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Konstantin Kakanias

b. 1961, Athens, GR

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



1984     Studio Bercot, Paris, France

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


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018    The Times, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

            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, CA

            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, CA

            Paintings, Paul Kasmin, New York, NY


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


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

            Small Heroes, Wigmore Fine Art, London, England

            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, NY (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, NY (exhibition and performance)


1994    Konstantin Kakanias, Postmasters Gallery, New York , NY


1993    Bastille Day, Stubbs Books & Prints, New York, NY


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, Greece


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, NY


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


2007     Common Objects, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY


2006    Artissima, Kalfayan Galleries, Turin

  , Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

            Anatomy of a Dream, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece


2005    Encounters, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

            Communicating with Humour, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece

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

            Spring show, Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

            Bios - Cheap Art, Athens, Greece (catalogue)

            Giorgio de Chirico Art Foundation, Volos, Greece

            Screwball, Vox  Populi, Philadelphia, PA

            Light Waves, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

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


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, NY


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


2000    Bittersweet, Gallery Art and Public, Geneva, Switzerland

            Pleasure Treasure: Recent Acquisitions from the Collections of Eileen and Peter Norton, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

            H2O, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

            No Rhyme or.., Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY


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, NY

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

            Lotta, Hammer Gallery, London, England

            Macrinitsa ‘96,  Community of Macrinitsa, Macrinitsa, Greece


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

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


1992    Body Parts, Natalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Press


2018    Newell-Hanson, Alice. “Rainbow Furniture, Nighties and More Things T Editors Like Right Now,” T Magazine, 13 July.

            Netta, David. “Konstantin Kakanias’s Drawings Are a Window Into the World of Style,” Town & Country, August 15.


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  7 November.


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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

            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!", 15 August.         


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


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

            Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Meet the Artist’s Very Good… Er, Friend,” Los Angeles Times, 3 September.

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


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


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


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


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



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



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



The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook. Laura Silverman, March 2015

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

Be The Wonder Woman You can Be: The Adventures of Diva, Viva, and Fifa. Diane Von Furstenburg, DC Comics, 2009.

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.

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