Eleni (Lena) Christakis is a New York City based visual artist who grew up in Massachusetts. She graduated from Yale University in 2020 with a BA in Art. Though her focus is on painting, she works in a variety of media, including sculpture and video. Her undergraduate thesis featured a series of still-life paintings based on themes of consumption, waste, excess, and deterioration, with flickers of renewal. For three years at Yale, she was a member of The Control Group, an experimental theater ensemble that makes collaborative multi-media performances. She also loves working with young children.