About the Artist
Morfy Gikas was born in Athens, Greece.
She has said that a turn toward the arts came naturally to her, she always had great support and help from her mother, who enrolled her at the Athens School of Fine Arts when she was only 15 years old. There, she concluded her studies in Sculpture with High Honor. After graduating, she moved to the United States and studied ceramics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After completing her education she would return to Greece and for the next six years she had solo exhibitions and participated frequently in group exhibitions. In 1986, she returned to the United States where she lives and works in Long Island City, cooperating with New York galleries such as Anita Shapolsky Gallery (for over 20 years), Kouros Gallery, and others. She has participated in the Greek – American exhibitions “ New Voices “ at Cooper Union School of Fine Art, Gallery NYC, curated by April Kingsley, “Modern Odysseys” at Queens Museum NY, curated by Peter Selz and William Valerio, and has exhibited at the Hellenic Cultural Center, NYC, Greek Consulate NYC, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College NYC, curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos.
Her work is included in many art collections. In recent years, she has begun to divide her time between Athens and New York, her experience in each country having benefitted her approach to her work in Sculpture, Ceramics, and Painting.