Nina Fuga is a London based illustrator who was raised in Venice, Italy. A graduate of the Royal College of Art Nina works across various media ranging from drawing to moving image. Her drawings are influenced by literature, inspired by travel and the restless search for the exotic that has been a fascinating and omnipresent part of her upbringing. Alongside her creative career Nina teaches Illustration at University of Brighton and Kingston University London. Selected achievements: John Norris Natural Forms Drawing Prize RCA, WPP Atticus Cover Design Prize, Special Mention at Venice International Short Film Festival - Circuito Off (2010), and work is included in private collections worldwide. Clients include Penguin Books, Random House, Vogue UK, Collette Dinnigan, The World of Interiors, Condenast Traveller, Wired, The Ride Journal.
As drawing is to me like a journey, my blog functions as a sketchbook and as a space where to collect exerts of writings and visual documentation of places I visit and people I meet.
My blog dedicated to travel is:
Born in Venice, Italy 1983. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, Irene Fuga has been working as an artist based in London. Her practice deals with human behaviour and its restless search of the exotic, exploring these themes in both drawing and moving image.
Selected achievements include: John Norris Natural Forms Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art Travel Grant, WPP Atticus Cover Design Prize, Special Mention at 2010 edition of Circuito Off – Venice International Short Film Festival, & work is included in private collections worldwide.
Irene has worked as Associate Lecturer in various educational institutions including:
2011/13 University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
2010 London Metropolitan University, London, UK
University of East London, London, UK
2007 Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK
2006 Liceo Artistico Statale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Irene's first short film Pica, has been selected from Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London for a screening of artists working with animated drawing in 2012. Pica has also been part of the official selection of numerous International Film Festivals, such as Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010, Circuito Off - Venice International Short Film Festival and Mestre Film Fest 2010.
2014 Lenguajes en la Tierra, Quindio, Colombia, CO
2013 Ministry of Love, Guest Projects, London, UK
2012 Animated Drawing: screening of works by emerging artists, Parasol Unit Foundation, London, UK
Ash Hush Hash (group exhibition) Havelock13, London, UK
Muro di China, (group exhibition), Eva Menzio, Torino, Italy
2011 Madeinfilandia (group exhibition), Arezzo, Italy
2011 Ceramica Racconti Illustrati (group exhibition), Shop Saman, Milan, Italy
2010 Unfolding Narratives (solo show), Casa del Cinema, Venice, Italy
RCA Secret Exhibition Royal College of Art, London, UK
2009 LISTE 09 The Young Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland
2008 Visual Editor (group exhibition) Royal College of Art, London, UK
2007 4.Berliner Kunstsalon Berlin, Germany 2006 Drawn Out, Gallery 17 Jaguar Shoes, London, UK
Film Festivals include:
2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010 Circuito Off - Venice International Short Film Festival, Special Mention
2010 Mestre Film Fest