Maria Pina Bentivenga is an artist originally from the province of Matera and began her professional training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She graduated in 1995 with Duilio Rossoni, with whom she established a relationship of collaboration for the following years.
Her artistic research moves from love for the graphic sign, for pure design and for the calcographic incisions. Her exhibitions are appreciated both in Italy and abroad and some of her recordings are a part of the corpus of the collections of the Albertina in Vienna and the Institute for Graphics in Rome.
She is a founding member of Atelier InSigna in Rome, a cultural association that deals with the creation and dissemination of the Artist’s Books and Graphic Art.
She is on the board of the Contemporary Engraving Association and on the board of the International Renate Herold Czaschka Foundation.
Her passion for art also reserves itself on the front of the teaching of special graphic techniques and art graphics at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts) and engraving techniques at the School of Ornamental Arts of the municipality of Rome St. James.
She holds specialist engraving workshops, on the Letterpress and on the Artist Book.