Despina Flessa was born in Athens in 1986. She graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 2012. In 2010 she studied at Edinburgh College of Art at the Painting Department while been on an Erasmus scholarship. Between 2013 and 2015 she continued her postgraduate studies for the Master of Fine Arts at the Athens Fine Arts School. She has participated in many group exhibitions and art projects in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Athens.