Diana Markessinis is a California based sculptor known for creating hybrid forms informed by the intersection of nature and architecture. Utilizing metal, glass and ceramic, Markessinis explores the human impact on the natural world and visa versa. In 2007 she received her Masters of Fine Art in sculpture from California State University, Fullerton, CA and her undergraduate degree in sculpture from West Virginia University (2003), attending special workshops at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France and the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, in Maine.
Markessinis has shown her work at the Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Park, the Los Angeles Arboretum, Park Santiago Nature Center in Santa Ana, and The Artist Village in downtown Santa Ana. Special projects include Ten Feet along the LA River, The Rails for Trails Sculpture Garden in West Virginia as well as exhibitions in throughout California, including Pulling the Forest Along the Road a NEA Grant project with Hope Center for the Arts and Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. Markessinis has received awards and grants from The Hoff Foundation (2009) and California State University Fullerton Art Alliance (2006).