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
arthistory.com, 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
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!" greekworks.com, 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." artnet.com. 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.