Elias Papanikolaou was born in Athens in 1974. He studied painting from 1991 until 1996 in the Αthens School of Fine Arts under Nikos Kessanlis. His works have been exhibited in 14 solo exhibitions in the following galleries: ARTIO, Zoumboulaki, Titanium, Astrolavos, Melanythros, Cube, Kaplanon 5, Metamorphosi, Ikastikos Kiklos, Syntagma metro station, Grigoriadis Gallery and in many other outstanding group exhibitions (group exhibitions in London, New York, Paris) as well as in several auctions. He has illustrated poem collections, book covers, etc. Articles of his about the art have been published. In 2014 he starts his cooperation with “Group Point Zero” for sets and costumes (his first participation was in Athens and Epidaurus Festival). His works are included in public and private collections in Greece: the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Municipal Gallery of Patras, the Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, the Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, the Moschandreou Gallery, the American College of Greece, the Athens Metro, Heineken Company, the Kopelouzos Museum, the Vorres Museum, Sotiris Felios collection, the collection of the American director Oliver Stone, Logothetis collection, Drakos collection, Karelias collection and lots of other ones. His works are included in private collections in other countries. He lives and works in Athens.