Marina Petris -71 Zanni Str.
185 37 Piraeus
Tel. & Fax: 210 4510926
Mob.: 6932 700296
Petris was born in 1961, in Gratz, Austria. However,
her family comes from Myconos.
First she attended public and private schools in
Athens, and then she attended the First Economic
High School of Athens in the area of Gyzi.
She studied art in the Highest School of Fine Arts
in Athens from 1978 to 1983.
Her professors were D. Mytaras, G. Mavroidis and
She also took sculpture courses offered by professor
G. Nikolaidis in the same school.
Thanks to a scholarship from the Institution of
State Scholarships, she studied art in the Audio
Visual Department of the Royal College of Art from
1985 to 1987.
She stayed in London until 1990.
Since 1990, she has been on the
move, living in Piraeus, Myconos and Berlin.
In addition to art, she also focuses on comics,
decoration, illustration, folklore, radio program
creation, stage design.
She has been active abroad taking part in Greek
communities and Organizations, doing cultural work
and assisting Greek people with their problems.
She has also been active on the island of Myconos,
her homeland, making an active contribution to local
As far as films are concerned, in 1987 she created
the short film "Name Marina" (Audio Visual),
which was presented in a show organized by the Royal
College of Art in London.
In 1998 she created her second
short film "The Sleeping Beauty".
The above two films represented Greece in the Media
Festival of Osnabruc, Germany, in 1998.
As far as theater is concerned, she has done stage
design for the Art Theater of London.
In 1989 she wrote and staged the
play "Selinou" on Myconos, which is an
adaptation of a homonymous popular fairy tale.
SOCIETIES - GALLERY
In 1990 she founded the cultural
society "Hellenic Fairy-tale Drama" to
propagate Greek Fairy Tales and Tradition. She set
up children's shows in the form of theatrical games
and puppet shows, adapting popular Greek fairy tales.
From 1993 to 1996
she operated the Gallery "ONLY ONE" on
Myconos, organizing a number of events focusing
on visual arts, literature, music, special shows
and art lessons for children. She is still organizing
In 2004 she set up the publishing
firm MYCONIAN LIGHT.
In 1999 - 2000 she organized the
MILLENNIUM celebrations for the Municipality of
In 2001 she organized the cultural
aspect of the twinning process between the Municipallity
of Myconos and the City of Toron, Japan.
In 2002 she organized an event
comprising shows for children as part of the summer
festival of the Municipality of Nikaia.
In 2004 she organized the Olympic
Games celebration of Day Care Stations for the Municipality
of Piraeus, which included a play staged at the
In 2005 she staged a play at Veakeion
for the Day Care Stations of the Municipality of
Piraeus, celebrating the 170 years of Piraeus.
In the same year, 2005, she designed
the Myconos Hotel Owners' stand in the international
Tourist exhibition of New York, where Mr. Avramopoulos,
the Minister of TOURISM, awarded a distinction to
As far as poetry, literature, historical and folklore
studies, and children's literature are concerned,
she has published various texts in newspapers and
magazines since 1978.
In 1980 she was the first prize
winner in the competition held by the Association
for International Detente and Peace.
In 1981 she published the poetry
collection "First Touch".
In 1983 she took part in a poetic
evening held as part of the Meeting of New Creators
in the Gallery "Hour", in Athens.
In 1986 she published the poetry
collection "Golden Bottom".
In 1991 she published the poetry
collection "Marina no longer exists".
In 1993 she presented her poetry
work in the art center "Begine", Berlin,
and in the Gallery "Yakinthos", Nyreberg.
In 1994 she did so in the Association
of Greek Scientists and Academics in Berlin, where
a collection of her poems was published under the
In 1995 her poetry collection "WE
SHALL MEET IN HEAVEN" (the seven plus one manuscripts
of Myconos) was launched by "MONO ENA"
In 1996 she presented her poems
in the bookstore "Prisma", Piraeus, in
the bookstore "Plython", Athens, and in
the "Coffee Show", Athens.
In 1998 she did so in the Municipal
Theater of Piraeus, as well as in Tinos.
In 1999 she did so in the Cultural
Center of Myconos.
In 2000 her Myconian Fairy Tale
"Aleofaesa" (adaptation - illustration)
was launched by "Labyrinthos" publications.
In 2002 she wrote and illustrated
the fairy tale "She-good, It-good", which
w as published by "Onoma" publications.
In 2003 s he wrote and illustrated
the fairy tales "Coat" and "Shadow",
which were published by "Gnosi and Techni"
In 2004 she set up the publishing
firm MYCONIAN LIGHT. So far she has published the
following: "Abc book, Fables, Legends, traditions
in ancient Olympia until they were revived".
- "A Church built by angels".
2005 "The little one from
" Virgin Mary, Trourliani"
2006, "The Virgin Mary of
Theotokopoulos on Syros" 2006
In 2006 a speech was given on her
work at the premises of MYCONIAN LIGHT PUBLICATIONS
ALONG WITH a visual-theatrical performance on her
new book "THE VIRGIN MARY OF THEOTOKOPOULOS
ON SYROS" at ELEFTHEROUDAKIS, MYCONOS.
In 2007 she set up a visual performance
for presenting the book "THE VIRGIN MARY OF
THEOTOKOPOULOS ON SYROS" at EKVASIS ART ROOM
(Loli's art house).
In 2008 the Third Arsakeion School
of Athens held a presentation, in the form of a
theatrical show, of her new book "THE VIRGIN
MARY OF THEOTOKOPOULOS ON SYROS" at STOA VIVLIOU.
Since 2005 she has been working
with the magazine SECRET GREECE, published by AGNOSTO,
where she has published the following historical
- folklore treatises: Fairy tales in Greece, The
Fates, The "Xarostika", The Masks, The
Secret MYCONOS, The Unknown PIRAEUS, The Ancient
Intelligent Weapons, The Labyrinth, The Unknown
OF ART WORKS
The 1992 Unicef card collection
included one of her works.
Other works of hers are found in the National Gallery
of Athens, in the Ministry of Culture, in the Municipality
of Myconos, in the Collection of the Highest School
of Fine Arts in Athens, in the Vorres and Pierridis
Museums, in the Haremberg Collection in Germany,
in the Collection of the Art Gallery of Jekaterynburg,
Russia, in the Association of Greek and German scientists
in Germany, in the Collection of the Museum of the
City of Yoron, Japan, as well as in other private
1978 - Municipal Gallery of Mykonos
1979 - Municipal Gallery of Mykonos
1980 - Ora Gallery
1982 - Municipal Gallery of Mykonos
1983 - Ora Gallery
1984 -Gallery 3
1984 - Municipal Gallery of Mykonos
1987 - Stephen Bartley Gallery
1987 - The Theatre Gallery
1988 - Heremberg Art Centre - Heremberg
1988 - Trinity Arts College - Tumbridge
1988 - Greek National Bank - London
1988 - Municipal Gallery of Mykonos
1989 - Heremberg Academy - Heremberg
1989 - Theatro Technis - London
1990 - Gallery Goltz strasse 32
1991 - Begine Art Center - Berlin
1992 - "Apo tin Ellada"
Bookstore - Berlin
1992 - Im Hinterhof Gallery - Berlin
1993 - Begine Art Center - Berlin
1993 - Association of Greek
Scientists and Academics - Berlin
1994 - Miro Gallery - Berlin
1994 - Gotischen Haus Cultural
Center, Municipality of Spandau - Berlin
1996 - Gallery aus Havelufer -
1998 - Gallery of Comerz Bank -
1999 - 8 Ditika Gallery - Athens
1999 - Edem - Art Room - Mykonos
2000 - Idrotehnon Art Galery -
2000 - Voulas place - Mykonos
2001 - Gallery Town Theatre - Piraeus
2002 - Gallery Theofilos - Athens
2002 - Gallery Iliotropio - Larnaca
2002 - Camares Gallery - Mykonos
2003 - Weekend Gallery - Berlin
2003 - Skourli Gallery - Elounda
Mare - Crete
2003 - Santa Marina - Myconos
2004 - Tharoe - Myconos
2005 - Cafe Sante - Thessaloniki
2005 – Second Municipal Department
of the MUNICIPALITY of Piraeus
2007 - EKVASIS ART ROOM (Loli's
art house) - Athens
1981 - National Conservatory, Athens
1983 - Gallery Antinor, Athens
1983 - Gallery Engonopoulos, Athens
1985 - Gallery Zygos, Athens
1986 - Gallery Antinor , Athens
1986 - Royal College of Art, London
1986 - Henry Moore Gallery of Artby
Courtney Artchischester, England
1986 - Groucho Club sponsored by
1987 - Henry Moore Gallery, London
1988 - Bunt Institute - Stuttgart
1988 - Theatre of Siegen - Siegen
1988 - Bunt Institute Gallery -
Stuttgart - Germany
1988 - Rodon Bar, Athens
1988 - Adlung Gallery, New York
1990 - German & Greek Union
of Academics, Schwetzingen, Germany
1990 - Gallery Opsis - Mykonos
1990 - Gallery Weekend - Berlin
1991 - Gallery Siniore - Stuttgart
1991 - Netphen Kunstwochen - Germany
1991 - Peter Edel Art Center -
1991 - "C'est La Lu",
Luberckerstr 21 - Berlin
1991 - Gallery Weekend - Berlin
1991 - Municipal Gallery of Mykonos
1991 - Gallery Henrike Madest Reutlingen
1992 - Gallery Weekend - Berlin
1992 - Gallery Lebendiges Museum
1996 - Kulturforum am Airport -
Stuttgart - Germany
1998 - Kivotos Art Gallery - Athens
1998 - Gallery Diana Giulia - Athens
1999 - Ekaterinburg Museum - Ekaterinburg
1999 - Athina Art - Nikosia - Cyprus
2000 - 8 Ditica art center - Athens
2000 - Gallery Iliotropio - Larnaka
2001 - Gallery Iliotropio - Larnaka
2001 - Gallery Athina Art - Nicosia
2001 - Kivotos Gallery - Athens
2001 - Gallery Anemos - Athens
2001 - Idrotechnon Gallery - Athens
2002 - Idrotechnon Gallery - Athens
2005 - MEDITERRANEAN COOPERATION
INSTITUTION - Damascus - Syria
has also published various texts on art and art
review in the "Pan Road", "Agean
Sea Isues" and "Secret Greece" magazines,
in the "New Myconos" and "Myconian"
newspapers, as well as other texts in Greece and