Visual Artist

Cristiana Messina ( 1991) is a visual artist living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Originally from Italy, Cristiana has followed the artistic path since a very young age. She studied in Bergamo ( IT) in art college and in Milan ( IT) at IED , Institute of European (2d animation and Illustration); after finishing her studies in 2013 she divided between 2D animation, illustration for children, graphics and realisation of creative workshops for children.
She published her first Children picture book ” Meli Yang Ceria” in Sigapore in 2016 for Pustaka National Pte Ltd and soon after she decided to move to Edinburgh (UK) where the city gave her the opportunity to grow and evolve in fine arts.
She followed the year long Painting course at Leith School of Art, (Edinburgh) to progress her oil paint and fine arts technique .
Her illustrations have been selected for the AFCC Asian Festival os Children Content 2017, and recently her paintings were shortlisted for an international contest , Prisma Art Prize, Rome and for a big exhibition Art&Cavallo at Verona FieraCavalli.


Member of equine art collective and her paintings are for sale at:

Her works were at Leith collective during 2018/2019

Some of her works now are at Edinburgh Printmakers Shop


Meli Yang Ceria Children’s Picture book, under Pustaka National Singapore 2016/2017


Soldi d’artista Galleria Spazio Tadini , Milano 2012

Natale arte 2012, Milano

Natale Arte 2013, Boom, Milano

Mawa Stamperia D’Arte 2013 , Milano

YPS symposium and Inequality and Global Cities Exhibition , 2018 Edinburgh University

What Do We Learn From All Th1s? , Scottish Parliament , Edinburgh Sept 2019

Joseph Pearce’s Bar , Edinburgh 2019

Whisker Wine Bar Cafe; Edinburgh 2019

Leith school of Art Exhibition, Edinburgh June 2020

Shortlisted for Prisma Art Prize , Rome June 2020

Shortlisted for Prisma Art Prize, Rome Oct 2020

ART&CAVALLO Exhibition, Verona Italy Oct 2020