Silvana Martignoni


Silvana Martignoni was born in Busto Arsizio.She attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and the engraving courses in Urbino Academy. In the activity of engraver which began in the 80s she experimented with various techniques, from etching to drypoint and with particular focus on the mezzotint (graining of the plate made by rocker only) for its sensitivity in shades. The artist was represented in several major international graphic events: ROCTaiwan,New York, Grenchen CH,Seoul,Triennale Milano 1987-Pr. Bie Read Morella 1990, IMF 2013 Ekaterinburg RU, Triennial Vilnius 2013, Lodz 2014,Yogyakarta2014,Exlibris Varna 2014,Chamalières 2014,Lisle sur Tarn 2015, Campobasso 2015,Casale Monferrato 2015 ,Premio Acqui 2015. And particularly, the awards obtained in the following events : 1983 winner first absolute prize in the XXII Joan Mirò Drawing Award by Fundaciò Joan Mirò Barcellona; 2013 - Winner Bronze Prize in “Ju Qi Cup” The 1st International Prints & Exlibris EXPO ” Shanghai, 3rd prize and honourable mention in 7° Concorso Internazionale ex libris “Biblioteca di Bodio Lomnago”,Italia; Awarded Excellent Exlibris in “The 3rd Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini print Biennial 2014”;Awarded Excellentent Exlibris in the “The 8th International Exlibris Fu Xian Zhai, Shanghai 2014.

Skills: mezzotint


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