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Diamanti Elisabetta



Elisabetta Diamanti was born in Rome where she lives and works.
Her training as an etcher begins in Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Arts) in Rome with Prof. G. Strazza and in Istituto Nazionale per la Graca (National Institute for Graphic Arts) where she attends a biennial course of research and experimentation on etching and a master on graver with Prof.  J.P. Velly.
She has been teacher of etching at the Academy of Arts in Viterbo since 1996 to 2006 and has taught at the Superior School of Arts S. Giacomo in Rome from 1996 to 2002, from 2008 to 2013. In 1997 to 2003 she attends as an “Artist in Residence” at the International Graphic Centre Frans
Masereel - Kasterlee (Belgium).
Within SOCRATES programme she is responsible of a workshop on etching at the Ecole Régional de Beaux Arts de Nantes (France) 1998, then on rubbing in Bilbao (Spain) 1999. In June 2000 she holds a seminar on “The cosmatesc oors of the inferior abbey in Castel S. Elia in Tuscia” at the faculty of arts in Granada (Spain).
During the summer 2004 she attends an Atelier Collectif at Cité International des Arts in Paris (France).
She is invited in july 2009-2010-2011 at Casa Falconieri lab in Cagliari, working on the project “Sperimentazione e Ricerca” with a work-shop on artist-book.
In May 2010 she is responsible a work-shop on artist book at Papirmuseet Selkigorg. President of jury XXIV Fibrenus etching award, curated by Loredana Rea at Museo Civico, Sora, Frosinone 2010.
In 2011 she is winner " X PREMIO ACQUI " etching award with APPARENZA and in 2012 Premio Bonanno fot the etching BANANO I Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, U.S.A bought her work STAMI. The Print Civic Collection of Sassari bought her work CARBORUNDUM from the folder PISTILLI & SEMI.
Works as assistant teacher together with G. Napoleone in Primo Segnare, course in the project Progetto Didattica 2011/2012 at S. Lucas Accademy in Rome holds G. Strazza.
In may 2012 she is responsible a work-shop on artist-book at University Warminsko-Mazurski , Olsztynie - Poland.
She is invited in July 2012 at Atelier EMPREINTE, Luxemburg for work-session.
Organizes seminars about etching in different places.
Since 1995 she has enriched the relation Matrix-Support-Shape by creating her books of artist in limited editions made of hand-made paper. BNL has selected and bought the matrix and the print run of TRAME ENTOMOLOGICHE V at the printing house “Il Bulino” (Rome 1999) where it was also featured the series of triptych IL MEZZO DELLA MEMORIA (edition in 1/50 Arabic numbers, I/X Roman numbers, and 1/5 proofs of author on graphia paper (290g.) from SICARS.
In 2005 “Il Salice “ Locarno publishing house presents a portfolio with a etching STRUTTURE VEGETALI. In 2006 presents ISOLASOLA with a haiku from Tommaso Ottonieri for Agave Edizioni. In 2007 “Il Salice” presents the edition ORPHÉE with two etchings from Elisabetta Diamanti and a passage from Michael Seupher.“Orolontano Edizioni” presents LABIRINTI with a haiku from Fabio Scotto.
In occasion of the personal exhibition NERO DIAMANTI presented in Rome and Florence, “Casa Editrice Sallustiana” published the catalogue with excerpts from Ivana D’Agostino and Gianluca Murasecchi.
For the personale exhibition EDITIO VITAE in 2010 at Mendrisio (CH) a nine-piece edition was presented together with Maria Rosaria Valentini.
In 2010 she cooperates with the publish house Joseph Weiss in Mendrisio for a DIVAN named MATER with a poem from M.R. Valentini.
A cooperation with the edition “Il Bulino” of Sergio Pandolni and Primerio Bellomo is on the way for a book of artist FIORE DELLE DISTANZE.
Since 1993 her works are exposed in many solo and collective exhibition of engraving, nationaly and internationaly in: Poland, Spain, Finland, Norwey, USA, Korea, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Denmarc, Bulgary, Serbia, Germany, Luxembourg and Hungary. Her works are in many public collection both in Italy and abroad: Print Civic Collection A. Bertarelli in Milan, National Institute for Graphic Arts in Rome, Royal Art Museum Antwerp - B, Museum Villa dei Cedri Bellinzona - CH, The Friar Library in Lugano - CH, Lonsford Collection at Poerdue University - West Lafaiette - Indiana –USA, Museo Civico di Sassari-I. Foundation Artphilein Vaduz - Monaco - D.