Maria Marinelli

Maria Marinelli was born in Spoleto on May 23, 1992. At the age of three, she moved to Peru with her family. She returned to Italy alone at 19 to continue her artistic studies.

In 2014, she graduated in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia. Passionate about engraving, she continued her studies in Urbino, attending a one-year course in Edition and Illustration for Art Graphics, before returning to the Accademia in Perugia to complete her master’s degree in 2018.

Her life has been marked by various relocations: from Lima to Perugia, a temporary stay in Urbino, and then back to Umbria to settle on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. This constant movement reflects her desire to enrich her artistic experience.

A constant and strong theme in her research is the transformation of her personal relationship with the environment that surrounds her. Unusual, unknown, and foreign spaces gradually become an intimate presence that she feels compelled to materialize and represent. This process is expressed through the engraving, installations, artist’s books, and painting/collage.

In this diverse world of expression, Maria has participated in various exhibitions and artistic events, including: the Biennale del Libro d’Artista – II Edition in Padua (awarded), the collective exhibition of Digital Illustration Sete at the Fondazione Museo Civico in Rovereto, the exhibition Il libro d’artista nell’Arte Visiva contemporanea at the Museo delle Scritture Aldo Manuzio in Bassiano, and the 9° Premio Internazionale Biennale d’incisione Città di Monsummano Terme at Villa Renatico Martini – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento.

Currently, she continues her personal artistic research. She is part of the artistic collective Becoming X Art+Sound, participating in live drawing events such as Rinascimento in Galleria Live Drawing at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria; she is also a member of the collective Amarte, which seeks to bring art inspired by the surrounding territory. By observing and capturing the shapes and sensations conveyed by the Umbrian landscape, she translates them into textures on paper. She conducts art workshops for adults and children.