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, concentrating in Painting. Christakis’s work elaborates on the highly coded still life genre, expanding the memento mori to more ambiguous ends. Sparsely arranged objects in un(der)defined environments speak simultaneously to multiple realities of the human condition. Loneliness, vanitas, uncertainty; alongside hope, humor, and pleasure. Observer called her paintings "surreal minimalist jewels."