Elisa Tonini was born in Campiglia Marittima (Li) on 26th of March 1970.
She studied at the Academy of FIne Art in Florence and graduated under the guidance of Rodolfo Ceccotti for engraving and Adriano Bimbi for painting.
She attended as a scholarship holder the International School of Specialization in Printmaking “Il Bisonte” of Florence, earning the professional qualification as engraver and printmaker.
2007 Donation of commemorative etching depicting the poet Giosuè Carducci in occasion of the centenary of the poet’s death at the Museum Archive City of Castagneto Carducci (LI).
2008 Diploma of Associate Restorer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.
since 2008 She is present with her works in the Archive of the Italian Engravers of Bagnacavallo (Ra)
2008 “Art Woman” Province of Livorno
2008 Group exhibition of graphics in Livorno at Banco die Pegni / Bottini dell’olio
2008 National Competition of Graphic Art of Padova
2008 Obtained Diploma of Associate Restorer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence
2008 Organizer and curator of the graphic exhibition for the “Età Libera University of Florence”
2008 Competition of graphics “City of Pescia” (PT)
2008 Almanac 2009 “Italia Nostra” Reggio Emilia
2008 “Premio Mestre” (VE)
2008 Group exhibition of graphics in the Historical Archive of the City of Florence – Palazzo Bastogi
2009 “Premio Acqui” International Biennial of Engraving (AL)
2009 Degree of color etching at the International School of Specialization for the Graphic Arts “Il Bisonte” of Florence.
2009 Group exhibition “Il Bisonte sono io!” – Art editions of Il Bisonte at the National Central Library of Florence.
2009 Assistant training course in art therapy from the Scuola di Luca, at the International School of Specialization for the Graphic Arts “Il Bisonte” in Florence.
2009 Printmaking workshop at California State University in Florence “Art Clash” by Marsha Steinberg and Rolando Bellini.
2009 Personal exhibition at the civic center of Bolgheri (Li) under the patronage of the City of Castagneto Carducci (Livorno).
2009 Group Exhibition of Graphics at the ‘Historical Archives of the City of Florence – Palazzo Bastogi
2010 VI Biennal of Engraving Contemporary Italian “City of Campobasso”
2011 II Biennal of Contemporary Engraving “City of Bassano del Grappa”
2011 II Graphic Exhibition “Alchimia dei Segni” Gadarte gallery, Florence
2011″Premio Arte 2012″ Cairo Editore
2011 “Nunez Prize”, Spain
2013 Present in the fourth repertoire of Italian engravers
2013 Group exhibition ” Coincidenze. Incisione contemporanea itinerante”
2013 Group exhibition “In mezzo all’arte”, Palazzuolo sul Senio (FI).
2013 Group exhibition “Un mare d’inchiostro. Trent’anni della Scuola d’Arte Grafica Il Bisonte” at the Exhibition Hall of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence.
2008 – 2012 Laboratory Assistant at the International School of specialization for the Graphic Arts “Il Bisonte” of Florence.
From 2013 Teacher at the International School of Specialization for the Graphic Arts “Il Bisonte” in Florence for the Free Time Etching Course
Since June 2014 teacher for the kids etching course at the International School of Specialization for the Graphic Arts “Il Bisonte”