BIOGRAPHY

STAVROS KOTSIREAS

Stavros Kotsiréas was born in Athens in 1960. His family emigrated to Brisbane Australia in 1963 where he spent his early childhood; returning to Greece in 1968. Age thirteen Kotsiréas began his involvement in athletics (track & field 400 & 800m events), competing in championship level for sixteen years 1973-1989. Kotsiréas was selected in 1980 to be part of the 'Olympic flame' team as a torch bearer for the Moscow Olympics.

In 1980 Kotsiréas started a two-year apprenticeship with Vasilis Fotopoulos (stage and costume designer, painter and Oscar prize winner for the set and costume design for the film ‘‘Zorba the Greek,’’) who also became his mentor. Kotsiréas first stage design experience with Fotopoulos was in 1980 when he assisted him in the set design for the theatrical plays “The White Wedding” and “Emigrates” at the Art Theater of Karolos Koun, both plays directed by Giorgos Lazanis.

In 1984 Kotsiréas began six years of study (1984-1990) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. There the artist specialised in Painting, Drawing and Graphic Art and went on to complete a Masters degree in Set and Costume Design. Stavros Kotsiréas has presented his work in 35 solo and 72 group exhibitions and his work can be found in many private, public and corporate collections. Since 1993 the artist lives and works in the United Kingdom.

Recently Kotsiréas has collaborated with the Greek based art foundry, V&P. Tassis, to cast and produce his sculptural work in bronze. He has also become the artistic director of the art foundry.


Solo Exhibitions

2017 - "Juxtapositions", Copeland Park-Copeland Gallery, London, UK
2016 - Surrey Sculpture Society, Beaulieu, New Forest, UK
2016 - ART THESSALONIKI Art Fair, Chili art gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2013 - The Other Art Fair, Ambika P3, Londons Leading Artist Fair, UK
2012 - Hellenic Foundation of Culture Berlin, 'Silent Nature', Berlin, Germany.
2012 - Gallery Rehorst, The Hague, The Netherlands.
2010 -Great Hall, ‘Melina’ Municipality of Athens, ‘Silent Nature,’ Hellas.
2010 - Chili art gallery, ‘Silent Nature,’ Athens, Hellas.
2009 - Gallery MONASTERY of KAROLOS, ‘Dialogues II,’ Chania, Hellas.
2008 - ADAM Gallery, ‘Dialogues,’Athens, Greece.
2006 - Gallery P37 ‘Desirable Journey,’ Athens Hellas.
2005 - Gallery 91, The Hague, the Netherlands.
2004 - ON THE WALL, Contemporary Art Fair, Olympia London, UK.
2004 - ADAM Gallery, ‘Secrets of Silence,’ Athens, Hellas.
2003 - CCA Galleries, ‘Journeys and Encounters,’ Farnham, UK.
2003 - ERMOUPOLIA 2003, Museum Syros, Cyclades, Hellas.
2002 - Gallery ONE, ‘Internal Landscapes,’ London, UK.
2002 - AMYMONE Gallery, Ioannina, Hellas.
2001 - CCA Galleries, London, UK.
2001 - CCA Galleries, Ceramics, Farnham, UK.
2001 - RIVERHOUSE Gallery, ‘Colour Vibrations,’ Walton on Thames, UK.
2000 - Art Athina 8, Contemporary Art Fair, Athens, Hellas.
1999 - Gallery TITANIUM, ‘Dialogue with Nature’, Athens, Hellas.
1998 - Gallery ILIOTROPIO, Larnaka, Cyprus.
1997 - Art Halls ‘Odysseus Elytis,’ Municipality of Athens, Hellas.
1996 - Gallery TITANIUM, Athens, Hellas.
1995 - Gallery GLORIA, Nicosia, Cyprus.
1994 - The BARN GALLERY, Woodbridge, UK.
1993 - Gallery ARTOTEEK, Heerhugowaart, The Netherlands.
1992 - COCON ECN, Petten, The Netherlands.
1991 - Gallery WIMMENUM, Egmond a/d Hoef, The Netherlands.
1991 - AEGON ‘Homage to Klaas Schippers,’ The Hague, The Netherlands.
1990 - Gallery DIJK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1990 - Gallery d’ EGLANTIER, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1989 - COCON ECN, Petten, The Netherlands.
1988 - Gallery WIMMENUM, Egmond a/d Hoef, The Netherlands.
1988 - Gallery PLAKA, Deventer, The Netherlands.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 - Art ATHINA Art Fair, Artforum Gallery, Athens, Greece
2013 - Watermans Art Centre, 'SHAPE THE FUTURE', London, UK
2013 - Kirjasto Gallery, 'NAT GEO', Hameelinna, Finland
2011 - Chili art gallery, Myths..Mythoi..pEramythoi, Athens Hellas
2011 - Chili art gallery, 'Summer Creative' Athens Hellas.
2011 - Chili art gallery, 'INTRO' Athens Hellas.
2010 - I.E.C, ‘The Ancient Olive Grove of Greta, through the ages,’ Hellas.
2009 - Open Space Presentation, ‘Liquid Blue,’ Thestion, Hellas.
2007 - Oblique Travelers, Pier I Pireus Port, J. Tsoumpri productions
2005 - Gallery ADAM, ‘Sea Works,’ Athens Hellas.
2002 - Dubai Index, CCA Galleries, Dubai, U.A.E.
2002/2001/2000 - New York Expo, CCA Galleries, New York, USA.
2000 - San Francisco Art Expo, CCA Galleries, California, USA.
1997- ALEXANDRIA 97, Cultural Capital of EUROPE, Thessalonica, Hellas.
1996 - Royal Academy, ‘Summer Exhibition,’ London, United Kingdom.
1994 - Gallery AGORA, ‘Metamorphosis,’ New York, USA.
1993 - County Building,‘Artists for Amnesty International,’The Hague, The Netherlands.
1992 - Gallery 1740, Hagen I Berchum, Germany.
1992 - Gallery ARCHENOA, Warsaw, Poland.
1990 - POULCRI STUDIO ‘New Salon,’ The Hague, The Netherlands.


International Representations of Hellas

2005 - Florence Biennale, ‘International Contemporary Art’, Florence, Italy.
1994 - XYLON Museum, Contemporary Greek Graphics, Schwetzigen, Germany.
1990 - Gallery INKT 2, ‘Graphic Biennale Intermezzo’, The Hague, The Netherlands.
1989 - Allard Pierson Museum ‘Hellas in Holland’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



Collaborations and productions
* 'UNION CORPORATION 2013 CALENDAR', published by STUDIO OZ for Union Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, 2012.
* PROSKINIO THEATRE, "Extremities" set design, season 2102-2013, Athens, Greece.
* William Penn Leisure Centre, Housing 28 Art Works for the whole of the Olympic year, 2012, London,UK.
* IOLI, HEINEKEN GREECE, ‘Collector’s Mineral Water Bottles,’ spring 2008. Creation of three art works for collectors bottles IOLI. 2008.
* WIND HELLAS Giclee, Limited Edition 50 copies ‘Noon at the Olive Grove,’ produced as a special corporate gift, Athens Greece, 2007-2008.
* ‘Collector’s Edition Stavros Kotsireas’ 12 Giclees Limited Edition 350, published by PAPERTOUCH celebrating 15 years of the artist Stavros Kotsiréas creativity, Athens, 2008.
* ‘Collector’s Calendar Stavros Kotsiréas 2008,’ presented at Eleutheroudakis Central and Kifisia Bookstore Athens, Greece, 2007.
* Art Poster on Canvas ‘Melody of a Landscape,’ published by The Art Group, London, 2005, UK.
* Olympic medal 2004, medal casted in bronze, 150 pieces for Alpha Satellite Television for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Greece, 2003.
* Giclees, Limited Edition 195 ‘Melody of a Landscape,’ published by CCA Galleries, London, 2004,UK.
* Giclees, Limited Edition 195 4 small paintings 30X30 cm, published by CCA Galleries, London, 2003, UK.
* Art Poster, ‘Enchanted Light IV’ & ‘Olive Grove II,’ published by The Art Group, London, 2002, UK.
* Art Poster, ‘Freshness of Colours,’ published by The Art Group for IKEA worldwide, London, 2002, UK.
* 110 ceramics designed for Mrs S. Staikou, 2002.
* Silk-screens, Limited Edition 195 ‘Olive Grove I’ & ‘Summer Love’, published by CCA Galleries, London, 2001.
* ‘Hand made book CAP 12’, 12 artists contributed in the creation of a hand made book, Guildford, United Kingdom.
* Book cover ‘AGAPI & MARTIRIA: pursuit of Speech and Morals in the Work of Ilias Boulgarakis published by Akritas, Greece, 2001.
* 50 Ceramics creared for Alpha Satellite Television, as a PR gift, 2001.
* CD Cover ‘Schumann symphonies 2&3’ Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Gramophone, Germany, 2000.
* Silk-screens, Limited Edition 195 ‘Kingdom of Spring’ & ‘Seashore with Poppy Field,’ published by CCA Galleries, London, 2000.
* Silk-screens, Limited Edition 195 ‘Flamed Earth’ & ‘Window to Summer’, published by CCA Galleries, London, 1999.
* ‘Millennium Diary 2000’ illustrated with 104 images, published by Alpha Satellite Television, Greece, 1999.
* Offset print, ‘Passionate Landscape,’ published by Spiros Ginnis, Athens, 1999.
* Book cover ‘ELLADA AND CIVILIZATION Art of Speech,’ published by the Holy Monastery Koutloumousiou, Greece, 1996.