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Konstantinia Martzeli

Konstantinia Martzeli: A Journey Through Byzantine Art and Iconography

Konstantinia Martzeli, a renowned iconographer and art conservator, was born in Athens, Greece. Her artistic journey began at a young age, and she pursued her passion by studying decoration at the Doxiadis School and later Byzantine iconography and art conservation at the Petra School.

Since 1989, Konstantinia has been professionally dedicated to Byzantine iconography. Her creations adorn ancient wooden panels, painted with natural earthy colors, radiant gold leaf, and semi-precious stones. Her works are a testament to the Byzantine tradition and her commitment to preserving this art form.

From 2000 to 2006, she shared her knowledge by teaching Byzantine iconography and portable icon conservation at the Public Cultural IEK of Thessaloniki. She also completed a training program for educators at the Balkan Institute of Public Administration in Florence.

During 2000-2002, she served as the curator of the Sani Art Gallery at the Sani Resort in Chalkidiki. From 2003 to 2008, she worked as a conservator of portable icons at the 10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in Chalkidiki and Mount Athos under the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Her artwork can be found in churches, public buildings, and private collections in Greece, the USA, Russia, Italy, and several other countries. Her contributions to the art world have earned her numerous awards and distinctions in both solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including the USA, Italy, Austria, Istanbul, Hungary, and France.

Konstantinia Martzeli is a proud member of the Panhellenic Society of Literature and Arts (PELT) and the Club for UNESCO Art-Literature of Greece.

In recent years, Konstantinia has called Thessaloniki her home, where she continues to create magnificent Byzantine icons that pay homage to this ancient and sacred art form.

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