Mary Schina was born in Serres, Greece. She studied printmaking (1966 – 1971) and typography-graphic de-sign (1971 – 1973) at the Athens School of Fine Arts on a Greek Government scholarship, and lithography at the École National Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris (1976 – 1981) on a French Government scholarship.
She taught plastic arts at the Psychiko College in Athens (1981 – 1993). Since 1993 she has been teaching in the Printmaking Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
She attended Advanced Printmaking at New York University, NY, as a visiting scholar on sabbatical (1996 – 1997), and Advanced Printmaking and Digital Prints at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago (2004) as a visiting lecturer.
Mary Schina has participated in international seminars in Norway, France, Holland, and Lebanon.
Today she is Assistant Professor at the Printmaking Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts.Her work has been shown in over 100 group shows and international biennials in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Rumania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Egypt, China, Japan, and Istanbul.
2003 Dr Iwasaki Prize, 4th Kyoto International Woodprint Exhibition, Japan
2009 Award of the Rector of the Szczecin Academy of Applied Art, International Print Triennial Krakow 2009, Poland
Her works can be found at: the National Gallery, Alexander Soutzos Museum in Athens, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the Ministry of Culture in Athens, Cabinet des Estampes of the National Library in Paris, the Modern Greek Art Museum in Rhodes, the Museum of the City of Athens – Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation, the Vorres Museum in Paiania, the Shanghai Museum of Art in China, the Museum of Graphic Arts in Cairo, Egypt, the International Graphic Art Society in New York, the E. Averoff Gallery in Metsovo, the Gallery of the Friends of the People's Association in Athens, the Moschandreou Gallery in Messolonghi, the Constantine Karamanlis Foundation in Athens, the Alpha Bank Collection in Greece, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Chamalières, France, the University of Wisconsin River Falls Permanent Art Collection, USA; also in many private collections in Greece, France, Germany, England, India, Japan, and the USA.