Born in Athens, Greece in 1959.
She studied painting at the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece under D. Mytaras, L. Kanakakis, N. Kessanlis , V. Kyriaki, R. Papaspyrou, Μ. Lambraki-Plaka.
From 1980 to 1983, she continued studying Interior Designing at the Fine Arts School of California State University of Long Beach, USA.
From 1990 to 1992, on the Greek State Scholarship, she continued her studies in Painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France, under Pierre Carron.
Her works can be found in the Greek Parliament, the Hellenic National Gallery, the ‘’Megaro Maximou’’ (the Prime Minister building) , the Benaki Museum, the Florina Museum of Modern Art, the Kouvoutsakis Pinacotheque, the Moschandreou Pinacotheque, the Fryssiras Museum, the Agricultural Bank of Greece Collection, the AGET Heraklis Group of Companies Collection, the Interamerican Collection, and other private museums and collections in Greece and abroad.
Her work was selected to represent Greek Contempoary Art during the Olympic Games of 2004.
On September 2008, as a part of the Enviromental Program of the Goulandris Museum of Natural History and the SKAI Radio, she donated one of her works, which was auctioned and bought by the Greek Parliament. The proceeds were donated to the National Forest Fund.
She is considered to be one of the most important Greek Contemporary artists .
Inspired by Nature, her work is flirting with abstract and representative elements, at the same time.
…Chryssa creates images, which sometimes refer to the traditional landscape and other times are more reminiscent of the lunar landscape of Tapies, while, other times they show a connection with the gestural work of Pollock…
(M.Lambraki-Plaka, Professor of the History of Art, Director of the Hellenic National Gallery)
Curriculum vitae: BONI SOFIA
1991 1993 Zaharakis private School: drawing and architectural design
1993 1994 Studies in preservation of paintings and antiquities: private college PETRA/Greece
1995 1996 Athens School of Fine Arts, as a audience for one year, teacher:
1999 2000 Art classes (educator) studies: ΜΑ (Α.Π.Θ) AUTh
1996 2000 School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki -Greece AUTh
(Α.Π.Θ)/ BA and MA studies, scholarships and honors, degree in painting and teaching
2001,’02,’03 Curator of National Exhibitions at Tehnopolis-Gazi, (EETE: ART CHAMBER OF GREECE), Athens Municipality, Ministry of culture
2004 Mini-art pieces exhibition in ΕΕΤE, Athens
2002 2004 Cultural Center, Municipality of Argyroupolis, Athens
2001 2002 Art and Design, PETRA Institute, Department of Art Decoration
2001 2003 Art college: I. Vorgias Centre of Arts/drawing, color theory and practice, architectural design, history of art, synthesis etc.
2003 2004 Cultural Centre of Hellenic Telecommunication Organization
2004 Centre of basic high school teaching
2004 2005 Art Teacher in Public High and primary schools
2003 2004 Educational Book in “design traditional musical instruments, construction and preservation” field for public College, National Athens Institute of Education, Ministry of Education / www.iepedu.gr
2011-2015 illustration and writing of children books
Some of the GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1996 Thessalonica’s Macedonian Studies Museum of Modern Art/ HEINEKEN
1998 Drawing and Printmaking International Show, municipality of Belgrade/
1999 Spata Airport, Permanent Exhibition (two paintings were bought)
2000 Atelier M. Papadakis, Kypseli, Athens (Papadakis: president of the ΕΕΤΕ-sculptor) (20 paintings)
2001 & 2002 Gallery EΠΑΣΚΤ; “Article the”
2001 Kozani, month of culture, Greece
2002 & 2003 EETE Gallery
2001,’02, ‘03 Tehnopolis-Gazi”, national art exhibitions/ ΕΕΤΕ in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Culture
2003 Kerabos Art Hall, , Athens
2004 micro-draw-art exhibition/ ΕΕΤΕ
2005 Women in Art; University of Crete, ‘Women…Dreams’ Travelers University of Crete ,
2006 Women-Men, Worlds; University of Crete
19THRenaissance Festival of Rethymno city, Crete, Greece
2006 Melina Merkouri-Poulopouleio foundation, Athens
2011 alternative Italian gallery, (40 paintings) Ileia, Greece
ΕΠΑΣΚΤ (Athens Gallery of Degree Fine Art Members) Council
2002 ΕΠΑΣΚΤ (Athens Gallery of Degree Fine Arts members) Plaka, Athens
2002 Kerabos Gallery, twenty paintings took part, Athens
2005 Lemon Hall, Athens
MEMBER IN ORGANIZATIONS
SINCE 2000 EETE (Art Chamber of Greece)
ΕΠΑΣΚΤ ( Athens gallery of Fine Art Members)
Art teachers Organization in Greece
2002 2004 EETE Council
ΕΠΑΣΚΤ (Athens Gallery of Degree Fine Art Members) Council
2001 «Teaching Fine Arts in primary and high schools», 1stCentre of equivalence / Athens. Heading curator: P. Arapaki. Psychological analysis and development of children’s painting. Definition of the artistic, intellective and psychological level of a child, in addition to grow its mentality and maturity
1992 «Geographic information system» business program for architects-mechanics: ERATOSTHENIS 300 hours seminar / AUTOCAD, CAD
2001-2003Art teachers Organisation in Greece
2005 certification in computing
2015 e-learning certification in several programs used by artists and teachers 400 hours by the Greek Open University.
National Program for public school educators which included 3 basic phases:
• General training in teaching and planning, schedule and teaching timetable by special educated PHD teachers.
• Special training in teaching, which involves the art department and its relevant fields, for example: materials, kind of papers, drawing, graphic design, collage, color, constructions, doll construction, mask construction, constructions from paper-cloth, sculpture, theatrical clothes and decorations, engraving, art history, ethnic traditional fests, color theory, principals of decoration, multimedia, computers, mass media, synthesis / practical fitting for every field above.
• Practice and teaching in real classrooms
• Greek (native speaker) • English proficiensy
· Spanish (basic level)