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 15 solo exhibitions in the following galleries: ARTIO, Zoumboulaki, Titanium, Astrolavos, Melanythros, Cube, Kaplanon 5, Metamorphosi, Ikastikos Kiklos, Syntagma metro station, Grigoriadis Gallery, Ikastikos Kiklos DL and in many other outstanding group exhibitions (group exhibitions in London, Cyprus, New York, Paris, Smyrna, Istanbul) as well as in several auctions. He has illustrated poem collections, music discs, book covers, etc. In 2014 he starts his cooperation with ‘’Group Point Zero’’ for sets and costumes. His artworks are included in public and private collections in Greece as well as in private collections in other countries  (Athens School of Fine Arts, Municipal Gallery of Patras, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, Moschandreou Gallery, American College of Greece, Athens Metro, Heineken Company, Kopelouzos Museum, Vorres Museum,  Felios collection, Logothetis collection, Drakos collection, Karelias collection,  Oliver Stone’s (American director) collection, Kaan Terzioglu collection, Ali Tanor collection, Murat Arintogan collection and lots of other ones). He lives and works in Athens.