Katerina Athanasiou was born on 23 August 1963 in Athens, Greece. She pursued the following studies: photography, script, direction at Stavrakos Hellenic Cinema and Television School, Athens (1981-1984); design clothing at Veloudaki School, Athens (1986-1988); modern dance and pantomime (1980-1994), sculpture at Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA, Athens (1991-1996); digital 3-D design, photo processing, video editing at a private institution (1996-1998); and masters degree in digital arts, ASFA, Athens (1998-2001). Katerina Athanasiou has taught as follows: qualified scientist, ASFA, Athens (1999-2003); laboratory assistant of George Houliaras, Meeting of Students in Sculpture ASFA & Architecture NTUA, Delphi (2004); laboratory assistant of George Houliaras, Study of the Human Body, 3rd Sculpture Laboratory, ASFA, Hydra Island (2004, 2005); laboratory assistant of George Houliaras, Sculpture in Stone, 3rd Sculpture Laboratory, ASFA, Rethymnon, Crete (2005, 2007); laboratory assistant of Pierre Dessaer from Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts - ARBA of Brussels, 3rd Sculpture Laboratory, ASFA, Rethymnon, Crete (2008); laboratory organiser, Design of an Excursion, 3rd Sculpture Laboratory, ASFA, Mykonos Island (2008); and Lecturer, 3rd Sculpture Laboratory, ASFA, Athens (2008).
Katerina Athanasiou presented the following personal exhibitions: Thesis, Interdepartmental Graduate Program Digital Forms of Art, ASFA Athens (2001), and Agathi Gallery, Athens (2006). She also took part at the following group exhibitions: Spring Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, House of Cyprus, Athens (1996); Heineken Art: Visual Arts and Cinema, Melina Mercouri Cultural Centre, Athens (1996, 1997); Report Alumni ASFA, National Gallery, Athens (1997); 1st Hellenic Festival of Arts and Technology, Center for Digital Oven Culture, Athens (1998); International Multimedia Festival: Arte Multi Visione, Rieti, Italy (1998); Visual Action, Multispace 8 West, Athens (2001); Homeria: Exhibition of the Sculptors Association of Greece, Iites Townhall, Hora, Ios, Cyclades Prefecture (2003); Olympic Sculpture Trilogia: Exhibition of the Sculptors Association of Greece, Old Factory, Municipality of Lavrion (2004); Exhibition for the Candidacy of Lecturer in Sculpture, ASFA Athens (2005); Sculpture Sculpture, Sarantopoulos Mills, Piraeus (2006); Exhibition of the Sculptors Association of Greece, Multi Apollo Piraeus (2006); Municipal Market Kypselis Athens (2007); Le Soudage: To Create the Whole... Against Fundamentalism, Booze Cooperativa, Athens (2007); Where Is The Art? Alternative Exhibition for the 1st Athens Biennial, Athens (2007); A4 Project, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki (2008); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008). She also presented her projects in the following events: Disappearance, video projection in the Age of Image by Katerina Zacharopoulou, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation Television - ET1 Athens (2000), and video projections on Library Inauguration: Days of Research and Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens (2000).
Currently Katerina Athanasiou is lecturer at ASFA, Athens. She continues to live and work as sculptress in Athens.