Smaragda Papoulia - Vasilakoudi was born in Athens .
During her first painting lessons, she is taught by T. Pandos and S.Koukoulomatis (1981 - 1984).
In 1984, she is the first student to be accepted with state scholarship into Athens' School of Fine Arts.
She studies Art amongst P.Tetsis, G.Valavanidis and stage design with V.Vasiliadis.
She graduates with honors. In 1980, she becomes a member of "The collective center of Artistic activities" ("SΙN").
She is a member of "The Chamber of Fine Arts" of Greece.
Her work can be found in museums , Ministry of Culture ,Bank of Eurobank and many private and public collections .
From 1984 until today part of in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.