Marina Emphietzi

Marina Emphietzi

Location: Cyprus

An accomplished Greek Cypriot artist residing between London and Cyprus, Marina was born in
Famagusta, Cyprus. A popular international contemporary artist, her passion for art started early.
She trained at the Dubai International Arts Centre under Artist Master Shakeel and continued her
education at Central ST. Martin’s college of Art in London. She taught Art and served as an Arts
Advisory Committee member at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre. Marina is a
professionally accredited strategic planning Consultant in Arts Management-UMASS.
Member of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, her work and inspirations can be viewed online
Style and inspiration:
Marina’s work explores issues of time, life and memory and has been described as ‘a reflection and
celebration of life and the human spirit’. With influences as diverse as Greek mythology and J. M. W.
Turner, she creates paintings with a vivid colour palette, many textures, robust energy and a playful
style mostly inspired by the sea. Her work is characterized by strong tonal variations and constantly
challenges her own talent by trying to experiment with subject matters and techniques for new
creative effects.
Marina’s compositions show the natural forms of a real world in a semi abstract way.
Other activities/ involvements:
• Founding Arts Advisory member of the Dubai Theatre and Arts centre (DUCTAC)
• Strategic planning Consultant for the Dubai International Arts centre- 2011
• Curator of the Arts’ Festival of Addis Ababa-Ethiopia 2010 -date
• Co-founder of the ‘Cyprus Open Studios’
• Gallery consultant at ‘the Cynthia Corbett Gallery’, London, UK
Marina’s artworks can be found in many private residences and in several public collections
including the Nicosia Municipal Gallery. She is currently a member of the Cyprus Chamber of Cypriot
Selected Exhibitions
Solo exhibitions
• 2020 Opus39, Nicosia, Cyprus
• 2017 Hellenic Centre London Uk
• 2013 Thisseas Gallery-Limassol-Cyprus
• 2011 Gallery Opus 39 Nicosia Cyprus
• 2010 Gallery Leila –Addis Ababa Ethiopia
• 2009 Gallery Mondo Arte-Dubai-UAE (represented as the no 1 selling artist of the Gallery)
• 2008 Gallery Mondo Arte-Dubai -UAE
• 2007 OPUS 39 Gallery Nicosia –Cyprus
• 2007 Gallery Mondo Arte-Dubai-UAE
• 2006 Gallery Mondo Arte Dubai-UAE
• 2005 Hunar Gallery-Dubai UAE
Group and International Exhibitions
• 2020-Three Angels-Larnaca-Cyprus
• 2020-Artnumber23-Athens, Greece,
• 2020 Cylinder Gallery, London, UK (Virtual Exhibition)
• 2019 Artbox. Project, Art Miami, USA*
• 2019 Light, Space & Time Gallery, UK**
• 2019 Opus39, Nicosia, Cyprus
• 2019 Camden Image Gallery, London, Uk
• 2019 Flux Exhibition, London, UK
• 2018 Parallax exhibition, London, Uk
• 2018 Hellenic Centre, London, Uk
• 2018 Salon des Refuses, London, Uk
• 2017-Opus 39 Nicosia, Cyprus
• 2016 Opus 39 Nicosia Cyprus
• 2016 Technopolis Paphos Cyprus
• 2015-Salon des refuses-London.Uk
• 2014- ‘The Gallery’ United society of Artists – London, UK
• 2014- Kyklos Gallery –Paphos, Cyprus
• 2012- Anti-Dora Pegasus Arts Foundation-Limassol Cyprus
• 2012 Window-Art-Paphos-Cyprus
• 2011 Art Festival Addis Ababa-Ethiopia
• 2011 Modern Contemporary juried Art contest-New York
• 2010 Erotic Art Exhibition-Nicosia-Cyprus
• 2010 Art festival Addis Ababa-Ethiopia
• 2010-E.K.A.T.E. 50 years Anniversary of the Cyprus

Honours and awards
• 2019 Semi-finalist Artbox.Project, Art Miami, USA
• 2019 Special Recognition at ‘Seascape exhibition’ by the jury of Light, Space & Time Gallery
• 2015/2018 Voted #3 in 2015 and #8 in 2018 at the Salon des Refuses exhibition in London
• 2003 Won the merit award at the DIAC annual exhibition 2003

Public collections
Nicosia National Gallery

• E.KA.TE. - Chamber of Cyprus Artists’ Association
• UAL Alumna
• M.I.T Amherst Alumna


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