Her artwork and poster design were selected to promote former First Lady Mrs. Barbara Bush’s “Story Time” in collaboration with Time Warner Inc. A number of her paintings have been used in national advertising campaigns in Italy and the USA including her ink illustrations and design of the book “Standing in the shadow of Motown” depicting the life and music of Motown legend James Jamerson.
Ilaria’s passion for art fueled her love to travel and live abroad. Her breadth of international experiences enhanced her creativity and gained her a clearer sense of self. Stripped of her ordinary surroundings and people, Ilaria created new work that was featured in exhibitions across the USA, Italy, France, Thailand, Macao and China.
During Ilaria’s years in Asia she had the unique opportunity to collaborate with renowned Chinese calligrapher Carlos Choi Chun Heng in the art exhibit “East meets West.”
After living almost 12 years in South East Asia, Ilaria moved back to the USA; this time to Miami. In 2018 and 2019 Ilaria exhibited her work at Art Miami/ Art Basel.
Her new artistic approach was influenced by living in foreign countries and using traditional medias; this is vividly apparent in her most recent works.
In line with her international art path, in 2018 Ilaria won the prestigious Maradiva Art Residency in the Mauritius Island organized by Arte Laguna Venice, Italy and the Basu Foundation for the Arts based in Kolkata, India.
In September 2020 Ilaria’s work was featured at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City; the groundbreaking art exhibition “The AD Art Show”.
January 10, 2021