Marianna Katsoulidi was born in Athens in 1979.
She is a Painter, a Visual Artist, member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, an Art Psychotherapist, member of the European Association of Psychotherapy (E.A.P) and the European Association of Art Therapy (E.F.A.T), and a Mental Health Counselor, member of the Hellenic Association of Counselling (H.A.C) as well as the European Association of Counselling (E.A.C).
In 2021 she graduated from the 4-year Postgraduate program in Art Psychotherapy at the Art and Psychotherapy Center of Athens, and was conferred the certificate of specialization in Art Psychotherapy by the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP).
In 2008 she graduated from the 2-year Postgraduate program of Visual Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts, with professor A.Christakis and was conferred the qualification of Master in Visual Arts.
In 2005, she graduated with honors from the Athens School of Fine Arts, from the department of Visual Arts, in the field of Painting under the tutelage of D.Mitaras and T. Patraskidis, and was conferred the qualification of Integrated Master in Visual Arts. During her studies she was nominated for a scholarship in 2004, and also took courses in Set Design, Engraving, and Art Teaching in Secondary Education.
From 2021 she works as an art psychotherapist as well as a mental health counselor. She has collaborated with the Social Cooperative Enterprise “Startagers” as well as the “art as therapy” workshop of the European Program of the “ART4US” for the Greek organization ngoHeroes as a group art therapist.
From 2005 until today, she has collaborated with the Adult Education Center of Ministry of Education, the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Ilioupolis, the Vellios School of Art Lifelong Learning Center, the Ιonios Demotic School, as well as the AKTO art and design College, as a teacher of painting, drawing, color, design and engraving. She has also been collaborating with the company “Summit Team Building and Training” as an art consultant in various creative team projects.
From 2003 to 2007 she engaged in articles of clothing (painting on clothes and accessories). This work was displayed in the magazines VIMADONNA (30-03-2003), COSMOPOLITAN (10-2003), on NET TV in the talk shows
“10-2” with Rika Vayanni and Popi Tsapanidou (07-04-2003), “Pandemonium”, and on South Greek Television NET “In Faces” with Rebecca Sgourea (15-06-2004).
She has held 8 solo exhibitions so far and she has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions. Her works can be found in the Collection of Frissiras Museum, the Moschandreou Collection, the Garipis Collection, the Luciano Benetton Collection and many private collections in Greece and abroad.
In 2017 she was a candidate of the “3d Award of European Painting”, of the Frissiras Museum and in 2015 she represented, among other artists, Greece in the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale “Memory and Dream”, held in China.
Some of her paintings were used as covers for novels, music as well as poem collections. She has illustrated the fairy tale “When daisies were either white or yellow” by Gabriella Psilopoulou-Ieronimidou which was published in December 2019 by Aparsis Editions.
Her painting is depictive, symbolic, with emphasis on design.
The subject – matter is anthropocentric with elements from toys, myths and fairy tales.
She lives and works in Athens.