Thomai Kontou learned sketching from 1971 to 1978 in Athens, in the Vrassida Vlahopoulos and Theodoros Drossos ateliers. She was taught painting by Yannis Tsarouhis, while she learned the Fresco Technique by Dimitris Kostopoulos.
She is continuously present in the Artistic area since 1973 with 22 individual exhibitions and has taken part in 260 group shows in Greece and abroad. She participated in 11 BIENNALES: 1996 in Belgrade, 1998 in Mexico, 1999 and 2001 in Pisa â Italy and in 2002 and 2004 in Poland, 2005 in Nikcic - Serbia and Ankara â Turkey. 2006 in Victoria â Canada, and in the International Spanish Flu Mail Art Biennial in Hungary. 2007 in â2 Medial Art Biennialâ? in London, England. 2007 it is one from the two Greek attendances, that took part in the program "Scenes and Sounds of My City" that was co-organised by the central UNESCO in Paris and the Sharjah Biennial 8, the United Arab Emirates. She was selected by the Internal Committee it takes part in Florence Biennale 2007
Her works are influenced by the Aegean Sea, its stones and shells, by the Universal flows and the Angelsâ Plasmas.
Works of her can be found in private collections in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, USA, Italy, Japan, Spain, Brazil. They can also be found in the Navyâs collection in the âAveroffâ? warship and in the following Museums: âTransparent Museum of Artâ? in Belgrade and the Post âDenmark Museum of Artâ? in Copenhagen. Also in Sgourdaâs Collection âContemporary artistic Ã¨ventailâ? in Athens, and Beijing Natural Culture Center, in China.
The Greek Navy has dedicated to her the 53d special edition of âNavy Intellectual Cultureâ?, while she has been included in the artistic sector of the âNavy Encyclopediaâ?, in the âPainters meetingâ? folio, and the Greek Artistsâ Lexicon edited by âMelissaâ?.
Under the Auspices of the Organization âCultural Capitol of Europe â Thessaloniki â97â?, her folio âAegean Shellsâ? was edited in June 1997. It contained 10 cards from her paintings.
In 1998 she sketched the scenery and costumes for the play âOur own yardâ? by Vangelis Colonas, which was performed in Larissa in cooperation with the âTheater of Thessalyâ?. She is organized and she is the curator of the > in Elassona and Athens.
Now she organises having the figurative assiduity, the Â«1st mail art Biennale in GreeceÂ», the âmail art for refugees in Greeceâ?, in collaboration with the Greek Council for refugees. As âThe Argonautic Expedition mail artâ? with the ChÎ±rta of Culture.