About

Biography

Eva Montanari was born in Rimini, and now she lives between Rimini and Milan.

Author and illustrator, since 2000 her books have been published in Italy, United States, England, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Japan and also translated in Portugal, Korea, Croatia, Finland, Turkey, Thailand and Argentina . Her works have been selected for Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition, Society of Illustrators (New York), Sarmede International Illustration exhibition, Croatian Biennial of Illustration, Nami Island exhibition (Korea), Ilustrarte (Portugal), Sharjan Book Fair (UAE), Little Hakka international Picture Book (China). She made illustrations for advertising, calendars, magazines, covers, posters, wallpapers, and

displayed in collective and personal exhibitions in various countries.

 

She works with traditional techniques: pencils, chalks, oil paints, acrylic and she loves to create polimateric sculptures.

Since about ten years she has been holding illustration workshops in Italy and abroad.

 

Publishers 

Tundra Books, Editions Thierry  Magnier, Babalibri, Book Island, Kite Edizioni, Grimm Press, Abrams Books, Gottmer, Editorial Juventud, Jujuba Editora, Iwasaki Publishing, Carthusia Edizioni, Hougton Mifflin, Edizioni Arka, OQO, Sarbacane.

 

Prizes

Premio Alpi Apuane, Premio Primavera del libro, Premio Sardegna, Premio Roberta Maloberti, Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento, Premio Fiera del libro di Torino, Premio Ministero della Cultura Spagnola, Little Hakka Prize, Golden Tripod Haward , Parent’s Choice,   Good Books Everyone Can Read ,China Times Open Book award, Seleçào Càtedra Unesco.

Selected Exhibition

 

2020 • The Influence of Fellini: a surreal 100th birthday exhibition , Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2019 • Storie in punta di matita, personal exhibition, “Palazzetto dell’Arte”, BUCKFESTIVAL Foggia (ITALY)

2018 • Sharjah International Book Fair exhibition, Sharjah (UAE)

Studio e Fantasia, personal exhibition, Biennale Disegno , Viale dei Ciliegi 17, Rimini (ITALY)

2017 • Specchi del vento, istituto Italiano di Cultura di Città del Messico,(Mexico)

Little Hakka, Best of the Best picture book, Shenzhen (China)

Federico, Momo Libreria per ragazzi, Ravenna (Italy)

2016 • La carta. Viaggi Immaginari.I sogni da una mappa del 500., Biblioteca Oliveriana di Pesaro ,(Italy)

2015 • New Perspective in contemporary illustration, Illustrative Today gallery Istanbul (Turkey)

Six of the Best – Exciting illustrators to watch, Illustration Cupboard gallery London (UK)

Animami, Galleria Ca’ Pesaro, Pesaro (Italy)

Illustramente, cantieri culturali alla Zsisa, Palermo (Italy)

“Federico”, Bookcity Melegnano, Milano, (Italy)

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah (UAE)

2014 • Un film, molte storie! B17 Illustration Roma (Italy)

Dopo il prima c’è il dopo. Palazzo ex istituto Corelli Cesena (Italy)

2013 • Nambookfestival, Nami Island (Korea)

Peso alle immagini, Marte-Cava dei Tirreni, galleria HDE Napoli , Bilbolbul Bologna (Italy)

Donne d’Acque  Dolci, personal exhibition, Rrose Selavy, Ferrara (Italy)

2012 • The world united,  Illustration Cupboard gallery, London (UK)

Woman of Freshwater, personal exhibition, Thricrome art gallery, London (UK)

2011 • Donne d’Acque Dolci, personal exhibition, Tricromia art gallery, Roma (Italy)

I colori del Sacro, Museo Diocesano Padova-(Italy)

2010 • Ilustrando a la Infancia, personal exhibition, Trasnocho cultural, Caracas (Venezuela)

Ilustrarte, Barreiro (Portugal)

In Fingers, Extra space, Kaohsiung City (Taiwan)

Crayonnés, Bâtiment Castro, Angouleme (France)

Europaischen Kinder, K4 gallery Saarbrucken (Germany)

Third Croatian Biennal of Illustration, Zagreb (Croatia)

Le immagini della Fantasia, Sàrmede (Italy)

2009 •  The Original Art Show , Society of Illustrators, New York (USA)

Tempo d’instabilità, Tricromia art gallery, Roma (Italy)

Le immagini della Fantasia, Sàrmede (Italy)

Sognando Immagini , Palazzo della Frumentaria, Sassari- (Italy)

Eva Montanari, personal exhibition in Magenta, Abbiategrasso, Opera , Inveruno, Vanzaghello,    Assago, Corbetta, Rozzano libraries, Milano (Italy).

2008• Children’s Books Illustrators, McGowan Fine Art gallery, Concord NH, (USA)

Second Croatian Biennal of Illustration, Zagreb (Croatia)

Sibenik International Children Festival, Sibenik (Croatia)

Le immagini della Fantasia, Sàrmede (TV)- Italy

Appesi alle Parole, Palazzo Mercuri, S.Angelo in Vado (Italy)

33 Giri, 33 Illustratori, 33 Dischi, Plastic Music Dispenser, Pesaro (Italy)

2007 • Illustratori Italiani, Belo Horizonte book fair (Brazil)

Giocare ad arte, personal exhibition, Barchessa di Villa Giustinian Morosini, Mirano Venezia, (Italy)

Oltre la pagina, disegni e sculture, personal exhibition, Palazzo ex-Borsa, Ferrara, (Italy)

Le immagini della Fantasia, Sàrmede (Italy)

Oderzo Inquieta, Palazzo Foscolo Oderzo (Italy)

Pippi nelle Figure, Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna (Italy)

Illustrissimi, Riccione (Italy)

2006 • The Elephant and the Three Dots, Teheran (Iran)

Con la testa per arie, personal exhibition, Castello degli Agolanti, Riccione (Italy)

Come Gocce, Palazzo del Capitano, Bagno di Romagna FC,(Italy)

Antichi Incanti, Fiera del libro per ragazzi, Bologna, (Italy)

Ai confini della realtà, l’arte dell’illustrazione, Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, (Italy)

Peer a Colori, Casamicciola Terme, Ischia(Italy)

Le immagini della Fantasia, Sàrmede (Italy)

Collettiva di Natale, Spazio Galliera Blu, Bologna (Italy)

60 Testimonianze Partigiane, Istituto Regionale Ferruccio Pari, Bologna (Italy)

2005 •  The Original Art Show , Rochester Institute, New York (USA)

Chissà chi c’è… personal exhibition Grand Hotel, Rimini (Italy)

Farfaville, Fondazione Roncalli, Biblioteca di Vigevano (Italy)

Sirenette di Carta e Soldatini d’Inchiostro, Fiera del libro per ragazzi, Bologna (Italy)

Andersen, Fiera del libro di Torino (Italy)

Illustrissimi, Castello degli Agolanti, Riccione (Italy)

2004 • Bravo!, Italian Illustration Exhibition, Taipei (Taiwan)

The Original Art, Society of Illustrators, New York (USA)

Città e Territorio, (Il sole 24ore) COMPA Fiera di Bologna, (Italy)

Natale in mostra, Carpi MO, (Italy)

Illustrissimi, Castello degli Agolanti, Riccione (Italy)

Stralunaria, Scandiano RE,(Italy)

L’ABC degli animali, galleria  Basilisco, Genova (Italy)

2003 •  Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Fiera di Bologna (Italy),  Itabashi Art Art Museum Tokyo (Japan)

Libriamoci, Galleria gli Antichi Forni, Macerata (Italy)

Eva Montanari, personal exhibition in Inzago, Gorgonzola, Melegnano, Cassano d’Adda, Pioltello, San Donato Milanese,San Giuliano Milanese librairies, Milano (Italy)

2002 • Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Fiera di Bologna Italy,  Itabashi Art Art Museum Tokyo (Japan)

Libriamoci, Galleria gli Antichi Forni, Macerata (Italy)

L’altra metà di Pinocchio, Palazzo S. Giorgio, Genova (Italy)

Fanti, Cavalli e Re, Biblioteca Federiciana, Fano  (Italy)

Il colore dei sogni, Casa Internazionale delle Donne , Roma (Italy)

Stralunaria, Scandiano RE, (Italy)

2001 •  Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Fiera di Bologna (Italy), Itabashi Art Art Museum Tokyo (Japan)

Illustrissimi, Castello degli Agolanti, Riccione (Italy)

2000 • Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Fiera di Bologna Italy,  Itabashi Art Art Museum Tokyo (Japan)

Illustrations workshop

 

– Scuola Internazionale d’illustrazione di Sàrmede, (TV) Italy 2008/2020

– Ròdari Club, Rimini Italy  2020

– IED (Milano), Italy 2015

– Espacio das Tres, San Paolo, Brazil 2014.

– SUPSI (thesis supervisor) Lugano Switzerland 2014

– Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest 2012

– International School Yangon, Myanmar2011

– Anglia Ruskin (lecture)- Cambridge School of Art 2011

– ARS in Fabula-Accademia di Belle Arti (Macerata)

– Centro de Diseño Digital, Caracas 2009

– Belo Horizonte International Book Fair- Brazil 2007

– Lebanese American University (SCBWI )- Beirut 2006, Lebanon

– OPENART (Cagliari), Italy

– Illustramente (Palermo), Italy

– Artelier (Padova), Italy

– Associazione Illustratori (Milano), Italy