Michela Buttignol was born in 1981 in Italy and raised in Sacile, a small town in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. After completing high school, she moved to Milan to attend IED Milano and graduated with a degree in illustration in 2003. Michela now lives in Brooklyn.
Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological fortitude has enabled her to branch across a variety of mediums. Her educational background include a degree in illustration and a Master in animation; she also recently attended the summer intensive studies program at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
In 2011, she moved to New York to become a freelance illustrator, and since has been featured in The New York Times, American Illustration 31, 3X3 Annual N.10, Jamie magazine, Illustration Age, Brain Pickings and an assortment of digital and print publications from around the world.
2015 ‘SOS’, Collective Exhibition curated by Tapirulan Association Cremona – Santa Maria della Pieta, Italy
2015 ‘Illustrators 57’, Society of illustrators NY, 128E63rd Street, New York, USA
2013 ‘Just Panic And Get It Over With’, 287 Spring Gallery, New York, USA
2012 ‘American Illustrator 31’, Angel Oresanz Foundation, New York, USA
2008 ‘So Fresh!’, Curated by Andrea Bruciati, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea L Spazzapan Gradisca d’isonzo. Spazio Comunicarte, Trieste. Monfalcone, Italy
2008 ‘Anteprima FVG’, SPAC Buttrio, Udine, Italy
2008 ‘Arrivals And Departures’, Sala Samona, Padova, Salon du Livre, Paris, Italy-France
2007 ‘A’, Collective Exhibition, Galleria Vastagamma, Pordenone, Italy
2003 ‘Il Cibo’, Intinerant Exhibition between Milan and Osaca, Osaka University of Arts, Biblioteca Sormani, Milano, Italy-Japan
Honours and Awards
Society of Illustrators: Illustrators 57 Exhibit and Book
American Illustration 31 and 34
3 x 3 The Magazine Of Contemporary Illustration