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Elena Molinari

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Elena Molinari is an Italian-American illustrator and graphic designer based in Milan and Brussels. 

She works with clients worldwide on different kinds of illustrated projects.

After graduating in Graphic Design & Art Direction at Naba University in Milan, she worked in the field of advertising and graphic design.

In 2020, after a specialisation course at CFP Bauer institute in Milan, she decided to devote herself to illustration.

This choice led her to move to Brussels in 2021 to pursue a Master in Graphic Storytelling at Luca School of Arts. Through this experience she was able to create her first graphic novel 'On My Way Home'.

Solo Exhibitions

Piola Libri Bruxelles

From the 29th of November my works will be exhibited at Piola Libri, a bookshop and cultural space in the European district of Brussels.

Piola Libri, Brussels, Nov 2022

Group Exhibitions

Haiku Illustrati Exhibition

Exhibition held at Daruma Lab in Milano during the Open Studio 2023 event. 

Daruma Lab, Milano, 21/22 October 2023

Ripido Illustration Festival 

My illustration that won the gold medal in the Autori di Immagini 2023 competition will be exhibited together with the other winners from 7 July to 12 August during the Ripido Illustration Festival.

Casa Ragen, Brunico, 7Jul-12Aug 2023

Torino Graphic Days

The project "Un Telo Per Tog" I developed with my classmates at Cfp Bauer has been exhibited at Torino Graphic days 2022 in Turin.

Cavallerizza Reale, Turin

Il Coraggioso Pigafetta

I am among the 25 illustrators selected for the exhibition "Il coraggioso Pigafetta e il viaggio intorno al mondo" promoted by Illustri Festival.

Gallerie d'Italia, Vicenza, Sept 2022-Jan 2023

Juttu Store

I have been selected to exhibit my Master project "On My Way Home" at Juttu store.

Juttu store, Brussels, Jul - Aug 2022

AIAP Italia

My work has been selected for the exhibition "Osserva le Distanze / Esercita il Pensiero" by Aiap Italia

Spazio Ilisso, Nuoro, Sardinia, 2020 

Honors, Awards & Features

3x3 Magazine

My work won a Merit award at the 3x3 Magazine Illustration Show.


World Illustration Awards

I have been long listed by World Illustration Awards for their illustration competition 2023.


American Illustration 42

I have been chosen as a winner


Communication Arts

illustration competition

I have been shortlisted by Communication Arts for their illustration competition 2023.


Annual 2023 Autori di Immagini

I won a gold medal in Autori di Immagini's   Annual 2023 competition (student category).


Communication Arts

I have been selected by Communication Arts for their Student Showcase which will appear in their March/April 2023 issue.


Creative Quarterly 70th

My Illustration was selected as runner-up in Creative Quarterly 70th.


Tuig Magazine

My work has been featured on Tuig Magazine 5th edition and 7th edition.


Festa di Cinema del Reale

My work has been exhibited at "Sguardi e visioni del sud" exhibition during Festa di Cinema del Reale.

Castello Volante, Otranto, Apulia, 2020

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