iLia Fresco – Contemporary Fresco Artist


Ever since I can remember I was always mesmerized by making art, or watching it being made. Time stood still – that was tranquil and eternal. Art was the only thing that made sense after all… And what is more eternal then a fresco!?

I am a contemporary fresco painter. My work embodies large scale true (buon) fresco installations and fresco objects. My exhibition history includes museums and galleries internationally. My projects are featured on the covers of Architectural Digest USA, Italy, Germany and others. Also I have designed and produced décor for several Academy Awards (R) Governor’s Balls and other events.

I am the author of the Buon Fresco Painting Foundations Tutorials and the founder of the Fresco School (

Currently I am working on the Space Fresco Project, fresco installations and portable frescoes. I teach and lecture on fresco painting at the Fresco School, The Getty Institute and other venues.

iLia Fresco (Anossov)