Ilaria Perra is a mixed media artist, with a degree in Fashion Design Womenswear BA (Hons) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (2001), a National Diploma in Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art (1998) and Design and a Diploma in Graphic Design from Shillington College (2014).
Awarded the 2001 Collins Barnes Drawing Prize for her digital illustrations and invited to teach as an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins for over 15 years, specialising in Adobe Illustrator and CAD for fashion design. Her digital illustrations were showcased in fashion design and digital fashion illustration publications.
She is very passionate about mono printing and mark-making, she has produced a vast amount of prints suitable for both fashion and interior design.
Most of her work is characterised by an experimental approach through the manipulation of surfaces, exploring ways to inject energy, adding textures and movement, whether working with traditional media, such as acrylic mono printing and mark making on glass and paper or creating tactile digital art on brushed aluminium Dibond.
Her aluminium art panels were exhibited and sold at Clerkenwell Design Week and 100% Design at the Olympia in London.
Her distinctive work as an artist and designer is the result of many years of studying and experimenting; from watercolours, botanical illustrations, portraiture through to silkscreen, heat transfer printing, mono printing, pottery, ceramic decoration, surface design and art therapy.
The main inspiration for her work is Nature, tribal art, dance and technology. Ilaria is an avid learner and traveller, a qualified yoga teacher, a tribal fusion belly dancer and a freelance print and graphic designer.
Founder and director of Stilelibero and the creator of The Original Cork Yoga Mat.