About The Artist
Marina Raphael was born and raised in Limassol where she lives with her family.
Educator, painter, artist, but also illustrator of children's tales and author.
She started out as a self-taught painter but later graduated with an MA in Art and Craft in Education, London. He also completed a Fine Arts degree at Central Saint Martin's College of Arts, London. He attended Sunderland University glass blowing courses, as well as Painting Cathedral Stained Glass at Roehampton University, Surrey, UK.
In her artistic career but also in her restless artistic spirit are included 9 individual exhibitions and participation in several group international exhibitions such as Florence Biennale, 2018, Luxembourg Art Prize 2019, Luxembourg, Tatinis Art Fair Singapore 2018, Index Hotel Show, 2019, 2020 Dubai, Art Connects Women-international exhibition-Dubai, 2021.
She has received international awards for her artistic activity as well as for her works.
- In 2018 she was selected among other international artists to exhibit her works at the United Arab Emirates-Dubai, World Art Fair, receiving excellent comments for her work with publications in Dubai and India newspapers and magazines.
- In 2019 and also in 2020, she was chosen by an international committee abroad to represent Cyprus at the awarding of 100 female artists from around the world, International Women's Day-Art Connects Women, international exhibition.
- In 2020 she was awarded a second international award in Spain with the Dali Mustache International Award for her painting "The lady with the blue scarf".
- In 2021 he won the first prize in a competition for a 3D construction in a public space in the parish of Mesa Geitonia, Limassol entitled "The rainbow Elephants ".
- In 2022 she is awarded at an international exhibition in Dubai, "Small is beautiful" with the work of Silence.
- April 2023, Milan-Italy was awarded for its artistic action International Award Leonardo Da Vinci.
- In May 2023 he was nominated for the International award "Pegasus"-Venice-Italy as an international artist.
- In July 2023 will nominated for International Prize Michelangelo-the genius of Italy in Rome.
Her paintings are in private collections and galleries in Cyprus, Greece, London, Lebanon, Austria, Germany, USA, South Africa, France, United Arab Emirates and India.
Her 30-year artistic career includes very nice collaborations and creations. The wall murals in the hospitals of Paphos, Larnaca and Polyclinic Health (pediatric floor) that were done free of charge. As well as the decoration of the interior with paintings and murals of the Ronald McDonald Hospital (RMCH, RONALD MCDONALD CHARITY HOUSE), which hosts families of children hospitalized at Makarios Hospital.
Collaboration with international artists in Dubai to create projects with children with special needs.
The most recent collaboration with the Alkinoos Artemiou foundation for children with oncological and hematological diseases, for the murals in the atrium of the Pediatric Oncology Floor, 350 square meters with 10 meter high walls in Makarios Hospital, but also in the new Center for Neurodevelopmental Difficulties, annex of Makarios Hospital, Nicosia .
From a wonderful project that was the decoration of all the interior walls of the new SKE (COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER COUNCIL) in the Municipality of Agios Athanasios with the theme "Jungle" came the creation of a collector's agenda, copies of which were sold in order to create paintings for the pediatric oncology floor, Makarios Hospital.
For the last 5 years he has been involved in illustrating children's fairy tales and more. To date, she has illustrated 20 fairy tales and has also published her first fairy tale "Riris the Little Flamingo", a bilingual fairy tale (English-Greek), in collaboration with the English Bases of Akrotiri. The tale deals with the protected species of birds and animals.
Her future plans include decorating a floor in the Athalassa Psychiatric Ward with paintings, publishing a second book on the subject of adoption, dedicated to her adopted daughters. Participation in an international painting exhibition in Dubai, Rome and Germany.
- AMATEUR ARTISTS, 1995, LIMASSOL, SYNERGATIKO TAMIEYTHRIO
- AMATEUR ARTIST, 1996, LIMASSOL
- AMATEUR ARTIST, 1997, LIMASSOL
- AMATEUR ARTIST, 1998, LIMASSOL
- GROUP EXHIBITION AT ROEHMAPTON UNIVERSITY, SURREY, LONDON, 2005
- TEXNH DIXOS SYNORA /ARTIST WITHOUT BOARDERS, NICOSIA, PYLI AMMOXOSTOY, 2014
- TEXNH DIXOS SYNORA/ ARTIST WITHOUT BOARDERS, LIMASSOL, TRACASOL,2015,
- DUBAI WORLD ART FAIR, 2018, WORLD TRADE CENTER
- TATININS ART FAIR, SINGAPORE, 2018, FPIT BUILDING SINGAPORE
- INDEX EXHIBITION 2018-DUBAI
- FLORENCE BIENNALE, FLORENCE-ITALY, 2018
- CARROUSEL DE LOUVRE, ART EXHIBITION 2018
- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY 2019 ONE AND ONLY HOTEL-DUBAI
- INDEX HOTEL SHOW 2019 - DUBAI
- DALI MUSTACHE INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION, 2019
- ART CONNECT WOMEN, 2ND EDITION - DUBAI 2020
- ART CONNECT WOMEN, 3RD EDITION - DUBAI 2021
- SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, ART COMPETITION, 2022, DUBAI
- ART CONNECT WOMEN, 4TH EDITION- DUBAI 2022
- EXPOSED/2007, GALLERY TEXNIS DROMENA, NICOSIA
- EXPOSED/2007, LIMASSOL, CAROB MILL EXHIBITION HALL, LIIMASSOL
- JEWEL OF LIGHT, 2008, GALLERY TEXNI DIXOS SYNORA, NICOSIA, CAROB MILL EXHIBITION HALL, LIMASSOL
- FAIRYTALE, 2009, ART STUDIO EXHIBITION CENTER STUDIO OCTO, LIMASSOL
- SWEET PAINTINGS, 2010, ART STUDIO EXHIBITION CENTER STUDIO OCTO, LIMASSOL
- CHRISTMAS IS HERE, 2012 AND 2013 AT ARTIMA LOUNGE RESTAURANT, LIMASSOL
- MARINA RAFAEL EXHCIBITING AT BENZAI ART GALLERY, 2015, LIMASSOL
- ROMANTIC, 2016, ST RAPHAEL HOTEL SPA AND RESORT, LIMASSOL
Awards and Prizes
International Prize Michelangelo-the genius of Italy in Rome, July 2023
In 22 July 2023 Marina Rafael will nominated for International Prize Michelangelo-the genius of Italy in Rome,Italy.
International Artistic Action Award, Leonardo Da Vinci. , Milan-Italy 2023
In April 2023, Milan-Italy Marina Rafael was awarded for its artistic action International Award Leonardo Da Vinci.
International Artistic Award, "Pegasus" , Venice-Italy 2023
In May 2023 Marina Rafael was nominated for the International award "Pegasus"-Venice-Italy as an international artist
Award from Ypsona Women's Association(Υ.W.A), May 2023, Cyprus
The Ypsonas Women's Association (Υ.W.A), under the auspices of the Speaker of the Parliament Mrs. Annita Dimitriou, celebrated Mother's Day together with International Women's Day on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the Ypsonas Municipal Theater and awarded Marina Raphael as female educator/artist.
2nd Prize, International art contest Dali΄s Mustache, Spain 2020
In 2020 Marina Rafael was awarded a second international award in Spain with the Dali Mustache International Award for her painting "The lady with the blue scarf".
The Jury's comments
1st Price Competition ,3D construction, - August 2021
"ENRICHMENT OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS WITH WORKS OF ART FOR THE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN OF PANTHEA LIMASSOL",
Marina Rafael was awarded with the first prize with her artwork "The rainbow elephants". Among many artists participants Rafael Marina was being selected as the winner of the competition "Enrichment of Public Buildings with installations". Her artwork "The rainbow elephants" are installed and exposed at the Public Kindergarten of Mesa Geitonia, Limassol.
Women Artists around the Word , 2019, Dubai
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