Anna Filini is an architect and a painter. She was born in Athens and studied Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic University, where she lived for six years and then for five years in West Berlin. She took the first drawing classes next to the painter Eleni Zongolopoulou. In Milan she attended the free workshop on nude of Brera Fine Arts Academy. In addition to Greece and Cyprus she has visited archaeological sites, museums and exhibitions in several cities of the central, northern and western Europe, Egypt, China, Cuba, Turkey, Canada.
Since 1991 she has presented her work in nineteen solo art exhibitions in Athens and in other cities and islands of Greece and Berlin. In 2005 she participated in the Beijing International Art Biennale. Her themes are mainly drawn from the ancient and modern Greek poetry and literature. She has created painting tributes to Homer’s Odyssey, the poetry of Charles Beaudelaire, Constantine Cavafy, Andreas Embirikos, Markos Vamvakaris. Her work also includes landscape paintings of the Aegean sea with oils, pencils and acquarellas in her travelling diaries. She has written books on painting, poetry and architecture.