Children’s book illustration
Roberta Angaramo was born in Fossano in 1974 and lives and works in Bossolasco, in the Upper Langa area, in Piedmont.
She studied at the High School of Arts of Cuneo and, then, at the European Institute of Design of Turin; she improved her painting skills in the studio of Francesco Preverino, an artist from Turin, and by attending the seminars of the International School of Illustration of Sarmede (TV).
In 1997, the illustrations she created for the book “Notte da Favola” were awarded the First UNICEF International Prize - Chioggia (VE) and were published by the Teatrio Association.
From that moment on, she started working as a children’s book illustrator and she has currently worked on over fourty books published by the world’s most popular publishing houses, including RCS libri, Editori Riuniti, Giunti, Grimm Press (Taiwan), Gakken (Tokyo), Sun Ya Publications (Hong Kong), Simon&Schuster NY, Holiday House NY, Purple Bear Books (NY), Baumhaus, Coppenrath, Aracari, Gullane, Franklin Watts and Parragon UK.
Her books have been published in Italy, the US, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Brazil and Finland.
Her illustrations have been presented in collective and personal exhibitions in Italy, the US, Taiwan, Germany, France, Japan, the UK, Iran and Brazil.
Among the most important exhibits are the various editions of the International Illustration Exhibition of Sarmede, where some of her works have been selected, as well as “I Colori del Sacro” (“Colours of the Sacred”), an exhibit that has been organised by the Diocesan Museum of Padua for many years now. In 2004, she participated in the Italian Festival of Taiwan and, the next year, to the travelling collective exhibit called Sirenette di carta e soldatini di inchiostro (Paper mermaids and ink toy soldiers), organised by Andersen magazine in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Policies of the Province of Rome to celebrate 200 years from the birth of Hans Christian Andersen. In 2006, she was invited to the illustration festival named Illustrissimi, held at the “Villa Franceschi” Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Riccione.
She also created the official logo of the first edition of “TIBE – Taipei International Book Exhibition” (2004), during which a monographic retrospective was dedicated to her works, exhibited along with those of the best Italian illustrators.
In 2012, she participated in the 54th VENICE BIENNALE, ITALIAN PAVILLION.
She collaborates with Giulio Coniglio magazine, published by Panini Editore, and the American magazines Lady Bug (published by Carus Publishing) and Highlights Magazine, from which, in 2015, she received The 2014 Pewter Plate Award for best illustration.