Konstantin Kakanias

Konstantin Kakanias

b. 1961, Athens, GR

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Athens, GR

 

Education

1984     Studio Bercot, Paris

1985     Lived in Luxor, Egypt for a year where he studied ancient Egyptian art

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018    The Times, Gavlak, Los Angeles

            THAT'S MINE BITCH! DO NOT TOUCH. BACK OFF. (uptown - downtown), Rebecca Camhi Gallery and Kalfayan Galleries,

            Athens, Greece

 

2012    Tependris Rising, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece

 

2009    Daniel, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece

 

2007    Split (Higher and Higher), Kalfayan Galleries with Association of the International Thessaloniki Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

2006    Pearl’s Dreams, Light Box Gallery, Los Angeles

            Time goes by …. so slowly (after Madonna), Installation at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens with the collaboration of

            Kalfayan Galleries (Athens – Thessaloniki)

 

2004    The Ashram of Arizona, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece

            Konstantin Kakanias, Drawings, Cano estudio, Madrid, Spain

            Mrs Tependris …just before the Olympic games in Athens, Greek World Foundation, presented by the Greek Ministry of

            Culture in association with Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens

            Masterpiece, Elizabeth Roberts Gallery, Washington D.C. (Co-sponsored by the European Commission Delegation)

 

2003     Her Hollywood Years: Part II, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

 

2002      Flashbacks, Works On Paper, Inc., Los Angeles

              Paintings, Paul Kasmin, New York

 

2000      Her Hollywood Years: Part 1., Works On Paper, Inc., Los Angeles

 

1999      A collector? A doyenne? A muse? An artist? – But who is she?, Postmasters Gallery, New York

             Small Heroes, Wigmore Fine Art, London

             Opere Recenti,  Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

 

1998      Yes, Yes, Yes, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece (exhibition and performance)

 

1997      Freedom or Death, Jane Stubbs, New York (exhibition and book presentation)

              Welcome to the Marl-boro World, Galerie Art et Public, Geneva, Switzerland

 

1996      Art 27’96, Statements at Art 27’96 Basel 1996, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

              Konstantin Kakanias, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece

 

1995       No More Stains, Postmasters Gallery, New York (exhibition and performance)

 

1994        Konstantin Kakanias, Postmasters Gallery, New York

 

1993        Bastille Day, Stubbs Books & Prints, New York

 

1992        Night Paintings, Galerie Pierre Passebon, Paris, France

                Les Ruines des Plus Beaux Monuments de la Grèce, Stubbs Books & Prints, New York

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015        Gardens in Progress, Rebecca Camhi Galery, Athens, GR

 

2014        Feels Like Heaven, Somer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2012        The Newspaper Show, The Breeder gallery, Athens, Greece

 

2011        Contemporary woman in Greece, The Hub, curator: Marina Fokidis, Athens, Greece

 

2010        Consider The Oyster, James Graham and Sons Gallery, Curated by Ingrid Dinter, New York

 

2008        How To Cook A Wolf: Part One, Dinter Fine Art, New York

 

2007        Common Objects, Dinter Fine Art, New York

 

2006        Artissima, Kalfayan Galleries, Turin

                arthistory.com, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

                Anatomy of a Dream, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki

 

2005        Encounters, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

                Communicating with Humour, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki

                A Tribute to Antonis Benakis, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

                Spring show, Earl McGrath Gallery, March 31 - April 30, Los Angeles

                The Sacrifice-An Intimate, (catalogue) Museum De Beyerd, Breda, the Netherlands

                Athens (Accidental Metropolis?), Mechanisms of Change, (curated by Olinka Miliaressi – Phoka

                Bios - Cheap Art, Athens (catalogue)

                Giorgio de Chirico Art Foundation, Volos, Greece

                Screwball, Vox Populi, January 9 - February I, Philadelphia

                Light Waves, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

                Light (opt), Lightbox - Kim Light Gallery, December, Los Angeles

 

2003        Grafeio-cratia, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Athens, Greece, Works on Paper, Inc., Archimede Staffolini Gallery,

                Nicosia, Cyprus (catalogue)

 

2002        Fantasyland, D’Amelio Terras, New York

 

2001        Amused, Carrie Seacrest Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)

 

2000        Bittersweet, Gallery Art and Public, Geneva

                Pleasure Treasure: Recent Acquisitions from the Collections of Eileen and Peter Norton, Harriet and Charles Luckman

                Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles

                Benefit Exhibition, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

                Not a Theme Show, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

                H2O, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles

                No Rhyme or.., Postmasters Gallery, New York

 

1999        Welcome to the Mal-boro World, Galerie Art et Public, Geneva, Switzerland

                Asti-otites, Iki-otites, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece (catalogue)

                Flag Project, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

 

1996        Donald Baechler, Nancy Rubins and Konstantin Kakanias, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

                Walk on the Soho Side, Curated by Marc Pottier, Soho, New York (catalogue)

                Lotta, Hammer Gallery, London

                Macrinitsa ‘96,  Community of Macrinitsa, Macrinitsa, Greece

 

1995        Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York (Gramercy Hotel Art Fair)

                Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York (San Francisco Art Fair)

 

1992        Body Parts, Natalie Karg Gallery, New York

 

Selected Press

2016      “Exclusive: NARS x Konstantin Kakanias,” Harper’s Bazaar, 9 October.
            

2015       Rus, Mayer. “Blithe Spirit,” Architectual Digest, 30 April.

 

2014       Haramis, Nicholas. “An Artist’s Diary of Paris Fashion Week” T Magazine, 10 October.

 

2013      Skidmore, Maisie. “Illustration: Konstantine Kakanias captures Paris Couture with wit
              and flair,” It’s Nice That, 17 July.

 

2012      Caras, Adriana. “The illustrious Illustrations of Konstantin Kakanias, Explained,”
              Introspective Magazine, 26 September.

 

2011     “Spotlight On: Konstantin Kakanias,” Tory Daily, 2 June.

 

2008      Art Fag City, "Artists Favor Sarah Palin’s Pussy Over Bill Clinton’s Cock." Art Fag City  November 7, 2008.

 

2006      Cooper, Nathan. "Konstantin's Empire." C Magazine Apr.

                          

2004      Bagley, Christopher. "Golden  Boy."  WWD, March.

              Birbilis, Petros. "Ah Re Kakania."  Symbol  Feb. 28.

              Herrera, Carolina. "Il Genio da Carolina ." Vogue España September.

 

2003      Blain, Francoise-Aline. "Konstantin Kakanias, Immersion d’Art Vivant." Beaux Arts Magazine Mai.

              Dawson, Jessica. "Exhibit E Offers a Peek at 28 European Artists." Washington Post June 5.

              Hughes, Glyn. "Works on Paper at Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia." The Cyprus Weekly, June 6 – 12 .

 

2002      Bakounakis, Nikos.  "Les Feuilles Mortes." To Vima Sept. 15.

              Bendinger, Jessica,  "Speak Memory",  Elle Décor (American), Apr.

              Bethenod, Martin,  "Arret Sur Image",  French Vogue Oct.

              Bowles, Hamish. Introduction. Mrs. Tependris: The Contemporary Years. By Konstantin Kakanias. Rizzoli.

              Finkel, Jori. "Mrs. Tependris Makes a Splash." Art & Auction June.

              Goodman, Jonathan. "Express Yourself!" greekworks.com. August 15.         

 

2001      Gaines, Malik. "Konstantin Kakanias." Art and Text,  Feb.

 

2000      Adams,  Brooke. "Konstantin Kakanias",  Review,  Art in America, Jan.

             Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Meet the Artist’s Very Good… Er, Friend,” Los Angeles Times, 03 September.

             "The Terrible Trials of Mrs. T." artnet.com. September 7.

 

1999      Ceria, Melissa. "Portraits of a Lady."  W  Nov.

 

1996      Angelidakis Andreas, "Konstantin Kakanias, Galerie Rebecca Camhi",  Blocnotes April-May 1996.

 

1995      Denton, Monroe. "Konstantin Kakanias."  Arti Winter.

 

1989      Dorleans, Francis. "Konstantin Kakanias – a Grec Typiquement Parisien, a New York." French Vogue  Oct.

 

Awards

Second Prize, International Award for The New York Times illustration, 1996

 

Collections

Private collections in Greece, France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States

 

Publications

The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook. Laura Silverman, March 2015

Frédéric Malle: On Perfume Making. Frédéric Malle, Angelika Books, January 2012

Untitled III (Parade) limited edition. Kalfayan Galleries, 2008

Dating, Mating, and Manhandling: The Ornithological Guide to Men. Lauren Frances, Crown Archetype, August 2006

Mrs. Tependris… just before the Olympic games in Athens 2004, Gribaudo Paola, General Secretary for the Olympic Games of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens, 2004

Mrs. Tependris: the Contemporary Years. Rizzoli International, June 2002

Freedom or Death. Jane Stubbs, 1997.