Manolis Charos was born on 14 January 1960 at Kythera Island, Greece. He studied at the École Supérieure Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and graduated with a first grade in Engraving and Painting. In 1982 he received a post-graduate degree in Visual Communication at the École Supérieure Nationale des Beaux-Arts des Arts Decoratifs.
In 1984 Charos was honoured with the French National Prize (Prix des Fondations) for Lithography. His objects and designs have been shown in special exhibitions in Milan, Paris , and Frankfurt. He has illustrated seven books (Greek and French publications) with etchings and lithographs.
Manolis Charos to date has had twenty-three personal exhibitions in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Paris, and London. He has also taken part in many group exhibitions; such as The Absolut Collection at Paris, London, and Prague from 1995 to 1998; The 42nd Salon de Montrouge at Paris in 1997; Piraeus Street: Transformations of an Industrial Landscape at V.I.S. Factory of Athens in 1997, Reference to Perikles Pantazis at Evangelos Averof Gallery, Metsovo in 1995; Ichthys at The D. Pieridis Foundation, Glyfada / Evangelos Averof Gallery, Metsovo / Museum of Modern Art, Nicosia, Cyprus in 1995; Spiral I: Twelve Greek Creators at Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 1992; Metehmio at the Municipal Gallery of Athens in 1990; Five Greek Artists at Strasbourg in 1989; Five Greek Artists at the European Community at Brussels in 1988; Encounters-Pinpoints-Juxtapositions at the Municipal Gallery of Athens in 1988; Reference to Beatrice Spiliades at The Dimitris Pieridis Foundation, Glyfada in 1987; the 3rd Biennale of Young Artists of the European Mediterranean at Barcelona, Spain in 1987.
Manolis Charos currently lives and works in Athens.