Chrysanne Stathacos  is a multidisciplinary artist of Greek, American and Canadian origin. Her work has encompassed printmaking, textile, painting, installation  and conceptual art. Stathacos is heavily involved with and influenced by feminism, Greek Mythology, eastern spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism, all of which inform her current artistic practice.

Stathacos has exhibited in museums, galleries, and venues internationally. She has participated in countless exhibitions in various media, but she is most known for her unique combination of performance and installation. She has received funding for her projects and her artwork from foundations and government agencies such as the Art Matters Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, among others.

She presented The Wish Machine (1997) at Grand Central Station under the auspices of Creative Time Inc., and the project went on to countless venues including The Power Plant, Toronto (1999) . The Banquet (1992), her collaboration with Hunter Reynolds, (a.k.a. Patina du Prey), originally presented at Thread Waxing Space, New York, was commemorated on May 1, 2017 at Participant Inc, New York, to mark it’s 25th anniversary. Her interactive installation 1-900 Mirror Mirror (1993-96) premiered at the Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, and traveled to six venues. 1-900 Mirror Mirror was shown at Frieze NY with The Breeder/Athens in 2017.

AA Bronson included her performance and installation Rose Mirror Mandala (2006) in The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, (2013). Her performance “Pythia’s Warm Breath” was included in Oracle Drawings, Parliament of Bodies, public programs, documenta 14, 2017.  Stathacos most recently had her first one person exhibition in Athens, “Pythia”, The Breeder, Athens. She participated in the exhibition and performance project “Pause” at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, within a survey of AA Bronson’s collaborative works in April, 2018.

She founded Expanded Art Ideas, an innovative art education program for Artists’ Space, New York and directed the program until 2016. She launched MOMMY,a web site celebrating women artists with artist Susan Silas in 2011,(  She is a founding Director of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives, ( a non- profit organization that works to help Tibetan Buddhist women practitioners in India and Tibet, inspired by the life work of  Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

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