Dr. Marina Kassianidou

Dr. Marina Kassianidou is Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. She is a visual artist whose work focuses on relationships between mark and surface. Her practice combines painting, drawing, collage, installation, site-specific work, and art writing. Her theoretical interests include poststructuralist philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist theory. She completed a Ph.D. in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK. She also holds an M.A. in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK, and a BA in Studio Art from Stanford University, USA. She has exhibited her work in the UK, USA, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, and Belgium. Selected awards include a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center, and Ragdale Foundation. Her writings have appeared in the journals RevistArquis, The International Journal of the Image, and Journal of Contemporary Painting, among others. She has published the books How to Know: A Space (Nicosia: Thkio Ppalies, 2016), Μπαίνοντας στην εικόνα οι λέξεις (Nicosia: EI.KA, 2017), and Exercise Book (Nicosia: P. S. Artist Led Projects, 2018).

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