Maria Marinou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1986.



The University of Sheffield – MA Cultural Materials (Material Culture studies) Taught Masters focussing on archaeological material analysis and cultural materials theory and culminating in an extensive original experimental research project.


Athens School of Fine Arts – BFA/MFA (Distinction) 8.87/10 Five-year study with a focus on painting and specialising in Didactics of History of Art.


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Two-month course in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management.


Grigoris Kolizeras Drawing and Painting Studio – Intensive three-year study in the fundamentals of academic classical drawing and painting, composition, and colour theory.


Technological Educational Institute of Athens – Attended a course in Photography and Audio-visual Arts, specialising in black and white photography.

Awards and additional qualifications

2016 Florence Academy of Art Summer Scholarship – Finalist