Chrysanthe Kapuranis explores the duality of forms, often by merging abstract mark making with organic shapes and meaningful life experiences. She begins connecting seemingly disparate concepts through research, examining nature, and photography. She uses texture, transparency, and hidden messages within the painting to bring further meaning to the work.

She paints with smoke, draws with agave fibers, and sketches with acorns. Chrys embroiders her illustrations, weaves real nests into paintings, and layers brain scans and biopsy results into her stories. She finds that embedding nature into the production process, and even sometimes the final piece, deepens the experience for her and for the viewer.

This creative process has allowed Chrysanthe to find deeper harmony within herself and the surrounding world. Through her continuous search for the “harmony within” she finds that stories come to life and a symphony of emotion radiates outward, desperate to be shared with the world.

“Art is love and the pursuit of discovery. Art is harmony and balance. Art is realizing the divine symmetry and natural beauty of the world that we all live in. It is through the sharing of art that I hope to encourage your own pursuit of discovery and harmony.”

Chrysanthe Kapuranis is a graphic designer in the Division of Human Resources at the University of Arizona. She has an extensive background telling stories for a variety of education and non-profit organizations. She has exhibited at numerous public venues. Chrys has a bachelor’s degree in Design Science from Arizona State University and is pursuing a degree at the UA in Fine Arts in 2D/Studio Art.

 

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PAST EXHIBITS 

  • ANNUAL 2-D JURIED EXHIBIT: Feb 7-16, 2017, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Feb. 2017. "Heart and Soul" work on paper, mark making and embroidery
  • THE ART OF PLANETARY SCIENCE, Kuiper Space Sciences Building, University of Arizona, Feb 2017. "Nebula NGC1333" oil on wood panel. An exhibit of art, created from and inspired by scientific data used to explore the solar system.
  • THE HARMONIC WITHIN, Solo Exhibit, Banner University Medical Center, Behavioral Health Pavilion, 2016,   http://ckapuranis.zenfolio.com/p922597702/h713ae411#h713ae411
  • PLATING THE DESERT, Union Gallery, University of Arizona, Mar 2016. "Garden of Sustainability" oil on canvas. A blend of food, art, environment and community
  • NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM, Union Gallery, University of Arizona, 2014 - 2016

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