Born in Greece, Ioannis Lassithiotakis studied painting at ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI in Florence. He has conducted 30 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions in Greece, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, and more. He also participated in the 'Biennale Youth of the Mediterranean Countries' (1986), '1996 Osaka Triennale' and was awarded the 2nd Prize for Painting at the 4th International Biennale of Sarjah in HS Emirates (1999). In 2007, the monograph "Ioannis Lassithiotakis" (text: Peggy Kunenakis) was published by the newspaper TA NEA. It is published all over Greece in the series "Contemporary Greek Painters". His works can be found in museums including National Gallery, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Frissiras Museum, and other private collections. He is a professor at the University of West Attica, Greece.