Visual artist, illustrator, multidisciplinary media creative working full time in the animation and film industry (currently Warner Brothers). Developing drawing skills after playing online games, she eventually ventured into street art and life drawing sessions which helped develop a distinctive illustrative visual style. Wanting to seek international training and opportunities, she moved to London, UK in 2012 after completing a BA in art history from University of Malta. After focusing on developing a career in illustration during her first few years in London, she is now focused on her long term artistic goals, having her first solo exhibition at Hoxton 253 in 2021. Iella’s work is influenced by 90s animation, video games and nature. Most of her work is figurative and illustrative, often exploring themes of fantasy, climate change, existentialism and personal experiences. She is an avid sketchbook keeper and life drawing enthusiast.
Qualifications: BA Hons Art History (UOM) 2011 Diploma in art&design (Mcast) 2012 MA Communication design (Illustration) – Kingston university graduated 2013
Upcoming: Take me home part 3 (solo show), June 2022, M2 gallery, Sydney, Australia DYING PLANET, (solo show) September 2022, Spazzju Kreattiv, Malta
Past: Take me home part 2, (solo show) November 2021, Desko, Malta Take me home part 1, (first solo show) July 2021, Hoxton 253, London, UK
Group shows: The Nude ’21, Candid arts trust, London, UK Artna (Our Land) 2020, Online Larger than Life! 2020, Desko, Valletta Selfie 2014, Studio 104, Valletta Kingston University illustration MA group show 2013, London, UK Flow 2012, FLOW Showroom launch at: FLOW, Lija