Marion Inglessi is an artist, scene designer and curator. She was born in Athens and lived in Ghana, Nigeria, Lebanon, Italy, France and the USA. After her degree in English literature, Deree College, Athens (1982-85), she received an MFA in Scene Design at Brandeis University, Boston (1986-89). In 2010-11, she attended Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, with an ERASMUS scholarship, where she focused on typography and animation. In 2014 she received a degree in Painting from the School of Fine & Applied Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.
She worked as a designer in New York, Athens, and Paris, in the theatre, opera, film, and advertising industries (1989-2003). From 2005 to 2009 she was head of exhibitions & curator at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Recurring theme in her work is the human condition and the language of the body, which she negotiates with humor, sarcasm and compassion, often through the depiction of animals. In October 2015, she created with fellow artist P. Kouvara the video project non stop motion animation by people in motion, for refugee children and adolescents in Athens shelters, in collaboration with EADAP.
Her work is in the collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, and in private collections in Greece and abroad. She had a solo painting & sculpture exhibition in Athens, and has curated and participated in a great number of group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.