Marina Vernicos was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She studied Communications and Photography at Emerson College of Boston and Business Administration at Harvard Extension School.
Since 2001, she has showcased a number of solo and group exhibitions in distinguished galleries and museums around the world, such as the museum of Cycladic Art in Greece, Museum of Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris, Hangaram Art Museum in Korea, London, Monaco and NY.
She has been awarded the first prize at the Global Art Awards in Dubai, the prizes “Sandro Botticelli” at the Palazzo Giucciardi Bongianni, Florence and in France “La Grand Exposition Universelle” at the Eiffel Tower.
She has collaborated on photo projects with companies such as Mercedes, Perrier, Napapijri, Folli Follie, Sani Resort and was selected as an ambassador for Hermès, La Prairie and Omega. Her work can also be seen in distinguished hotels such as the Amanzoe and Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in Greece and Turkey.
She has published five books.
In addition to her career, Marina's uncontested social awareness led her to found CREAID (www.creaid.com), a Non Profit Organization with a targeted humanitarian mandate, which combines creativity through works of art to assist the local community and help children in need. In this framework CREAID coordinates projects and organizes annual exhibitions and auctions of artistic pieces.
Over the past four years Marina Vernicos has also become a successful entrepreneur. Having selected some of her most characteristic imagery she created her own fashion brand “Marina Vernicos Collection” which consists of accessories, jewelry and clothing.
Also, part of the proceeds from sales of her own fashion brand “Marina Vernicos Collection” are donated to “We dive We clean”, a group of volunteer divers who clean the seabed of Greek waters.