio in Yogyakarta, in 2021.
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.