Maria Tsagkari lives and works in Athens, Greece.
She studied Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the Technological Εducational Institute [TEI], graduating with honors in 2005; her graduation dissertation was on the work of Alexis Akrithakis. She worked as art restorer for the National Gallery of Athens and for private collections. In 2006 she enrolled at Athens School of Fine Arts. In 2007-2008 she attended the Facultad de Βellas Αrtes in Madrid on a state scholarship. She graduated from the ASFA in 2010 and continued at the postgraduate program in Visual Arts, graduating in 2012.
Since 2012 she has been working as a lecturer at Athens School of Fine Arts. Her works have been exhibited internationally receiving awards such as the 2014 HYam award for the young Mediterranean artistic scene (Paris). Selected exhibitions: «AQUA», Contemporary Artists and Water Issues, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil; Château de Penthes, Geneve; «STANDART», 1st Triennial of Contemporary Art in Armenia; «Coup de Ville», Triennial of Contemporary Architecture, Belgium; 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, «Everywhere but now», Thessaloniki; «A fresh, A new generation of Greek Artists», National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.