Rui Paolo Illustratore
Via Conchetta, 9 20136 Milano MI - Italia
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Finiti gli studi a Brera e all’Art Center College of Design di Pasadena ha cominciato da subito a lavorare come free-lancer in campo pubblicitario ed editoriale. Entrato nel Direttivo dell’Associazione Illustratori italiana nel 1992. Insegnante di tecniche dell’Illustrazione presso la scuola Arte e Messaggio del Castello - Milano 1994/95. Trasferito a Taiwan nel 1996 lavora così in particolar modo con la Grimm Press di Taipei. Sposatosi rientra a Milano nel 1999 ritornando a collaborare con il Direttivo A.I. ed acquista il primo cervello elettronico col quale ormai lavora in prevalenza, cercando però di usare spesso a tavolozza e pennelli. A fine 2000 nasce il figlioletto Leo che ne mantiene costantemente alti umore ed entusiasmo. Presidente dell’Associazione Illustratori italiana dal 2002 Docente di illustrazione editoriale presso l’Istituto Europeo di Design di Milano La lista di clienti e prodotti include: Air Europe, Alfa Romeo, Ariston, Audi, Centrale del latte di Milano, Clarks, Coccolino, Daikin, Danone, Dr.Scholl’s, Fanta, FIAT, Gardaland, Henkel, IBM, Mercedes, NEC, Panasonic, Peugeot, South African Airlines, San Pellegrino, Schweppes, e altri. In editoria ha lavorato per la Grimm Press, Carthusia Edizioni, Mondadori, De Agostini, Sperling & Kupfer, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, WWF e altri Hobby: una moglie, un bravo figlio, nuotare, andare in bici e respirare. Sogni: fare cartoni animati, guidare il dirigibile e andare su Marte.
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Paolo Rui - Illustrator, painter and creative soul born in Milano, Italy in 1962 Education 1985 - Degree in Painting at Milano’s Brera Academy of Fine Arts 1988/89 - Specialization in Illustration at Art Center College of Design - Pasadena, Ca - U.S.A. Honorary titles President of EIF 2011-2013 (now Vice President) – European Illustrators Forum, an organization including all major European Illustrators associations www.european-illustrators-forum.com President of the Italian Illustrators Association 2001-2005 www.autoridimmagini.it Member of the Italian Illustrators Association's Board of Directors since 1992 Exhibitions My works have been displayed in personal and collective exhibitions in Italy, France, Greece, Cuba, Hungary, England, USA, Iran and Taiwan. A few works are now part of private collections and one is included in the collection of the Granatieri di Sardegna Historical Museum in Rome. Recent exhibitions 2016 – “Island”, “島”– Let’s Art Gallery, Puli, Taiwan - Coincidences (巧 合) - Xianheng Hall Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan - Educa (ce) – Palazzo Istruzione – Rovereto - Milano Postcards (ce) – Spazio Lambrate, Milan 2015 HOME? - 翊綺藝術 - White Cube Cafe', Changhua - Taiwan - IMAGES for CLIMATE! - Associazione Autori di Immagini FB page (ce) - Monkey business - Open Box Art Stage, Taichung, Taiwan - Milano Postcards (ce) - Ted One Bar, Milan - Rione Cassero...in comics! (ce) - Palazzo Gentili Spinola, Foligno - HOME? - 翊綺藝術 - Let's Art Gallery - Puli - Taiwan - Cartografie dell'Immaginario (ce) - Pad. Chiarini Carletti, La Quercia, Viterbo 2014 - Diritti a Colori (ce) - Casa Mantegna - Mantua - Dove sogno? (Where do I dream?) - Giardino di Giada - Milan - Brand Art (ce) - Palazzo Isimbardi - Milan - Where do I dream? - Open Box Art Gallery, Taichung - Taiwan - Flights of Fancy 翊綺藝術 - YouYishu Art Gallery - Puli - Taiwan - Rione Cassero...in comics! (ce) - Palazzo Gentili Spinola, Foligno - Grimm Press (a retrospective) - National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts - Taichung, Taiwan - Art or Craft or somewhere in between? - Hsiuping University of Science and Technology - Dali, Taichung, Taiwan 2013 - Diritti a Colori (ce) - Palazzo Te' - Mantua - Annual Illustratori 2013 (ce) - Sala San Leonardo, Cannaregio - Venice - Aerial Inspiration - Open Box Art Gallery, Taichung - Taiwan - Paolo Rui at Musterring Store - Taichung Taiwan - Corpo di mille Balene (ce) - Atelier Zumart - Cantu' - Equilibrium - Anadema Hair Stylists - Milan (ce) - Collective exhibition ILLUSTRATION PUBLISHING - The list of publishers includes Grimm Press – Taiwan, Yuan Liou - Taiwan, Tian Xia - Taiwan, Charlesbridge Publishing – USA, Carthusia Edizioni, Mondadori, Sperling & Kupfer, Cideb-Black Cat, PBM, De Agostini, EDT – Italy, and others. ADVERTISING - The list of clients includes Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, FIAT, IBM, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Volkswagen, NEC, South African Airlines, Panasonic, Dr.Scholl's, Lancome, Taiwan Folk Village amusement park, Leo Foo Village Theme Park, Mattel, Clarks, Henkel, Disney, Heineken, San Pellegrino, Coca Cola, Danone, Gardaland, Speedo, Schweppes, Skype, Sony and more. NGO's - WWF, Emergency, Action Aid, the Jane Goodall Institute - Taiwan, The United Euro Bridge – UK, FuBon Art Foundation - Taiwan, AIL - Italian Leukemia Association, LILA - Italian AIDS Association, Animal Amnesty and others. ANIMATION - Short animations for advertising companies in Italy and Taiwan for TV and web, for clients such as Henkel, Bostik and Fubu store and worked on some personal projects now visible on Youtube. TEACHING AND LECTURING Guest artist on a documentary on arts and traditions of the Hakka minority in Taiwan. First broadcast on Hakka.tv in March 2016 Guest artist and speaker on the balance of Art and Craft in illustration - Hsiuping University of Science and Technology - Dali, Taichung, Taiwan – 2014 Teacher of introduction to professional practices in visual communication at Milano’s IED – European Design Institute - since 2005 Author of the 'Professional guide to editorial illustration' for the Italian Illustrators association AI and the illustration school Ars in Fabula, Macerata, Italy – 2010 Teacher of Illustration methodology at Milano’s NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts 2010 Professional counselor and advisor for the Italian Association of Illustrators AI – Since 2009 Teacher of Conceptual Illustration at Milano’s IED – European Design Institute since 2004 Teacher of Editorial Illustration at Milano’s IED – European Design Institute 2003-2004 Co-organiser of the Castle Tales illustration workshops (Milan, Trento) for FuBon Art Fundation Taiwan - 2004, 2006 Speaker on professional issues and fair practices for authors and illustrators at Bologna Children’s Book Fair for the Italian Illustrators Association and the European Illustrators Forum - since 2004 Speaker at the International Conference on Early Childhood Education on issues related to creativity and the artistic process. Hosted by the China Welfare Institute in Shanghai - 14-17 October 2001 Teacher of Illustration techniques at Arte e Messaggio Art School - Milano 1994/95 AWARDS AND GRANTS - Gold Medal Award in the "Self-promotion" section of AI Annual 2016; Gold Medal Award in the "Exhibitions" section of AI Annual 2015; ‘Awardeo’ Award for the video "Where do we go from here" on Vimeo, Sept. 2014; Second Prize at the International Illustration Competition "Colourful Rights - We are the future" 2014; First Prize at the international illustration competition “Beyond the line” 2010; Special Mention at the international illustration competition Bimbi Volanti (Flying Kids) 2008; Junior Library Guild 2009 for my book “Galileo and the Leaning Tower experiment” Charlesbridge Publishing, US; Italian Illustration Awards, Annual 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; II prize at the International Illustration Competition Torino City of Culture 2002; MEDIASTARS Prize 1996 for best billboard advertising illustration for NEC; Best Editorial Illustration Annual 2 - 1995; special award for the illustration competition "Coop: 150 years’ co-operation" 1995; twice selected for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 1999-2000. Fulbright scholarship 1988 to study at Art Center College of Design - Pasadena TECHNIQUES From traditional sketching, to acrylic and oil on canvas, but also digital, occasionally mixing techniques. Sculpting: clay, wood and other materials Other I am a very outgoing, energetic and active person. I enjoy socialising and my illustrations, paintings and stories are a little like me, always on the sunny side. I swim or jog on a daily basis and most of the time I move around by bicycle.