Born in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy in 1963, an area where Giuseppe Verdi, Luigi Illica and Antonio Stradivari were born to the world of creativity, and Leonardo Da Vinci collected fossils from nearby Castell’Arquato,
Not yet 10 years of age, through visits to her uncle Danilo Crovetti, a painter living in Florence, she had her first insight into the world of art. Crovetti painted figurative landscapes.
Milena lives a few kilometres from her birthplace, in Terenza on the Appennino Emiliano hills , amongst the Gutturnio and Ortrugo vineyards. Her house, many generations occupied by a family member, stands near the family vineyard.
1979 Regional Institute for Professions, Fiorenzuola d’Arda
1984 PAOLO TOSCHI “Institute of Art”, Parma - Scenography
1985 GALLERIA ARTE STRUKTURA, Milano - Study of geometric art under Anna Canali
1986 LECTURER - Held lectures on contemporary art – “nature to construct” for public and private institutions - Public relations for cultural education
1987 Studied chromatics under Jorrit Tornquinst of the EUROPEAN INSTITUTE of DESIGN, Milano - Studied ART and ARCHTECTURAL DESIGN under Bruno Munari, Attilio Marcolli, Franco Grigniani
1989 ESTHETICS - Collaborated with Carlo Belloli and Mary Viera
1990 UNIVERSITA degli STUDI di MILANO - IT laboratory for music , collaborated with Angelo Paccagnini - Virtual Art, collaborated with Roberto Patano
1997 POLITECNICO STATALE di MILANO - Assistant to Professor Daniele Marini
Milena now dedicates her life to painting and writing