about “la reporter con la matita”

marinamisitiMy name is Marina Misiti and I am an Italian reportage artist. Also known as “la reporter con la matita“, I draw from life with an eclectic approach as a reporter, illustrator and anthropologist (I graduated with honours in Cultural Anthropology from La Sapienza University of Rome, with  specialist degrees both in Visual Anthropology and in Shamanism). For more than two decades I traveled and worked for newspapers, weekly/monthly magazines and books’ publishers – Mondadori, Electa, Rizzoli, Condé Nast, Hachette Rusconi, etc.

I have had exhibitions at home and abroad:

    • 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 her 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. 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). And as a travel blogger, from 2008 to 2015 I’ve run the successful blog Donneconlavaligia


For updates on my latest projects, see the blog: www.traccedinchiostro.com


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