Artist

Dark Traditional Artist with the passion in representing Attitudes and Emotions

Stefania Russo is a Dark emotive artist, based in Italy. Born in August 1984. She's self-taught inspired to learned from the grand masters of contemporary Fantasy and Gothic art; after the studies as fashion designer and work as restore of antique furniture, she got the decision to work fully into Art World.
Her love for Horror genre, exploring attitudes, mental illness and behaviors from ordinary life or people till inspiration from dreams to folklore, give her way to represent them as "Dark Fairytales" in her surreal personal style.
Her art has been featured in various publications, like Avari Magazine, Templum Magazine, Pandaemonioum and Enchanted by Out Of Step Books publishing.
Stefania's currently working as freelance for commissions, participating in art global projects like 78 Tarot, exposure at Comicons and for group show at international galleries, like Penumbra Gallery (Lisboa, PORTUGAL), La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, USA) and Tangent Gallery (Detroit, USA).

 

"Stefania Russo is an Italian self-taught fantasy/gothic traditional artist who creates expressive, powerfully sexual work that combines, sorrow, hunger, lust and strength"
- The Wall Breakers


 



EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS ||  AWARDS & PRESS || CLIENTS & LICENSING

 

Exhibitions & Shows

Year 2019
- Exhibition in the group show at "20", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Danse Macabre", Memento Tea Gallery. ONLINE.
- Exposure at ZAPP! Festival, Pescara, ITALY.
- Exposure at Fiera Del Mistero, Desio (MB), ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "How Long Is Forever", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Centuries Decay", Memento Tea Gallery. ONLINE.
- Exhibition in the group show at "L'Inferno Di Dante Alighieri", Inmagine Fine Art. ITALY.
- Exposure at ALEcomics, Alessandria, ITALY.

Year 2018
- Exposure at Cartoomics, Milan, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Obra Prima", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exposure at Italian Doll Convention, Milan, ITALY.
- Exposure at NOVA - Cosplay Comics Games, Nova Milanese, ITALY.
- Exposure at ZAPP! Festival, Pescara, ITALY.
- Exposure at ALEcomics, Alessandria, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Lost In Wonderland", Virtual Art Gallery, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "The Coaster Show 2018: Volume Six", Gallery 30th South, California, USA.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Epeolatry", Auxilium Haus (formerly Alexi Era Gallery). Eugene, USA.

Year 2017
- Exhibition in the group show at "A Night At The Movies", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exposure at In Fantasy Land, Legnano, ITALY.
- Exposure at Cartoomics, Milan, ITALY.
- Exposure at Festival Del Fumetto, Milan, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "The 5th Annual Coaster Show", La Lez De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.
- Exposure at ALEcomics, Alessandria, ITALY.
- Exposure at Halloween Horror Show, Milan,  ITALY. -deleted event from management-
- Exhibition in the group show, at "Damned X". Detroit, USA.
- Exposure at Fumettopoli, Milan, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group Holiday Benefit Extravaganza show, at "Krampus Night". Detroit, USA.

Year 2016
- Exhibition in the group shows at "78 Tarot Nautical", Eight and Sand Gallery and subsequently Push/Pull Gallery. Seattle, USA.
- Exhibition in the group show at "8x8", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Breacking Borders - Spellbound", Tangent Gallery, Detroit, USA.
- Exhibition in the group show at "The Dark One", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exhibition in the group show at "The 4th Annual Coaster Show", La Lez De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.
- Exhibition in the group shows at "78 Tarot Carnival", Eight and Sand Gallery. Seattle, USA.
- Exposure at Torino Comics, ITALY.
- Exposure at Fumettopoli, Milan, ITALY.
- Exposure at Festival del Fumetto, Novegro, ITALY.
- Exposure at ALEComics, ITALY
- Exposure at iComix, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the charitable group show at "Untamed Fauna", Alexi Era Gallery. Oregon, USA.

Year 2015
- Exposure at Torino Comics, ITALY.
- Exposure at Arcadia Comix, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "INK.²", Tangent Gallery, Detroit. USA.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Breacking Borders - Elements", Tangent Gallery, Detroit, USA.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Freak Show", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exposure at Fumettopoli, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group show at "Memento Mori", Penumbra Gallery. Loures, PORTUGAL.
- Exposure at iComix, ITALY.
- Exposure at Clerici Cosplay & Comics, ITALY.
- Exhibition in the group shows at "78 Tarot Nautical", Eight and Sand Gallery and subsequently Push/Pull Gallery. Seattle, USA.
- Exhibition in the group Holiday Benefit Extravaganza show, at "Krampus Night". Detroit, USA.

Year 2014
- Exhibition in the group show, at "Damned VII". Detroit, USA.
- Exposure at Novara Manga Comics and Games. Novara, ITALY.
- Exposure at Arcadia Comics. Milano, ITALY.
- Exposure at Fumettopoli. Milano, ITALY.
- Exposure at iComix. Milano, ITALY.

Year 2012
- Exhibition at "100,1 Artists Project" -Art Take Miami 2012-, online group show at SCOPE Miami.
- Exposure at Artigianato Artistico, Bellinzago, ITALY.
- Exposure at Artigianato Artistico, Verbania, ITALY.

Year 2007
- Solo Show at Irene Art Café, Novara, ITALY.

Year 2006
- Solo Show at Irene Art Café, Novara, ITALY.


 

Awards & Press

Year 2019
- Global collaboration on: 78 Tarot for Elemental Deck: "5 of Swords" card.
- Featured on "The Horror Zine".
- Interview on "Artist's Circle of Hell" by Memento Tea Gallery.

Year 2018
- Global collaboration on: 78 Tarot for Mythical Deck: "10 of Swords" card.
- Interview on The Heroine's Journey.
- Cover magazine and featured on "The Horror Zine".

Year 2017
- Global collaboration on: 78 Tarot for Astral Deck: "5 of Cups" card.
- Released Coloring Book: "Bloody Tears", a collection of her Gothic&Horror lineworks.

Year 2016
- Global collaboration on: 78 Tarot for Carnival Deck -Cirque du Tarot-: "Eight of Swords" card.
- Featured on "Avari" Magazine - Twisted Holidays 2015
- Featured on "Enchanted" book by Out Of Step Books pubblishing.

Year 2015
- Interview on Spak@rt - Viscere nell'Arte.
- Featured on  Mega*Zine Lost & Found, issue 12/2015: "Seeds of Destruction".
- Released Artbook: "Fanhir's Illusory Art", a collection of her Fantasy&Gothic works.
- Global collaboration on: 78 Tarot for Nautical Deck: "Ace of Wands" card.
- Featured on "Pandaemonium: Devils, Demons & Monsters" book by Out Of Step Books pubblishing.
- Daily Deviation on deviantART.com "SelFie Porn" with review: "SeLfie PoRn by StefaniaRusso makes a blunt statement in the artist's own unique and compelling style."

Year 2014
- Daily Deviation on deviantART: Fear Of The Dark
- Article on The Wall Breakers.
- Article on Wocozome Magazine.
- Interview and Feature on Last Laugh Magazine 8th Issue.
- "Fear Of The Dark" artwork (lineart) pubblished on "Brain Celebration" Coloring Book by Ellen Million.

Year 2013
- Featured Portfolio on Shadowness.com.
- Article on Twohundredby200 Magazine 8th Issue.
- Interview and Feare on Templum Digital Art Collection Magazine 6th Issue.
- Daily Feature on Shadowness.com: Dia De Los Muertos
- Daily Feature on Shadowness.com: Take A Look Outside The Gaze

Year 2012
- Selected for 100,1 Artists Project -Art Take Miami 2012- powered by See Me online exposure at SCOPE Miami 2012.
- Interview on Shocaseme.
- Interview on Artist Corner.
- Feature on The Art Is Life.
- Interview and Feature on Japanimando Magazine 19th Issue.
- Daily Deviation on deviantART.com: Requiem For The Innocence with review: "The rapacity of death and a Requiem For The Innocence; watercolors and ink from LadyFanhir"
- Daily Feature on Shadowness.com: Midnight Masquerade

Year 2011
- TBA (Today's Best Awards Showcase) on Zazzle: Genie In A Pumpkin
- Daily Featured on Shadowness.com: Winter's Song
- Daily Deviation on deviantART.com: Tattoo - Angel with review "Behold the beauty and grandeur of the angel holding a Triquetra symbol and a sword. This intriguing tattoo design is hand-drawn and presented in a very lovely way"

Year 2010
- First place on Terazed's Contest "Draw my Original character Altair" on deviantART.com

Year 2007
- First place on Mythicphoenix's Contest "Draw my Original Character Mythic" on deviantART.com


 

Clients & Licensing

Stores, pubblic clients and graphic companies (in addition to private commissions):
- Ellen Million Graphics
- 2012-2015, no longer available. Licensed tube files for The PsP Project, UpYourArt and Dreamscapeimaging
- Zazzle.com (2010 - 2016. No longer available)
- deviantART.com Store
- RedBubble
- Nuvango (2014-2015. No longer available)
- Camaloon (2013-2015. No longer available)
- "Quotidiano di Ventura" RPG game - Characters Design
- Design by Humans
- 2015-2018 Modify Watches
- Society6