After studying illustration at Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn and returning to her hometown in Buffalo, Fotini worked as an illustrator and muralist in Western New York. In 2008, Fotini began to exhibit her contemporary graphite on porcelain drawings. She has since had her drawings and installations exhibited at The Albright Knox Collectors Gallery, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Fredonia, Big Orbit Gallery, Castellani Art Museum, Studio Hart gallery, and many other venues. Fotini maintains her studio at the independent Buffalo Arts Studios.
If the project includes an entire community of students, producing hundreds or thousands of one-inch drawings, an image can be created from their work arranged in a mosaic of values.