Yiota Ioannidou is a Paphos-based artist who lives with her husband and two sons in Tala. She was born in Paphos and is a great advocate of the town. Her public art sculptures are very well-known and positioned in various locations including the Paphos Harbour, Old Town Paphos and Argaka. She is a great believer in Public Art and sharing her work so it can be seen by all.
She studies at the School of Fine Arts in Athens where one of her lecturers, Panayiotis Tetsis, became a big influence on her work. Initially, she studied painting and drawing but followed with sculpture. It was by accident that she specialised in sculpture as the painting studios were so busy with people she preferred the peace of the sculpture studio. The sculptural lecturer saw her work and she stayed for 3 years and specialised in sculpture.