about me

marinamisitiAnthropologist, reporter, illustrator based in Rome, Italy, also known as “la reporter con la matita“, I draw and write with an eclectic approach. Masters degrees in Cultural Anthropology, from La Sapienza University of Rome, and trained in Creativity Coaching, in the last decades I worked for the major Publishers – Mondadori, Electa, Rizzoli, Condé Nast, Hachette Rusconi, Rai, etc. in magazines, newspapers and books.

Then I started to hold my workshops on Creativity and drawn explorations, and to exhibit my works worldwide:

    • Italy, Rome, MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma), workshop/show event “In & Out”, 2019
    • Spain, MadridIstituto Italiano di Cultura, Drawing-on-location Event/Poetry Map, 2018
    • Egypt, Alexandria, Eight International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Group Show by IIC Cairo, 2018
    • Macedonia, Skopje, #99FILES, Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, 2018
    • Italy, Rome, Risonanze, Arteealtro Nomadic Gallery, 2018
    • Italy, Rome, Mod’Arte, Arte in Regola Gallery, 2018
    • Egypt, Luxor, Luxor Cultural House, Group Show by IIC Cairo, 2017
    • Italy, Villapiana (CS), “Digital Doors Festival”, #grafieurbane Solo Show, 2017
    • Egypt, Cairo, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Group Show, 2017
    • Spain, Madrid, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, #grafieurbane Show Event, 2016
    • Italy, Rome Open Studio, “Urban Sketches Collection”, 2014
    • Great Britain, London “fLIP” Show/Event, 2011
    • USA, New York, Callahan Gallery, St. Francis College Brooklyn, “Perspectives On Time”, 2011
    • Brazil, Florianopolis, “Strati velati”, 2011
    • USA, New York, Durst Gallery, “New Visions”, 2011
    • Brazil, Brusque, Rome-by-bus 87/70, 2011
    • USA, New York, Macy’s Herald sq, “A Woman’s World”, 2011
    • Italy, Latina, Laranarossa Gallery, 2011
    • USA, New York, Manhattan Borough President Gallery, “The Art of Commerce”, 2010
    • Italy, Rome, ViaGiulia95 Gallery, “MUP Project”, 2009
    • Italy, Sabaudia (LT), Emilio Greco Museum, “MadPhoto Donna”, 2009
    • Italy, International Photo Festival of Corigliano Calabro, “MUP Project”, 2008

* In Juin 2016/October 2018 I was artist-in-residence at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid


CUBA, 1990. The old man, the sea, and one of my first assignments as visual reporter with Gregorio Fuentes, the model for Ernest Hemingway’s fisherman Santiago (in “The Old man and the Sea”)

I’ve been listed on WomenWhoDraw directory, and awarded numerous prizes  for my reportages. As a travel blogger, I’ve run (2008-2015) the successful blog Donneconlavaligia.

I”m the author of: “Con le mani, con i piediMONDADORI ELECTA Ed, 2015; “Ho cambiato la mia vita”, MONDADORI ELECTA Ed, 2013; three Limited Edition art-books (New York, Tokyo, London), 2010, and “Donne con la valigia: A Little Guide to the Art of Stylish Travelling”  (ASTRAEA Ed, 2009).

To be updated on my projects and workshops, see: www.traccedinchiostro.com


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