Natalie Saiph Massone

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Natalie Massone Saiph was born in Genoa in 1976, she graduated at the Languages Highschool “G. Deledda” in 1995, after her graduation in Canada at 12th Grade Digby R.H., Nova Scotia, where she studied for a year, thank to a scholarship. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, where she obtained the diploma of laurea in Painting with 110/110+hons, in 1999. She followed a Master in Illustration at the Walt Disney Co. in Milan, with stage and professional training at the W.D.C. Studios in Burbank, L.A., U.S.A., in 2000. The same year, she gained the 1st Prize in a Painting contest reserved to disney artists. She began to exhibit in 1993in the national contests; in 1995, The National Museum of Pasta, in Rome, bought her an oil-pastel. She takes part in several events organized by the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2000, she was selected by the “ClipStrip Festival 2000” in Ferrara (dedicated to cinematography), to exhibit painted storyboards in mixed media. In 2001-2004, she collaborated and exhibited in different italian art galleries. At present, she works with several italian and foreign art galleries, publishers and feature animation producers (Belgium, Uk). Artesaiph Studio is present on different on-line art galleries and the animation database ( «When I paint, I try to follow my instinct, without betraying it: to tear the veil of the reality that surrounds me, it’s like a snapshot, a flash to capture. Hic et nunc, here and now: instinct shows me hidden emotions, it can be light, it can be hell. We are made of joy, love, sorrow, sufferings, solitude, contradictions. Looking beyond reality’s appearances, observing its internal movement».


About ArteSaiph Studio Founder: Natalie Massone Saiph – CEO/Visual Dev. and Production Supervisor Natalie coordinates all the studio affairs, keeping relationships with clients and investigating new opportunities of collaborating with prestigious companies and efficient partners. She also develops the Studio’s properties and supervises the Studio art-work. Fluent in both English and French, graduated in Canada, where she lived for one year, she has a traditional Fine Art Academy background enriched with her experience at the Walt Disney Co. (Milan) and at the Disney Publishing Dep. in Burbank (L.A.). She received several art prices and her art works are also displayed on different web-sites:;; -


CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS Natalie Massone Saiph May 1993: III ed. National Contest “Golfo del Tigullio - LE CARAVELLE” Chiavari: 4° Prize Watercolor; 5° Prize Oil on Canvas. 1993: SORTOSON CATALOGUE publishing of a watercolor - Genova. 1994: National Prize of Alimentation Paste in Rome - III ed. - Oil pastels on paper, at present in the Museum of this Institution. 1995: National Contest “Golfo del Tigullio”, IV ed. – Rapallo; Oil on Canvas 1997: “DE FABULA” , Genova- loc. Commenda di Pre: Exhibition organized by the County and the Academy of Fine Arts on the Mythology of our region, Liguria; Paintings and lllustrations in different media. 1999: “DE FABULA” , Genova, II ed. - loc. Palazzo Ducale, P.zza De Ferrari Illustrations in Acrylics on Cartboard. Jan. 2000: “LIGURIA: POEMS AND. . . .PAINTING” organized by the County and the Academy of Fine Arts at the Academy Museum: Engravings included in the exhibition catalogue. Nov. 2000: “CLIPSTRIP FESTIVAL 2000” , Ferrara: national display on Feature Animation and Author Comic Books: I have been selected with other ten artists in the national Contest on Comic Book: Theme on Cinema, my work was a painted storyboard inspired by Tim Burton’s movie on “Sleepy Hollow”. The paintings were realized in different mixed media; included in the Festival Catalogue. Dec. 2000: 1st Prize Walt Disney C. Painting Contest on Standard Characters Reserved to Disney artists. 2001-2002 – Exhibits and collaborates at “ARTE &ARTE” gallery (Rapallo-Italy) Dec. 2002: Painting Prize “Opera Prima ” (Loano – SV). Sept. 2003: Painting Exhibition in Tarifa organized by ArteSpana Hotel Misiana (Spain) Dec. 2003: Painting Exhibition organized by Des Association inBologna Febr. 2004: Painting Exhibition at the Art Cafè of Alassio (SV) Meeting Art – AUCTION n°0533 – “Girls” oil- 50x70cm- sold Vercelli (Italy)14/03/2004 Dec.2004/Jan.2005: planned exhibition at “Archita”’s gallery in Pisa (Italy) 2005: planning events with Cystic Fybrosis Worldwide organization