About the Series
Stella Kapezanou’s ‘Thorny and Nutrient’ series is an homage to women today! The prickly pear cactus and its fruit are used by the artist as symbols representing women. Protected by sharp spines it is actually a tender and delicious treat.
About the Artist
Stella Kapezanou was born in Athens, Greece. She received her ΜFA from the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) where she was awarded an honorary scholarship by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). With the support of Motoroil Hellas scholarship, received her MA Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts, London, where she was awarded The Frank Bowling Scholarship. She is the recipient of The Clyde & Co Emerging Star Award 2017, The Cass Art Prize 2018 and a finalist for The Solo Show Award 2017, The Rise Art Prize 2018 and The ACS Studio Prize 2018.
In 2024, Stella Kapezanou was awarded the Fulbright Greece grant as the recipient of the artist fellowship at the Santa Fe Arts Institute in New Mexico, USA.