After studying graphic design at the ISIA of Urbino (Italy) and illustration at the Escola Massana of Barcellona, Liuna Virardi moved to Toulouse, France, where she now lives and works. In her work she strives to simplify forms and colors to create a balanced dialog with the white space surrounding the figures. She works with basic rubber stamps to create more complex shapes, completing the works digitally.
Liuna loves creating picture books, which she sees as a powerful tool for transmitting simple but important messages. The creative workshops she organizes for children have proven to be an essential experience in her book-making process as the interaction with the kids helps make her books come alive.
Her book Comment tout a commencé (éditions MeMo, 2017) was a finalist for the Prix Sorcières in 2018, and her works were selected in the Nami Book Festival in 2017, and the Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators' Exhibition in 2014. Her book ABC des peuples was awarded the White Raven Prize in 2016.
She received a grant from the CNL (Centre National du Livre) for her project I Wonder (Imagine) and was selected for an artist’s residency at Troyes for the same project. The book was published in October 2018 by L'Agrume.