Penelope Constantinou is an Internationally Awarded, Cypriot artist, portraitist and Art teacher, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, Italy. She was taught by the professor Fernando Farulli. During her studies she also attended History of Art, Etching, Art Restoration, Pedagogy, Design, Graphic Arts, and Photography.
After her studies she opened her first Art Studio in Nicosia, and started exhibiting her Art in various Art Galleries. During the same time she worked as the Assistant of the scenographer Angelos Angeli on costumes and props in the National Theater and other private theaters.
Two years after, she moved to USA and lived there for many years exhibiting her Art and doing more Art related courses and took self improvement education.
In 2005 she returned to Cyprus and in 2006 she opened her Art School and Art Studio/Gallery in Nicosia.
In 2008 she created her own Company, Penelope Constantinou Art & Design Studio Ltd which she runs up to today.
In 2015 she opened her new space “Penelope Art Gallery” in Nicosia at Armenias 23c Street. Her art work is currently exhibited there.
Penelope has done 30 solo exhibitions and participated in 70 group exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. Her Art is found in many private, state collections and Museums around the world and also in various celebrities collections. In the last years she has been participating in various international exhibitions around the world like Paris, Venice, New York, Miami, Torino, Mantova, Austria. She also received 2 International Awards including the Leonardo Da Vinci Award received in Florence, Italy this year, The Andrea Mantegna Award in Mantova, Italy, in 2017.
Penelope did the illustrations of various books including 2 books of the American Author Jon Markwardt.
She is a member of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts and the Visual Artists Association of Cyprus .
Apart from her Academic education Penelope has been for many years training and improving her Entrepreneurial skills doing seminars and self-improvement courses and taking social media classes including Art related courses and Mentoring on line.