About me

I was born and still live in my native Republic of San Marino. I graduated from the State Institute of Art in Urbino (Italy) in the section of animation. I’m working as illustrator of children’s book since 1995 and I illustrated noumerous books with USA, UK, Italian Swiss and Taiwanese publishers, among my clients: Random House, Mondadori, Simon and Shuster, Barefoot Books, Greem Press, Fabbri, Arka, Fatatrac, Europacorp, Macy, Diesel, Houghton Mifflin, Henry Holt, Mc Cann Lowe, United Airlines, Vogue.

In 2008 I worked as character designer for a 3d French animation project “La mecanique du couer” with the direction of Mathias Melzieau and the production of Luc and Silla Besson. My works were shown in prestigious collections throughout the world.

AWARDS:
Andersen Prize “Baia della favole” 2001, as best illustrator of the year, Italy
Silver medal, Society of illustrators of New York,2006
Bologna’s Children’s book’s fair show,1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Award of Excellence, Communication Art,CA, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 – “Inflorescence” Magic Pony, Toronto – Canada
2007 – Solo exhibnition at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle – USA
2008 – “By the time you are Real”, solo exhibition at Richard Goodhall Gallery, Manchester – UK
2009 – “Babes in toyland”, solo exhibition at CoproNason Gallery, Santa Monica – USA
2010 – “Incubi Celesti”, solo exhibition at Dorothy Circus Gallery, Roma – Italy
2012 – “Eye Candy”, solo exhibition at AFA gallery .New York – USA
2014 – “Sweet and Low” , solo exhibition at AFA gallery, New York – USA
2016 – “Play With Me”, solo exhibition at AFA gallery, NEW York – USA
2017 – “Hide and Seek” Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles – USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 – “All the kitschen sync”, Luz De Jesus Gallery, Ca – USA
2008 – “Honeytrap” Strychnin Gallery, Berlin – Germany
2010 – “BLAB!” CoproNason Gallery, Santa Monica – USA
2011 – “Summer show”, Johnathan Levine Gallery, New York – USA
2011 – “Suggettivism” GCAC, Santa Ana, CA – USA
2011 – “The Krampus, a BLAB! show” Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle – USA
2016 – “Pandora’s Box” AFA gallery,New York,USA
2017 – “BLAB!” CoproNason Gallery, Santa Monica – USA
2017 – ‘Ephemeral, Jiro Miura gallery, Japan
2018 – “BLAB!”, Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica – USA
2018 – “Play House”, AFA Gallery, New York – USA

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