Independent Scholar and Artist (Italy)
Elettra GORNI was born in Suzzara, Italy, in 1967. After a MA degree in History of Modern Art at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, she worked as a cartoonist. Her Master thesis about "The satirical illustration in Italy in 1848" was awarded by the XXV Premio Satira Politica di Forte dei Marmi in 1997. In 2005 she began a new artistic journey that led her to enroll at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and to practice the Japanese xylography (moku hanga) and the sculpture. She attended, as invited artist, to the Nagasawa Art Park Residency (Awaji Island) in 2008, and studied moku hanga techniques directly from japanese masters. Currently living and studying in Milan, working as artist in her studio and as language's teacher (Italian and Latin) in high schools.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 7th International Worskhop (2019):
"Representation methods between Europe and Japan: exchanges and experimentations
crossing Japanese Xylography (mokuhanga) during XVIII and XIX Century"