Dimitra Skandali, born in 1969 in Greece, grew up on Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. “I carry my island with me everywhere,” she states. She was educated in Greece and the Netherlands before moving to California, where she earned her MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Themes of the past and her journey since then to build a community across the oceans are central to her work and are reflected in her choice of materials and the ethereal, ephemeral forms she creates; reminders of the sea, its openness and possibilities but also its limitations; reflections of a displacement, fragility, and instability while honoring the small and insignificant.
Dimitra Skandali lives and works in San Francisco.