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KLEOPATRA MOURSELA (Greece, Athens b. 1967 / act: Athens)

Kleopatra Moursela Kleopatra Moursela was born on 22 January 1967 in Athens, Greece. She was a student of the Experimental Secondary Education School of the University of Athens (1979-1985). She studied at the Vacalo School of Art & Design, Athens (1986-1989) interior decoration and graphic arts with Yannis Adamakos, Bonatsos, Rubina Sarelakou. She furthered her studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1989-1994), painting with Panagiotis Tetsis and Rena Papaspyrou. In 1992 she received a scholarship to study at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. She took courses of printmaking in the workshop of Thanassis Exarchopoulos (1993-1994). She pursued postgraduate studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2004-2006) painting with Christakis. She had the artistic supervision of illustrations in 'Revmata' literary magazine (1992-1993). She worked as book illustrations consultant for the a number of publishing houses, including Kastaniotis, Kedros, Livanis (1990-2005). She illustrated the following books: Calendar, Livanis Editions, Athens (2004), Dyed Red Hair of Kostas Mourselas, Kedros Editions, Athens (1989), Shoe-Shiner of Agios Konstantinos of Stratis Tsirkas, Kedros Editions, Athens (1994), The Enemies of Anton Chekhov, Kedros Editions, Athens (1994), The Virgin Mary's Gardener of Thodoris Rosgovas, Kedros Editions, Athens (1995), Paty from Petroula of Maki Chita, Kastaniotis Editions, Athens (1996), The Verb Engage of Kassianis Kourti (1996), Closed Owing to Melancholy of Kostas Mourselas, Kedros Editions, Athens (1999), Desire Burn the Guts of Kostas Mourselas, Kedros Editions, Athens (2004), and Calendar, Writers Association, Athens (2008-2009).

Kleopatra Moursela presented the following personal exhibitions: Olga Georgantea Gallery , Athens (1994, 1996); T. Zervas Gallery, Patras (2001); Diana Gallery, Athens (2002). She also took part in the following group exhibitions: Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens (1992); Ianos Gallery, Thessaloniki (1994); National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens (1994); Green Galerie, New York (1995); Olga Georgantea Gallery at Art Athina, Athens (1996); Technopolis, Athens (1997); Tunisia Biennial (1997); Athens, Diana Yiulia Galerie (1998); Diana Yiulia Gallery, Athens (1999); Psychari Art Gallery, Athens (2002, 2007); Art Shop, Nafplio (2005); Diana Galerie, Athens (2006); Astrolavos Gallery, Athens (2006); Women, Psychari Art Gallery, Athens (2002, 2007); Graduate Projects of ASFA, Kessanlis Gallery, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens (2007); and Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens (2008).

Kleopatra Moursela continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2009]

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