I’m Lorena Spurio, an italian illustrator based in Rome.
I was born in Reggio Calabria but then
I lived in Madrid, Barcelona, Turin and Milan.
I studied literature and art history but then I fell madly in love with illustration.
Proud alumni of Mimaster Illustrazione 2022 (Milan).

I can’t say the number of times I listened to “Porcelain” by Moby.
Things that make me happy: drawing, breakfast, natural wines, books, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, comics, yoga, the moon. I like podcasts.
Slowly working on becoming a tarot reader.

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The New Yorker  /  The New York Times  /  Vox  /  Little White Lies Magazine  /  Teen Breathe Magazine  /  Anorak Magazine  /  Uppa Magazine  /  La Revue Dessinée Italia  / Quarto Publishing - Frances Lincoln /  Mondadori  /  HarperCollins Italia  /  DeAgostini Libri  /  Edizioni SUR


2024 / 
Bologna Children's Book Fair - Finalist 

2024 /
Society of Illustrators 66 - Book and exhibition (New York)

/ Posterheroes 12th editionFirst prize and Special Mention by Favini Papers - Exhibition and calendar (Turin, Italy)

2023 / 3×3 Annual 20 - Merit award

2023 / Premio Livio Sossi - Special Mention and exhibition

2023  /  Bologna Children’s Book Fair
“Italian Excellence. Illustrations for Italo Calvino” Exhibition (Melbourne, Nairobi, Ankara and Istanbul, Beijing, Cairo and Alexandria, Kinshasa, Washington, Sao Paulo, New York, Canberra, Beirut, Chicago, Bratislava, Montreal).

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