Roubina Sarelakou was born in Athens in 1950.She originally was a student of the painters P. Sarafianos, N. Nikolaou and J. Moralis. She graduated the Faculty of Engraving of the Athens School of Fine Arts (1969-1974) as a student of the painter-engraver K.Grammatopoulos. She extended her studies at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1974-1976) under the instruction of G. Dayez. She has presented her work in many private exhibitions as well as in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
She taught for a number of years Painting and Drawing at Vakalo College of Art and Design of Athens. She was an establishing member of the Circle of Art and Philosophy where she taught painting and engraving. In 1980 she was honoured by Athens Academy for her engraving work after being nominated by the Academics: sculptor G. Pappas, painter N. Hatzikiriakos-Gikas and the Art Historian P. Prevelakis. In 1985 she was awarded the A’ Prize of Engraving by the Foundation of Arts. In 1986 she was awarded the A’ Prize of Engraving by Tranoulis Foundation.
In 1987 she received Honourable Mention at the International Biennale of Graphic Art in Berlin, Intergrafik ‘87. In 2000 she designed the stage scenery for the play Outcry by Tennessee Williams, under the direction of Th. Gramsas at the New Hellenic Theatre of George Armenis. Meanwhile, she creates video art (Tango. FM Records 2005. Patmos : another journey, 2007 and a series of videos about Crete, 2006 2009). Her works are included in public and private collections in Greece and abroad. She is married to the sculptor Kiriakos Rokos and they have two sons, Stefanos Rokos (painter) and Dimitris Rokos (painter).
Since 2010 she has been studying metal treatment and jewelry making as a student of the painter-jewelry artist D. Nikolaidis and silversmiths L. Grypaios and I. Roumanis. She also collaborates with the bookbinder K. Boundouris in a series of special presentations of paintings, engravings and handmade jewelry.