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About Me

Hi there! My name is Ciana Malchione. I'm an arts educator and aspiring picture book illustrator.

I'm originally from a small mushroom-farming town in Pennsylvania but now live in New York City. I obtained my BFA from Cooper Union and currently work as an Artist-Educator at The Children's Museum of the Arts in Manhattan, where I make weekly content for children. I make my illustrations in paper-cut collage and am particularly excited by nonfiction stories from history. My signature geometric style is an ever-changing dance between

pattern, texture, and shape.

 To take a closer look at my works, view my Instagram. You can get in touch with me at


Children's Museum of the Arts Artist-Educator Residency - 2021-2022

SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship - 2021

EPASCBWI Illustrator Day Scholarship - 2021

Society of Visual Storytelling Featured Illustrator - June 2021

Doré Ashton Prize in Art History, Theory, and Criticism - 2021

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