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 Date
The ART of DER SPIEGEL, Shanghai Shanghai 12/07/2007 to 12/27/2007
The ART of DER SPIEGEL, Shanghai Shanghai 12/07/2007 to 12/27/2007
The ART of DER SPIEGEL, Shanghai Shanghai 12/07/2007 to 12/27/2007
The ART of DER SPIEGEL, Shanghai Shanghai 12/07/2007 to 12/27/2007
The ART of DER SPIEGEL, Shanghai Shanghai 12/07/2007 to 12/27/2007
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Bonn Bonn 03/14/2007 to 04/13/2007
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Bonn Bonn 03/14/2007 to 04/13/2007
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Bonn Bonn 03/14/2007 to 04/13/2007
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Bonn Bonn 03/14/2007 to 04/13/2007
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Bonn Bonn 03/14/2007 to 04/13/2007
NEW ARRIVALS New Voices in Illustration London 09/17/2006 to 09/23/2006
NEW ARRIVALS New Voices in Illustration London 09/17/2006 to 09/23/2006
NEW ARRIVALS New Voices in Illustration London 09/17/2006 to 09/23/2006
NEW ARRIVALS New Voices in Illustration London 09/17/2006 to 09/23/2006
NEW ARRIVALS New Voices in Illustration London 09/17/2006 to 09/23/2006
The Art of DER SPIEGEL, New York New York 12/07/2005 to 01/07/2006
The Art of DER SPIEGEL, New York New York 12/07/2005 to 01/07/2006
The Art of DER SPIEGEL, New York New York 12/07/2005 to 01/07/2006
The Art of DER SPIEGEL, New York New York 12/07/2005 to 01/07/2006
The Art of DER SPIEGEL, New York New York 12/07/2005 to 01/07/2006
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Basel Basel 09/30/2005 to 11/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Basel Basel 09/30/2005 to 11/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Basel Basel 09/30/2005 to 11/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Basel Basel 09/30/2005 to 11/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel, Basel Basel 09/30/2005 to 11/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel Stuttgart 09/02/2005 to 09/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel Stuttgart 09/02/2005 to 09/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel Stuttgart 09/02/2005 to 09/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel Stuttgart 09/02/2005 to 09/20/2005
Die Kunst Des Spiegel Stuttgart 09/02/2005 to 09/20/2005

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