Spain born Felipe Colasanti Risco is half Italian and half Spanish. He studied at all’Accademia di Belle Arti Santa Isabel di Hungria in Seville, then moved to Barcelona in the 80’s where he attended the Escola d’Art I Disseny “Escola Massana”. In 1983 he moved to Rome and enrolled at the Istituto Europeo di Design graduating with 9/10. In Rome, where he currently lives, he became art director of various titles including “Viaggio in Italia”. He collaborates with the Department of Education Policies of the Municipality of Rome for creative projects. His artworks are exhibited in many Spanish and Italian galleries, his work is also featured by many museums in Italy as gift items, such as the legendary UFFIZI GALLERY MUSEUM, Florence, and the famous CAPITOLINE MUSEUM, Rome, the renowned GALLERIA BORGHESE, Rome, etc.
Felipe has collaborations with a wide spectrum of commercial brands, including iconic Italian luxury FENDI, legendary jewellery BULGARI, pioneer Italy lifestyle brand FIORUCCI, Japanese kidswear MUCHACHA, France renowned children shoes POM D’API, Holland famous artisanal tableware ROYAL GOEDEWAAGEN etc.
Through decades Felipe has got awards and accolades including 1st prize- CAJA DE AHORROS DE SEVILLA 1984. 1st prize- ARTKEYS PRIZE, Agropoli Italy 1992. 1st prize- ICIPICI contest Rome, 1999. 1st prize- PREMO NAZIONALE DI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA THENE, Vicenza, Italy 2019.
Felipe currently works independently in the film industry, a project including the documentary DJANGO & DJANGO, featured QUENTIN TARANTINO, premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2021. Felipe is also planning to publish projects for children and youth.