Stefano Spilli studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where he graduated in 1993.
As a scholarship holder, between 1988 and 1994, he attended the courses of Black and White Engraving and Color Engraving at the International School for Specialization in Printmaking “Il Bisonte” in Florence.
He was passionate about Bookbinding since he was young: he learned the first rudiments working at the bindery shop “La Sguardia” in Florence, later improving under the guidance of the book restorer Barbara Giuffrida Walker.
He taught Bookbinding at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata and for the Master degree of Illustration “Ars in Fabula”, linked to the Academy itself.
He also held Bookbinding Workshops at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone.
After teaching Engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata and Carrara, he now teaches Calcografia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.