Ylenia Mino was born at the foot of the Italian Alps in the small town of Ivrea in 1987. Since when Ylenia was little, she has had a significant interest in art. Every spare moment she had was dedicated to drawing or painting.
During childhood she attended classes with an extraordinary Egyptian painter who specialized in oil painting. In the following years Ylenia also concentrated on classical studies such as Ancient Greek, Latin, Philosophy and History of Arts and graduated with a classical diploma. During this same time she developed a great passion for dance, acting, and singing.
In March 2011 Ylenia debuted as a solo artist at the International Artexpo, New York. In the following year she exhibited world-wide in such places as Austria, London, Italy, California and again in New York. Her paintings have also been featured in many newspapers, and inmagazines, such as i-Italy, Descubra New York, the New York Optimist Magazine, Southern Sass Magazine, the UK art magazine Aesthetica, and City to Country Magazine, VoyageLA. Her paintings won competitions and awards. Ylenia travels all around the world to show her creations and currently she is based in Los Angeles.
Her desire as an artist is to provide pieces of sky that people can take home and enjoy the peace coming out of
Ylenia has been painting for over 25 years and her dream is to exhibit in all countries of the world.
Because she believes in helping, encouraging and supporting people, Ylenia supports different charities, fundraising, and causes. She hopes this support will help to improve life conditions, give people a chance to develop their full potential and to reach their destiny in their society. As well she desires that the creativity inside each person would be set free.
Mino's contribution to the world is beyond the frames of her paintings: it touches hearts. Her donation to charities
and the money raised from the sales are converted to social work.
The colors in my artwork are strong and lively; they are an expression of my joie de vivre. My paintings are often very close to reality but sometimes they have a touch of impressionism. The inspiration for my paintings comes from direct observation, photographs, free creation, life. My desire as an artist is to create a deep sense of peace within my artwork, not influenced by materialism but to share and express the love I feel within my heart.