Born in Athens, Irini Gonou graduated from the Ecole Nat. Sup. des Beaux-Arts and from the Ecole Nat. Sup. des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. In Athens she studied Greek Palaeography at the NGB Historical and Paleographical Archive of Athens. She has shown her artwork in thirty solo exhibitions in Greece, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, USA and Norway. She lives in Athens and teaches regular educative workshops on the greek, latin and arabic calligraphy.