Silvia Paparatti was born in Fiesole (Tuscany), April 1, 1983.
She comes from a family of artists: her grandmother, sculptor and painter, has a heavy influence on her nephew since childhood; the uncle has dedicated himself to the restoration of paintings at the Institute for Restoration in Rome; the aunt, particularly attracted by Eastern philosophies, has to her credit several exhibitions, both in Europe and in the United States.
In 2005, has graduated from the School of Comics in Rome, but over time her interest extends to the graphic arts in all their aspects. Then she joined the Academy of Arts in Rome, where she learns the visual arts and pictorial decoration to land, as a result, the world of graphics, which will become her privileged sphere of expression.
In 2010 she obtains a 1st cycle university degree in Decoration Arts. In November of the same year she joins the workshop “Primo segnare” held in San Luca National Academy (Rome) directed by Guido Strazza, one of the most important italian printmaker master of the twentieth century.
In 2012 she earned the 2nd cycle university degree in Graphic Arts with a special commendation, after witch she joins many courses of study and workshops of various printmaking techniques from Italy to France that grants her a remarkable mastery in woodcutting, no-toxic tecniques and Hayter method.
In May of the same year she attends a workshop held by Hector Saunier in the laboratory of the artists Manno and Rizzelli in Matera (Italy) about the tecnique developed by Stanley Whilliam Hayter, a british artist known for his innovative work in the development of viscosity printing (a process that exploits varying viscosities of oil-based inks to lay three or more colours on a single intaglio plate).
In summer of 2012 she goes in the “Opificio della Rosa” within a medieval castle in Montefiore Conca, where she attends a workshop of the printmaker artist Umberto Giovannini, granting her a better skill in wood engraving and learning the non-toxic tecnique.
After that workshop she continue her studies in Paris, visiting the “Atelier Contrepoint” directed by Hector Saunier and Juan Vallardes, a legacy left to them by Hayter.