Olimpia Zagnoli (Montecchio Emilia 1984) is an illustrator and multidisciplinary artist; her art has appeared internationally in a variety of printed formats, as well as in galleries and children’s books, in branding campaigns and subway stops.
Her illustrations have been featured, among others, in The New York Times, The New Yorker and Vogue Italia, and on book covers published by Penguin, Taschen and Feltrinelli. Her commercial clients include Elizabeth Arden, Barilla and Apple, and she has designed capsule collections and accessories for brands including Dior, Prada and Fendi. She is the co-founder of Clodomiro, a family-owned design line.
Her most recent published books include “Caleidoscopica”, a retrospective marking the first decade of her career and “L’Omino di Niente”, an illustrated children’s book written by Gianni Rodari.
Alongside her two-dimensional work, Olimpia has experimented with kinetic sculptures, neon design, music video and ceramics; this work has been exhibited internationally at galleries in Milan, Los Angeles and Düsseldorf, as well as in institutions such as Chiostri di San Pietro, in Reggio Emilia, and the Sejong Center in Seoul.
She lives in Milan in an apartment with a silver bathroom.