Project Description

Irene Kana presents her new work under the name of “Two Motherlands”, with themes that derive from Crete and Hydra. Landscapes from her birthplace and the island with the unique light are created through bold compositions, bright colours and explosive gestures.

Short Bio

Born in Canea, Greece. Studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under Professor Panayiotis Tetsis (graduated in 1990 with distinction) and stage design under V. Vassiliades.


BOSCH National Competition, 1993.
The Chamber of Fine Arts Competition for the Schwetzingen Exhibition, 1998.
Prize of the Group of Ten, Literature and Arts, 2006.
The Municipality of Athens organised an exhibition of her works at the Melina centre in 2003.

Her works hang in the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Greek Parliament, the Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, the Goulandris Museum on Andros, the Institute of Thracean Art and Tradition, the Municipal Gallery of Canea, the University of Nicosia, the Museum of Hydra, the National Bank of Greece, the Ergobank, AGET Iraklis, OPAP, Emfietzoglou, and several other collections in Greece and abroad.