Born 1954, Busto Arsizio, Italy

Lives and works in Busto Arsizio, Italy


“In the early years of her artistic activity, she focused on the purest engraving techniques – drypoint, mezzotint, and etching. She immediately undertook research on plant form, expressed with contemporary attention. Her prints represent transfigures icons, the result of experiences observed in nature and of abstraction that are mixed in the persistence of memory. She has a passion for mezzotint, an ancient technique that lends itself to design, subtle, strong and decisive, enriched in tonal values close to the painting. Recently Silvana mace into contact with the world of ex libris, which she appreciates for its historically, literary and poetic content.”



1976-1980       BA, Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milano, Italy

1982-1983       Printmaking Course in KAUS, Centro Artistico Internazionale, Urbino, Italy

Member          Associazione Italiane Ex Libris, Milano, Italy; German Exlibris Gesselschaft, Berlin, Germany; Prism Print International Eye, Suffolk, UK; International Mezzotint Society, MI, USA; ALI Bologna, Italy; Association Française pour la Connaissance de l’Ex-Libris, Saint-Michel, France


2018, 2016      International Jogja Miniprint Biennale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; 2nd Prize, 9th International Small Graphic Art, Gdansk, Poland; 1st Prize, Concorso Internazionale Ex libris, Varese, Italy

2016                Award, 4th International Exlibris and Mini Print Biennial, Guangzhou, China; Winner, International Jogja Miniprint Biennale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2013                Bronze Medal, 1st International Prints and Exlibris Expo, Shanghai, China

1983                Grand Prix, Juan Miro International Drawing Award, Barcelona, Spain

Solo and Group Exhibitions in Italy, Poland, Japan, Indonesia, France, Portugal, Taiwan, UK

5th – 2nd IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia /2019-2013/; Prism 11, Printing Exhibition, INOAK, Namikidori Gallery, Tokyo, Japan /2019/; KLIMEX, Miniprint Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Biennale des Arts du Livre, Saint-Michiel Cité Bénédictines, France; International Printmaking and Paper Art Show, Kota Jakarta, Pusat, Indonesia; Prism Print International, Clifford Chance Gallery, Docklands, London, UK /2018/; 10th, 9th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe et de la Gravure, Chamalières, France /2017, 2014/; 13th, 12th Biennale Internazionale per l’Incisione, Acqui Terme, Italy /2017, 2015/; Salon International de la Gravure, Morhange, France /2017/; 15th, 16th International triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Lodz, Poland /2017, 2014/; 19th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria /2017/; 1st Biennale Internationale de l’Estampe, Dreux, France /2016/; 9th, 8th Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Vilnius, Lithuania /2016, 2013/; 3rd Triennale de la Gravure en taille-douce, Lisle-sur-Tarn, France; 2nd Global Print, Douro, Portugal; Indonesian Triennial Printmaking, Jakarta, Indonesia /2015/; 8th, 7th Biennale del’Incisione Italiana, Campobasso, Italy /2015, 2012/; Biennale Internazionale Grafica ed Ex Libris, Casale Monferrato, Italy /2015, 2013/; International Biennial Print Exhibition, ROC, Taiwan, 1st International Ex-libris Competition, Varna, Bulgaria; 1st International Jogja Miniprint Biennial, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Basé Art, Frejus, France.

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