Athanasia is an interdisciplinary artist from Limassol, Cyprus. The island’s politically charged history had an impact on everyone growing up there. Athanasia’s response was to develop an awareness and appreciation for family, history and nature.
Having art classes and creative studies all throughout her secondary school, art became a way of expressing herself. Moving to Canada and enrolling at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Athanasia discovered her love of Art, History and a passion for Metalsmithing.
She graduated from NSCAD University in 2017 with a BFA majoring in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing and also pursued a preliminary Gemmology certificate from the Canadian Gemmological Association.
Athanasia explores her interest of technology, outer space, fantasy and metalsmithing through the exploration of various materials and techniques. Athanasia was an airCRAFT resident at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia in 2018-2019.
Athanasia currently volunteers on the board of directors on Co-Adorn as secretary, promoting Canadian Art Jewellery while also pursuing self-employment as an independent artist.
"I have always had an interest in space and fantasy. I spent much of my childhood star-gazing while listening to bedtime stories of space explorers, foreign planets and an age of discovery in the stars. I create work echoing these childhood roots and memories along with influences from Hubble telescope’s images from the far reaches of our universe. I incorporate technology, metalsmithing and jewellery techniques, as well as small surprises in my pieces which engage the viewer into looking closer, stimulating a sense of discovery within the piece itself."