MARCO VENTURA

Artist Statement

The artist MARCO VENTURA was born in Milan, Italy in 1963 and comes from an artistic family. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera in Milan and later at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since 1988 he has been working as a freelance illustrator for many advertising companies and international publishers and magazines. He has received several awards, including two silver medals from the American Society of Illustrators, feature articles on his work have been published on Novum, 3x3 and Communication Arts. He designed and illustrated stamps for the British Royal Mail, the Vatican State and the Republic of San Marino.

Ventura lives in Milan, Italy with his wife and their three children. In 2015 one of his portraits was exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London.


Artwork

Exhibitions

Exhibition Title City Datesort ascending
BP Portrait Award 2015 London 06/17/2015 to 09/20/2015
BP Portrait Award 2015 London 06/17/2015 to 09/20/2015
BP Portrait Award 2015 London 06/17/2015 to 09/20/2015
BP Portrait Award 2015 London 06/17/2015 to 09/20/2015
BP Portrait Award 2015 London 06/17/2015 to 09/20/2015
BP Portrait Award 2015 London 06/17/2015 to 09/20/2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 London 04/15/2015 to 05/01/2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 London 04/15/2015 to 05/01/2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 London 04/15/2015 to 05/01/2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 London 04/15/2015 to 05/01/2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 London 04/15/2015 to 05/01/2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015 London 04/15/2015 to 05/01/2015
E2's for the Love of Art Bologna 10/05/2013 to 10/25/2013
E2's for the Love of Art Bologna 10/05/2013 to 10/25/2013
E2's for the Love of Art Bologna 10/05/2013 to 10/25/2013
E2's for the Love of Art Bologna 10/05/2013 to 10/25/2013
E2's for the Love of Art Bologna 10/05/2013 to 10/25/2013
E2's for the Love of Art Bologna 10/05/2013 to 10/25/2013
The Art of the RECORD REVIEW, Rollingstone New York 09/01/2011 to 10/22/2011
The Art of the RECORD REVIEW, Rollingstone New York 09/01/2011 to 10/22/2011
The Art of the RECORD REVIEW, Rollingstone New York 09/01/2011 to 10/22/2011
The Art of the RECORD REVIEW, Rollingstone New York 09/01/2011 to 10/22/2011
The Art of the RECORD REVIEW, Rollingstone New York 09/01/2011 to 10/22/2011
The Art of the RECORD REVIEW, Rollingstone New York 09/01/2011 to 10/22/2011
INGRES et Les Modernes Montauban 07/03/2009 to 10/04/2009
INGRES et Les Modernes Montauban 07/03/2009 to 10/04/2009
INGRES et Les Modernes Montauban 07/03/2009 to 10/04/2009
INGRES et Les Modernes Montauban 07/03/2009 to 10/04/2009
INGRES et Les Modernes Montauban 07/03/2009 to 10/04/2009
INGRES et Les Modernes Montauban 07/03/2009 to 10/04/2009

Achievements & Awards

Competition name Organizer Position Date
Premio Internazionale d'Arte Filatelica Religiosa 2013 San Gabriele Winner Sun, 09/22/2013
SPD 2005 American Society of Publication Designers Winner Fri, 11/11/2005
Italian Art Directors Club 1995 Italian Art Directors Club Winner Sun, 11/12/1995
ILLUSTRATORS American Society of Illustrators Winner Sun, 05/01/1994
ILLUSTRATORS American Society of Illustrators Winner Wed, 03/02/1988

Press

Article Title Publication Title Date
Designing a New Vatican City Stamp: An Interview with Artist Marco Ventura Vatican Notes, number 364 Tue, 05/19/2015
Marco Ventura Picame Thu, 06/05/2014
2011 Vatican City List and Mahler Commemoratives Artist Essays and Interview. Vatican Notes , number 353 Sun, 09/09/2012
Marco Ventura Communication Arts, issue 381 Thu, 06/30/2011
Marco Ventura 3x3 , Issue number 11 Mon, 11/03/2008
Ho venduto 200 milioni di francobolli Corriere della Sera MAGAZINE Thu, 12/20/2007
Parlano Italiano gli angeli musicanti del Natale Inglese Cronaca Filatelica Mon, 12/10/2007
Design Royal Mail Special Stamps YEARBOOK 2007 Wed, 11/28/2007
Showroom: Marco Ventura Novum Sat, 03/31/2001