oh!frankie

About

 

Hello, I am Francesca Aiello, Italian illustrator based in Madrid.

I can describe my illustrations as a combination of different techniques, both digital and traditional.

I love experimenting, it gives me the opportunity of staying connected to myself and to the world around me.

My work is strongly influenced by minimalist writers as Alice Munro and Raymond Carver.

The fascination of intimate domestic space is the reason why I always build my illustrations around a narrative or character.

 

When I am not drawing, I’m a a voracious reader and a curious explorer. 

 

EDUCATION

Printmaking and engraving, School of Arts Artediez, Madrid (ongoing)

Higher Education on Illustration, School of Arts Artediez, Madrid

Graduated in Architecture, University of Rome

 

AWARDS 

2022 Winner of International contest “Italian Excellence. Illustrations for Italo Calvino” organised by Bologna Children’s Book Fair

2022 Shortlisted in the Apila Award

2021 Longlisted in The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase 3

2021 Honorable Mention in the 3×3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration International Show No. 18

2021 Shortlisted in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

2021 Shortlisted in the Apila Award

2020 First prize in the Apim New Talent’s Award

2020 First prize in the Madrid’s Fine Art’s Award

 

ILLUSTRATED TITLES

Canción novísima de los gatos, by Federico García Lorca –burro lector, 2022

I libri del signor Caprone, by Francesca Mascheroni – la Margherita Edizioni, 2022

 

SELECTED CLIENTS

Laboratoi/RE, Foundation of Culture of Vaud, University of Wageningen, BurroLector, la Margherita Edizioni.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2021 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition

2016 Exhibition in collaboration with Swiss photographer Amélie Blanc for “Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture” , Switzerland

2015 Exhibition “1+1” , Switzerland

 

PRESS

Premios Apim 2020, eme21mag

Conoce a los ganadores de los Premios APIM De Ilustración 2020, Experimenta