We are delighted to have Nikoletta Kyprianou for another year at CCC’s Artists’ Alley!
Nikoletta is a freelance artist and illustrator from Nicosia, with a BA Degree in Illustration from Middlesex University. She really enjoys creating intricate pen drawings of weird and out of this world characters. Nikoletta grew up watching old horror and fantasy movies, while also reading books and comics such as Shivers, Goosebumps and Tales from the Crypt – which eventually inspired her art. Her work is all hand drawn with some final Photoshop touches, depending on the commission.
For the past 7 years, Nikoletta has been the art director for Power of the Night Festival and most of her current works include: CD covers and booklets, concert/event posters and t-shirt designs for several bands. She has also illustrated two educational children books called Animal Protest and The Angry Mouflon written by Elena Erotokritou. Nikoletta’s work has also been published in the following magazines: “Delivering Views #11: From Cyprus With Love”, “Aegis”, “Havra Art” and “Silvae”. She also took part in a project by Write CY (The Comic Book Project), in which a group of young authors and artists combined their forces to create original comic book stories that were exhibited at the 2016 Cyprus Comic Con.
Nikoletta also collaborated with the Copper Mouflon team to crate the front and back cover of their short Comic Book story called Demon’s Drive. She has also created the front and back cover Illustrations for the fantasy book called Island of Death by Marios Kyprianou which will be presented for the first time at Cyprus Comic Con 2019. In addition, Nikoletta has collaborated with the Sophia Foundation for Children, to create an illustration for their “Sophia With Love” charity exhibition.
Nikoletta was included in the 2008 D&AD Awards as an In-Book Selection, for creating a striking new look for the Space Opera book Series by the Orion Publishing Group. She was chosen amongst the best new-comer artists worldwide for the Illustration category.
She has been part of various exhibitions such as the 2008 New Blood D&AD Awards Exhibition, Ark – Under the Trees, Cyprus Comic Con (2015, 2016, 2017), the 9th and 10th Annual Akamantis Exhibition, the 2016 and 2017 Nicosia Pop Up Festival, the group exhibition “Love Bytes” 2017, Geek Fest 2018, the Kimera Collective group exhibition, Mainesthai” and the “Sophia With Love” exhibition.