GERMANO OVANI ILLUSTRATIONS

ABOUT GERMANO

Germano Ovani is an Italian illustrator who lives and works in Edinburgh.
His artistic training took place mainly in Urbino (Italy) where he studied Art at the School of Art, and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1997 he began to be interested in the illustration of children’s books.
After having obtained his first commissions from various Italian publishers, in 1999 he started an MA dedicated to the Illustration of Children’s Books at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, (United Kingdom). Since 1998 he has published more than 35 titles in Children’s and Youth Literature, collaborating with publishers from diverse countries, European and otherwise..

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008: Europaische Kinder - und Jugendbuchmesse Saarbrucken, Germany
  • 2008: Alumni Exhibition, School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
  • 2007: A Bunch of Peculiars, North Edinburgh Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006: Solo Exhibiton, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006: Solo Exhibition, North Edinburgh Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006: A Bird’s eye view, Italian Institute, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2005: A Bunch of Peculiars, School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
  • 2004: A Bunch of Peculiars, Centro Promozione Cultura Italiana, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2004: Bravo! Italian Illustration Exhibition: Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2000: Master’s Exhibition, School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
  • 2000: Master’s Exhibition, School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
  • 1999: Illustrators 1999, Competition/Exhibition, Il Battello a Vapore, Piemme Junior,   Comune di Verbania, Italy
  • 1998: Arrivano i Mostri, 4° International Competition of Children’s Books Illustrations, Città di Chioggia, Italy
  • 1995: ArteViva, International Exhibition/Laboratory: Artists from Academies of Barcelona, London, Milan, Paris and Urbino; Città di Senigallia, Italy
  • 1995: Athema, Youth Art Exhibition, Città di Fano, Italy