xristastavrou | Digital and Design Artist
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xristastavrou

Who am I?

Personal Details

Artist Statement

My art is a form of expression and an extension of my personality. My creative mind never stops, and everything around me is an inspiration to my work, even the most minor and insignificant things in life. For me, art is becoming a source for searching, processing, and ultimately making peace with varied experiences. I am an incredibly visceral person, and in many ways, I put myself wholeheartedly into each artwork. I never focus on specific art styles and themes as I do not want to frame myself within a particular kind of technique and be more loyal to my feelings and imagination. I sometimes find the beauty in ugly things and transfer them into powerful and unique artwork. For the past 20 years, my work has almost always stayed rooted in a personal mash-up of feelings, moments, and things I pump from life. Although there may not always be theme similarities, they connect by the richness of imagination and perfectionistic details, and my philosophy is consistent. Each work consists of a range of different meanings, and ‘Communication’ with my audience is what I have in mind when I design. I never have hidden messages, and I love it when viewers express different emotional reactions and perceptions for each artwork of mine. It's a blessing to be able to design and be creative. It gives a sense of accomplishment, harmony, and relaxation.

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ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

2012 April

Volunteer Experience

Logo Design
Graphic Design

Cyprus Association for children with cancer and related diseases "One Dream One Wish"

As a member of the organization «One Dream, One Wish,» she voluntarily offers her help in every possible way by designing with great love and success the new logo in both languages and all its by-products, including all the complete Stationary elements (pens, cups, shirts, diary, stickers, posters, etc.).

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2012 July

Cooperation

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Silk Screen Printing

Etherial Glamour Skull T-Shirt Collection

Product Manager
She had a fantastic proposal by the Etherial Brand owner, .etherial.eu, to be the Etherial new product collection designer. Rock and Roll Skull T-Shirts for men and women. You may find below a video from the presentation of the launching of Collection 2012.

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2013 February

Volunteer Experience

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Silk Screen Printing

T-Shirt "Be a Hero" Collection Designed for The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF)

Xrista and Etherial Brand collaborate to support the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) with their T-shirt collection "Be a Hero" by driving the association to another level. Xrista had pushed the T-shirt into a new realm of desirability. Her skull silkscreen printed designs had a quirky mix of colors and fabrics, leading to tremendous success.

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2013 September

Competition

Graphic Design
Create a Visual Symbol

CWOF Cyprus Walk of Fame LTD (Cyprus), CBSW and Sons LTD

Xrista participated in the design contest for the «Visual symbol of the Cyprus Walk of Fame,» and she has received the first prize as the first out of 150 participants worldwide.

A Brief Description of her design

The golden textured star!
"I choose the color gold, which is the color of success, achievement, and triumph. It is associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance. Gold is generous and giving, compassionate and loving, is the color of the winner. Confident, passionate, and eye-catching, gold always draws attention to itself. The design will help to stand out easily out on the street. Gold is a warm color that can be shiny, glistening, and happy. Granite that never stains or etches like marble gives the feeling of an old rock piece that reminds our country's history and richness. Regarding the star of a private person and a sponsor, my idea was to create a different symbol/ icon with the same theme, including the star on the whole design concept, simply because the award for those categories has a unique and different meaning. The crown is, among other things, a mark of honor—an honor to those who offered."

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2013 October

Fashion Show/ Volunteer Experience

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Product Manager

Etherial Collection S/S 2014 - Elite Fashion Shows in Cyprus

Xrista has successfully designed her new Etherial Collection Men/Woman S/S14. She was selected to participate at the Elite Fashion Show at Famagusta Gate in Nicosia, where she presented her whole Collection supporting the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF).

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2014 June

Fashion Show/ Volunteer Experience

T-Shirt Digital Arts
Product Manager

Etherial T-Shirt Collection SS 2015

Xrista has successfully designed and presented her new Etherial Men/ Women S/S15 Collection and has been selected to participate, as one of the most talented Designers on the island, at the biggest Fashion Show in Nicosia, at the Presidential House.

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2015 April

Group Exhibition

EKATE

The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (E.KA.T.E.)

Xrista as a member of E.KA.TE. , has participated at an Honorary Event By House of Representatives for E.KA.TE. Members/Honorary, with her painting ‘Little Lady’.

2015 May

Day of the Dead 2016

Amber Lotus Publishing

Day of the Dead 2016 - Sugar Skulls Calendar

Published: July 22, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-63136-009-1

Xrista's Skull Art Queen was selected by Amber Lotus Publishing Ltd. to be featured on the amazing Day of the Dead Calendar 2016, http://www.amazon.com/Day-Dead-2016-Wall-Calendar/ among the top accomplished artists such as Brandon Maldonado, Jennifer Kuhns, The Little Friends of Printmaking, and Craig Watkins.

Calendar Description: Day of the Dead sugar skulls appear on everything from apparel to jewelry and tattoos. The Day of the Dead: Sugar Skulls wall calendar features fantastic Día de los Muertos pop culture icons in stunning paintings, vector art, and screen-printed posters. This is a vibrant tribute to life and a living Mexican folk tradition. The Calendar will be available in July 2015.

2015 December

Aygo Wrap & Drive

Toyota Cyprus

Aygo Contest Wrap & Drive

She participated in the Design contest for Toyota Cyprus, the "Aygo Contest Wrap & Drive," and received the first prize as the first out of all participants.
Facebook Reference: https://www.facebook.com/toyotacyprus/

Participants had the opportunity to design and decorate the exterior of the new Aygo car!

2016 May

Skull Sourcebook 2016

Race Point Publishing

Skull Sourcebook - Over 500 Skulls in Art & Culture

Published: May 10, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-63106-158-5

Xrista's Skull Art Queen was selected by Race Point Publishing, New York, to be featured on the amazing Skull Sourcebook 2016, among the top accomplished artists such as Damien Hirst and George Ioannou.

Book Description: Delve deep into the ancient secrets of the skull and how the lasting icon affects the world today. You see them in your dreams, representing death, mortality, or consciousness, Capuchin monks decorated with thousands, Shakespeare's Hamlet held one, and Alexander McQueen made it a fashion statement. Skulls are one of the oldest symbols of our world, rich with cultural resonance and significance. From the origins of Aztec skull art and the Jolly Roger that was hoisted on pirate flags to the sugar skull for Mexico's Day of the Dead, crowns have a wealth of source history and, of course, a long line of artistic tradition. Skull Sourcebook features hundreds of different skull images and artworks through history, and author Adele Nozedar deeply explores their iconic significance. Discover meanings, stories, and lore behind the skull and ponder dozens of artistic examples of skulls in art, tattoos, music, literature, fashion, and more. Accompanied by famous artists like Damien Hirst and George Ioannou, the Skull Sourcebook is a varied and eclectic collection of one of the world's most recognized symbols.

2016 Dec

Book Illustration

Elias Epiphaniou Publications

Christmas Book Illustration "Ο ΣΚΟΥΦΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΗ ΒΑΣΙΛΗ"

Published: December 2016
ISBN: 978-9963-271-21-4

Xrista has successfully illustrated a children’s book.

Book Description: Total color pages with digital illustrations. A lovely Christmas story for children ages 4-7. The story is about Booby, the teddy bear, and his very special Christmas. A letter to Santa Claus, a puzzle and a lot of gifts and surprises!.

Available to buy online at: https://sites.google.com/site/eliasepiphanioupublications/.

2017 May

Day of the Dead 2018

Amber Lotus Publishing

Sugar Skulls 2018: Day of the Dead Calendar – Mini Calendar, Wall Calendar

Published: May, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63136-251-4

Xrista's Skull Art Queen with Butterflies was selected by Amber Lotus Publishing Ltd. to be featured on the amazing Day of the Dead Calendar 2018 among the top accomplished artists in the world.
Skull Art Queen was part of Xrista's Etherial Collection 2016-2017.

Calendar Description: Day of the Dead sugar skulls appear on everything from apparel to jewelry and tattoos. The Day of the Dead: Sugar Skulls wall calendar features fantastic Día de los Muertos pop culture icons in stunning paintings, vector art, and screen-printed posters. This is a vibrant tribute to life and a living Mexican folk tradition.

2018 Jan

ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

THE ARTBOX.GALLERY Switzerland

ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

The Jury accepted Xrista for the ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0 with her ARTS "Grandma" and "Colors" were exhibited at the ARMORY ARTWEEKS NEW YORK, 5th-16th of March.

Certifications received: "GRANDMA" and "COLORS".

2018 Sep

Art Recognition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
USA

Art Competition “Open Art Exhibition 2018”

Xrista received an Award Certificate from John R. Math from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for her outstanding Painting “Grandma”. The Art was selected among 702 entries worldwide.
The Art is available to view online at Saatchi Art.

2018 Oct

Art Recognition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
USA

Art Competition “Patterns Art Exhibition 2018”

Xrista received a Special Recognition Award from John R. Math from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for her outstanding Pattern “Preplexity”.
The Art is available to view online at Saatchi Art.

2019 Oct

Art Recognition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
USA

Art Competition “Patterns Art Exhibition 2019”

Xrista received a Special Mertin Award from John R. Math from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for her outstanding Pattern “Preplexity”.
The Art is available to view online at Saatchi Art.

2019 Oct

ARTBOX.PROJECT MIAMI 2.0

THE ARTBOX.GALLERY Switzerland

ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0

Xrista was accepted by the Jury for the ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0 with her ART "Perplexity V2". The art was exhibited at the Miami Art Weeks, 02. - 08. December 2019.
Certification received: "Perplexity V2".

2020 March

ARTBOX.PROJECT BARCELONA 1.0

THE ARTBOX.GALLERY Switzerland

ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0

The Jury accepted Xrista for the ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0 with her ART "Dreaming". The Art was exchibited at the VALID WORLD HALL, Carrer de Buenaventura Muñoz, 6, 08018 Barcelona, Spain, 18 - 22 March 2020.
Certification received: "Dreaming".

2020 April

Art Award

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
USA

10th Annual “Figurative” 2020 Art Exhibition

Xrista received an Award Certificate from John R. Math, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for her outstanding Painting “Grandma”. The Art was selected among 623 entries from 27 different countries worldwide.
The painting is available to view online at Artmajeur Artists’ Page
She also received an Award Certificate for her 7th Place in Paint & Other Media category for the same painting.

2020 April

Art Award

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
USA

10th Annual “Figurative” 2020 Art Exhibition

Xrista received a Special Recognition Award from John R. Math, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for her outstanding Digital Art “Dreaming”.
The Art is available to view online at Artmajeur Artists’ Page.

2021 January

Art Award

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
USA

10th Annual 'All Women' Online Art Exhibition

Xrista received a Special Recognition Award from John R. Math, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for her outstanding Digital Art “Silence”.
The Art is available to view online at Artmajeur Artists’ Page.

My Education

Education & Awards

1994 September - 1997 June

University of the Arts
London

Computer Design

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design

She studied at the University of the Arts London, in the area «Graphic and Media Design».
London, UK

1992 September - 1994 June

Frederick University

Graphic Arts

H.N.D in Graphic Art and Advertising Design.

She studied at the University of Frederick, in the area «Graphic and Adverdising Design».
Nicosia, CY

1989 September - 1994 June

HONORS & AWARDS

Arts

My early Recognition

1994 - Frederick University
She received a Commendation Certificate for the highest average mark in the graduating class.

1993 - Frederick University
She received a full scholarship at Frederick University for the academic year 1993-1994 as first among all academic-year students.

1992 - B' Kykkos Lyceum
Attending Technical Drawing Classes
She received a prize for the Highest Performance in Technical Drawing and an award for excellent performance in History of Art and Technical Drawing.

1990 - The Cyprus National Committee on the occasion of the European day of schools
She received a commendation for participation in the Art Competition held in 1990.

1989 - Engomi Gymnasium
She received an Honorary Diploma for contribution to the subject of Art and an award for and for having excelled in this subject. .

References

  • Marcus Platrides

    Etherial Director

    I imperative once again to express my gratitude to xrista for the quick response and the high level of professionalism and quality of work , which have been the springboard for one excellent cooperation and an excellent aesthetic results and brought an air of freshness and renewal the product range of the company Etherial. Her passion about art and her proven talent, have magnetized the first my interest.

  • Sarah Kyprianou

    Fashion Columnist

    Xrista Stavrou the voice of today's contemporary culture using digital design in the most impressive forms of art on clothes and much more. Though there is one thing for sure; digital art itself is a technical approach though it takes skills to get ahead in its process as well as talently put together ideas such as these and others previously seen during the latest showcase back in November 2013 from award winning artist in digital design art; Xrista Stavrou. A mastermind that marries style and luxury with a lavish technical innovation.

  • Male Fashion Trends

    Blog Site

    One of the most transgressive designers in the fashion scene in Cyprus, Xrista Stavrou, award winning artist in digital design art, launching a secondary line to its namesake brand, Ethereal refers to the new type of prints posing in shirts with prints military inspired tattoos and details urban art.

  •   Evridiki  

    Singer Artist

    The three project designs were chosen among many others according to my taste and aesthetics. All designs of Xrista Stavrou were amazing anyway as well as the rest of her T-Shirt Collection.

What I'm best at

Skills & Knowledge

Software

Adobe Photoshop 100%
Adobe Illustrator 100%
Corel Painter 2019 100%
Autodesk SketchBook Pro 100%

Language Skills

Greek
Advanced
English
Advanced

Knowledge

  • Illustration Design
  • Vector Illustration
  • T-shirt Designs
  • Digital Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Brand Development
  • Visual Styling
  • Photo manipulation skills
  • Digital Painting
  • Photo Composition
  • Good sense of Typography
  • Portrait Retouching
  • Fine Art
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Design

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