Sabine Wurz

Sabine Wurz was born in Belgium in 1966.At a very young age she and her family moved to Athens and her passion for drawing arised as she started a small cartoon magazine at school with her friends. She then travelled, lived and worked in many countries, mainly in Greece, Mexico, the U.S., Portugal and Spain and followed art lessons in various private art studios.

Since 1989 she lives and works in Iraklion on the island of Crete.There she follows a seminar on byzantine traditional icon painting under the teaching of Aristodimos Papadakis at the school of Saint Tito. She opens her stained glass work shop and art studio in 2000. She meets the painter artist and architect Giannis Chalambalakis and works next to him on several architectural designs since 2003.

She also designs children’s fairytale and short story books for Mr Kokonozis and is currently working on a history book for children written and designed by her. Beginning of 2007 she gets involved in mural painting and is asked by the community of Kazantzanki to paint a 30 m wall in the village of Astraki. Her mural works can also be seen in several hotels, shops and private houses in Greece as well as in Germany . The art of papier mache enters her life when she meets with the artist sculptor Manos Pontikakis in a seminar given by him during the summer of 2007.

She presently works in her art studio in Kokkini Chani in Irakion of Crete , where she also designs hand made jewellery. She has participated on several private and collective exhibitions over the years and her work can be found in many private collections in Greece and other countries, where her talent and sensitivity is greatly recognised.

EXHIBITIONS

MEXICO CITY : 1987-88

ELOUNDA BAY Crete: 1998

CANDIA MARIS Crete: 1998

ATLANTIS Htl Crete: 2000

ATLANTIS Htl Crete: 2001

KNOSSOS ROYAL Crete: 2002

EXHIBITION CENTER”KRITI” : 2002

COMUNE DI BARI (ITALY) with Giannis Charalambakis:  2003

“SHOP” SITIA Crete: 2005

THEORIO Crete Heraklion: 2006

MYTHOS Crete Heraklion: 2007

COMMUNITY OF ASTRAKI Crete: 2007

SAINT GEORGE’S GATE HERAKLION : 2008

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF SITIA Crete: 2008

ART CENTER EMPORIO  SANTORINI : 2008

ART BAZAAR ATHENS : 2008

ST. GEORGE'S GATE IRAKLION (with M. Robithi) : 06/ 2010

PRISMA GALLERY : 2010

SITIA (JEWELLERY EXHIBITION) : 2010

BYZANTINE ICONS EXHIBITIONS

ADAMOPOULOS GALLERY 2003

MYTHOS GALERY : 2007

STAINED GLASS EXHIBITION

GLASS MARKET GEORGAKAKI

(PERMANENT EXHIBITION)

 

 
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