Mirsini Artakianou (Lesvos, Greece, 1987) is a Greek-German artist working with diverse textures and materials, from clay to thread and from paper to metal, in her effort to present organic forms as vessels of meaning. Aspiring to integrate the concept of flow as a structural element enabling her works to oscillate between geometry and abstraction, she makes use of handicraft in her creative process. Mirsini is a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art, part of the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina, Greece (2006-2012), and holds a postgraduate degree from the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany (2014-2016). She has received several grants for artist residencies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as a three-month funded stay in Turkey as part of a scholarship from the Goethe-Institut. In 2020, she received the Denkzeit scholarship from the Cultural Foundation of the State of Saxony. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021). She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, Germany and other European countries.
Garden of Hesperides (a series containing about 140 ceramics), 2018-19