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Biagio Mastroianni

The illustrator, painter and printmaker Biagio Mastroianni was born in Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1969. After his education as a photolithographer he studied visual communication at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and gaining a degree as an illustrator. Biagio works as an illustrator, painter and printmaker in Lucerne and London. His illustrations, paintings, drawings, etchings, screen prints and monoprints are shown in exhibitions in London, New York, Italy, Norway, New Zealand and Switzerland. Moreover, he illustrates in publications like Horizon Magazine London, The Naked Punch Magazine, Neue Zürcher Zeitung Zurich, for the Swiss Red Cross Bern, for the company Feltbrook Ltd. London and he coact to audiovisuals installations for theatre- and dance performances. His illustrations are also published in the annual Book “Illustrators 55“ and exhibited at the Society and Museum of Illustrators in New York. Biagio is a parttime teacher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

1969 Born in Lucerne, Switzerland
1985 - 89 Kreienbühl Reprotechnik, Luzern:
Apprenticeship Photolithographer
1992 Foundation Course, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern
1993 - 96 B.A. hons. Degree, Graphic Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung
und Kunst, Luzern
1996 - 98 M.A. Master Degree in Illustration, Hochschule für Gestaltung und
Kunst Luzern
Various Group and Solo Shows in Great Britain, Switzerland,
Norway and Italy
2000 Solo Exhibitions: St. Raphael Gallery, Burlington Arcade, London
The Grove Gallery, Ealing Broadway, London
2001 Performance, dance & painting - audiovisuals
Culture Fund, Swiss Embassy, London
Videoproduction 'La Smorfia' (numerological system in Naples)
Illustration series and commissions for: NZZ-Folio (Neue Zürcher
Zeitung), Weltwoche Zürich, Toast Magazine, Horizon London
Solo Exhibition: Gallery Arlecchino, Luzern - 'Scenes of London'
Audiovisuals for Dance Performance by Andrea Herdeg
Deli-Bar Gallery, Barbican, London
2002 Solo Exhibition: Castello Svevo, Bari, Italy - 'La Smorfia'
in collaboration with the General Consulate of Switzerland,
Naples, Italy
Grant - Swiss Arts Council CCS, Pro Helvetia, Milan, Italy
Solo Exhibition: The Wine Gallery, Chelsea, London
2003 Solo Exhibitions: Italian Cultural Institute - 'La Smorfia'.
Accademia italiana, London
Group Shows: Londonprintstudio, Harrow Road, London
Kunstverket Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2004 Study Workshop: Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Luzern
Solo Exhibition: 52 Brushfield Street, Spitalfield, London
Group Shows: Stark Galllery, Printmaker Council, London
Londonprintstudio, Harrow Road, London
2005 - 06 Group Shows: OXO Tower Gallery, Southbank, London
Comic competition, Kornschütte, Luzern
Swiss Cottage Library, London
The Waterloo Gallery, South Bank, London
Londonprintstudio, Harrow Road, London
Maynard Leigh Gallery, London
Publication: ‘The art of love 2005’, catalogue, londonart
Illustration series and commissions for: ‘Zal’, theatre, dance &
illustration - audiovisuals, Zürich
2007 Solo Exhibition: Gallery das Ding, Luzern
Illustration Workshop: Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, London
Group Show: Lauderdale House, Waterloo Park, London
‘Saatchi online artist’, Saatchi Gallery, London
Postcards illustrations for Feltbrook Ltd, London
Illustration Workshop: Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, London
2008 Illustrations series and commissions for: The Naked Punch Magazine,
private clients, Feltbrook Ltd, London & ‘Zal’, audiovisuals, Zürich
Working progress on my childrensbook and political themes
Book cover design competition for Harper Collins, New York
2009 – 10 Group Shows: Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
A and A Gallery, Richmond, London
Soon Galleri, Norway
Rammeforum, Norway
Fumetto, Comic Festival, Luzern
2011 Printmaking Workshops at City Lit and Londonprintstudio, London
Illustrations series and commissions for the: Scaffolding Company
Trevor & Smith and a Poster and Menuecard for an italian Restaurant, London
2012 – 2013 Printmaking Workshops with Etching and Screenprinting
at City Lit and Londonprintstudio, London
Illustrations series and commissions for the: Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz SRK:
Swiss Blood Stem Cells donor, Together against Leukemia, Bern
Group Exhibitions: Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
and Publication in the Annual Book `Illustrators 55’, New York
TuttiArt Gallery, ’Fumettino’, Luzern
Illustrations Workshop: Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, London