Was born in 1977 in Florence, where she graduated with 110 cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts with Prof. Gustavo Giulietti - Painter School.

 In addition to 40 exhibitions Isabella Staino was responsible for:


With Sergio Staino, Isabella illustrated Adriano Sofri’s books:

« Racconto di Natale (Christmas Tale) » - Einaudi Ed., 2002

« Gli angeli del cortile (Courtyard’s Angels) »  - Einaudi Ed., 2003

« L’impero delle cicale (Cicadas’ Empire) » - Coconino Press Ed., 2004


Most Important Exhibitions of original plates:

Florence – Strozzi Palace

Massa – Malaspina Castle

Rome – Music Park Auditorium

Bologna - Sala Borsa Histroical Library


In 2013, illustrates the story "Isabella and the Shadow" by Antonio Tabucchi written for her in 2003.







Isabella realised set designs and costumes for the GOGMAGOG Acting Company. She has been Set Design and Costumes Assistant for the Opera Barga Festival.

On 29th May 2007, she participated with a living painting to the theatrical performance “ La Dafne- eutanasia di un amore (The Dafne – euthanasia of a love history) ” by Riccardo Massai, within the cycle “Myth and Archaeology” at the National Archaeology Museum of Florence.

She worked together with the Gaetano Ventriglia’s Theatre company for the piece “Non ho prospettive” (I do not have any outlooks) and “Otello, alzati e cammina” (Othello, get up and walk).


Within the Pitti Uomo 2011 edition, she participated at the Marc Ascoli’s performance “Vestirsi da uomo” (Dress up as a man) at Villa Favard in Florence, producing 4 large rabbit heads.


In 2011, she realised ​​one of the thirty tables painted by Italian artists selected by the Gallery “Monaci sotto le stelle” (Monks under stars) of Brescia – Italy for The Bowery House restaurant of New York.


On November 2nd, 2012 she created a live painting of 2x3 m at the Teatro Rossi Aperto of Pisa – Italy


In December 2012, she collaborated with EFFETTO COLLATERALE theatre company building a beast head for the Festival Caproniano of Livorno.


She has served the images of his paintings for the calendar Slow Food 2012, the book "L'angelo delle maree" by Antonella Bartolotti, the album "Per amor del cielo" by Bobo Rondelli, books by Francesca Papp, the theatrical season 2013 Theatre dell'Antella (FI).

Take part in the festival HAI PAURA DEL BUIO?2013 organized by Manuel Agnelli.




2002 - Isabella Staino – Ali Ed.

2010 - Isabella Staino -2003/2010

2013 - “Isabella e l’ombra”(2003) di Antonio Tabucchi

Vittoria Iguazu Editora

2014 -Catalog of the exhibition “Pensare per colori”, Paris.

2015 -Isabella Staino 2011/2015

Vittoria Iguazu Editora


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