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Elisa Talentino was born in Ivrea (Turin, Italy) in 1981. She is an Italian artist working with illustration, painting, printmaking and animation.

She realized illustrations for The New York Times, The Washington Post, La Repubblica, Il Corriere, La Stampa, Mondadori, Einaudi, Bur-Rizzoli, Bompiani, Il Saggiatore, Edizioni e/o, Goethe Institut amongst many others.

She won for two consecutive years (2017/2018) the Gold Medal of 3×3 Mag Professional Show of New York and has been selected in international illustration competitions such as Ilustrarte (2014), Bologna children book fair (2015) and Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition (2019 and 2020). 

In 2017 she realized the animated short film Dandelion, from which the homonymous book (Lazy Dog Press, 2018) was published. She published also Le jardin d’hiver (Print About Me, 2013), Bendata di stelle (Inuit Editions, 2014), Metamorphosis (La Grande Illusion, 2016), il tramonto birmano (Add Editore, 2016).

Her new children’s book with text by Sara Gamberini, published for the Topipittori publishing house, was released in October 2020.

She lives and works in Turin.

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