Sofia Fotiadou was born in 1961 in Volos, Greece. Fotiadou’s art practice is influenced by great artists, such as Domenicos Theotokopoulos, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali, Franz Gertsch, and Van Gogh. Her favourite medium is oil on canvas and she creates large to medium size paintings. The subjects that she uses vary in content but are always expressed through a distinctive visual language. Her paintings are figurative, inspired by surrealism with attention to details and vivid colours. She chooses from a variety of subjects – her favorites being: animals, flowers and female human figures.
Fotiadou’s work has been characterized by Dr. C. Papapavlou, professor at Barkley University and art historian, as unpredictable and her approach as an in-depth exploration of her themes. Sofia Fotiadou has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, Italy and Poland as well as exhibiting solo in Athens, Thessaloniki and Volos in Greece. Her artwork can be found at the American College of Greece, at Vorres Museum and at the Municipal Gallery of Volos as well as in various private collections. Fotiadou is also a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.