zoe keramea

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lives and works in Athens and New York.

Zoe Keramea is an artist who explores enfolded surfaces using sculpture, printmaking, drawing and ceramics. She was born in Athens, Greece in 1955 and graduated from the Universität der Künste in Berlin with a Meisterschülerin Degree in 1981. In 1989 she was awarded a Fulbright Grant for independent research in printmaking to work on her new intaglio printing technique, “zoetype”, in New York. She has shown her work in numerous individual and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, taught workshops in universities and museums and published numerous artist’s books.The digital version of her Mandala Memory game, including 54 paper cut-out images, presented by The Dukode Studio NY, is available as an App at the iTunes App Store. It was awarded a 3rd place prize in Best App Ever Awards 2010.

Her artworks, restless, nervous and a combination of bold, intense surfaces, often create a three-dimensional illusion out of the two-dimensional space of the paper.  Then again, two dimensional stripes of paper are folded into multiple-surfaced structures sewn together to create intricate sculptures. Their completion, which in the beginning seems impossible, is carried out with intense effort and a lot of patient work.

For extensive information on the artist and her oeuvre, please consult the artist’s website at www.zoekeramea.com

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