Francesco Poiana

(Cividale del Friuli, Italy, 1990) is a London-based illustrator and painter. He explores and mixes diverse storytelling media: illustration, painting, animation and printmaking. His research currently focuses on Painting and Illustration, including commissions for museums and documentary films. Francesco has recently collaborated with fashion studios such as “Hermione de Paula” and international brands like “Campari”.


-2020 Drawing Year – “Royal Drawing School”, London

-2019 Graduated in MA Fine Arts at “Central Saint Martins”, UAL, London -2016 Graduated in Painting at the “Fine Arts Academy of Rome”

-2010 Graduated at the Artistic high school “G.Sello” in Graphics Arts, Udine

Working experience

2018/2020 – Lead tutor, Expressive Life Drawing, “Art Stables”, Finchley, London 2018/2020 – Lead tutor, Painting and Drawing Techniques, “Art Stables”, London. 2019 – Guest Tutor, Graphic Design Portfolio, “Central Saint Martins”, UAL

2018 Storyboard artist and Illustrator for “Rover Dream Productions”, London
 2018 /2019 Part-time Short Course Assistant, Central Saint Martins College, UAL, London 2017 Fashion Illustrator for Hermione de Paula Studio, London

2016 Drawing assistant for Architecture course at “Roma Tre University”, Italy
 2015-2020 Freelance Artist and Illustrator, Italy/London

2015 Illustrator for “Armando Curcio Editore” Italy

Exhibitions and Projects

2020 – “Emerging Talents Exhibition” – Messums, Mayfair. London

2020 -“London Art Fair 2020”- Messums Gallery. London

2019 – Freelance Artist for the project “N100” Campari, London/Milan

2019 – “Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair” – Award Winner ’19 . London

2019 – 7th Guanlan International Print Biennal, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen. -2018 Printmaking Category Award “Jackson’s Emerging Artist prize”. London

2018 “Postgraduate Art Auction”, Lethaby Gallery. London
2018 Art residency- Printmaking studio. “Stamperia d’arte Albicocco”, Udine, Italy 2018 Collective Exb- “Air“- Ravinkar Gallery, Ljubljana
2017 Vladis Buss Plain Air Artistic Residency and Exhibition at “Mark Rothko Centre”, Latvia. 2016 Solo Show, “Amenei Gallery”, curated by Parione9 Gallery. Sicily