About

Luca Schenardi is a swiss based Illustrator and Artist. He studied at the HSLU Art & Design. Since 2002 he has worked as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and artist. His illustrations appear in renowned international newspapers and magazines like Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit and Rolling Stone Magazin to name a few. Luca is a visiting professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern (HSLU), the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), the staatliche Hochschule der Künste Karlsruhe (HfG) and the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Art de Besançon (ISBA).
Since 2003 the independent illustrator Luca Schenardi has been developing a unique illustration style. His work has appeared in renowned international media such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Die Zeit and NZZ Folio, to name but a few.

After years of experimenting with more seemingly photographic collages, he is currently focusing on digital drawings, which he is processing by means of analogue techniques involving laser printers and their diverse raster patterns that depend on printing size.

For the last few years he has been concentrating on designing record covers — commissioned work that gives him the delightful feeling of illustrating music; pushing forward in new worlds. Involved in international collaborations, he regularly designs the sleeves for the two NYC-based electro/ambient twin-labels Patience and Impatience.

This year’s exhibition at the Swiss Design Awards shows a selection of oversize prints of designs and illustrations which he produced during the period between 2019 and 2021.

Reference and clients

Das Magazin, 041 - Das Kulturmagazin, Der gesunde Menschenversand, Contexta, Edition Patrick Frey, Elektrosmog, Hi – Megi Zumstein und Claudio Barandun, Hippocampus, Hochparterre, Kolt Magazin, The Lot Radio NYC, NEON, Le Phare, Les Others, Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ, NZZ Folio, NZZ Geschichte, Patience (NYC Music Label), Raffinerie AG für Gestaltung, Reportagen Magazin, Pro Helvetia, Rolling Stone, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Sonntagszeitung, Studio Shafai, Strapazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Tame Impala, Theater Freiburg im Breisgau, Velvet, The Wire Magazine, WOZ, WWF Magazin, Die Zeit, Zeitmagazin, Züritipp

Awards

2021
Winner of a «Swiss Design Award 2021» in the category «graphic design» with a selection of current illustrations

2020
Grant/Werkbeitrag Pro Helvetia

2019
Nominated for «Swiss Design Awards 2019» with the illustration series for «Journal Schauspielhaus Zürich»

2018
Nominated for «Swiss Design Awards 2018» with the drawings «Meyer spricht von Gratiskaffee»

2017
Prize winner «100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2017»

2016
Prize winner «100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2011», with Lina Müller

2015
Awarding of the New York Atelier (Central Switzerland), with Lina Müller

2014
Awarding of the cabinet exhibition 2015 of the Heinrich Danioth Arts and Culture Foundation, with Lina Müller

2013
Travel scholarship from the «Otto Pfeifer» Foundation

2011
Prize winner «100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2011»

2010
Grant from the «Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Heinrich Danioth», Canton of Uri

2009
Grant from the City and Canton of Lucerne (first prize) for the realization of the book project «An Vogelhäusern mangelt es jedoch nicht» («There isn’t a lack of birdhouses, though»)

«Fumetto-Schleuder» prize, as well as publication and main exhibition at the Fumetto International Comix Festival

2006
Prize winner «100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2006»

2004
Grant from the «Kunst- und Kulturstiftung Heinrich Danioth», Canton of Uri

Exhibitions

SINGLE EXHIBITIONS (since 2010)

2017
«Meyer spricht von Gratiskaffee», Fumetto Comixfestival, Luzern

2014
«berri Jazz», Galerie Das Ding, Luzern, with Lina Müller as «Plonkers only»

«Plueslers Land», Gallery Daeppen, Basel, mit Lina Müller

2013
«Werkschau», Galerie Niedervolta, Altdorf

2012
«An Vogelhäusern mangelt es jedoch nicht», SIC! Raum für Kunst, Luzern
«An Vogelhäusern mangelt es jedoch nicht», Kunstraum R57, Zürich

2011
«D.I.J.D.S.D.», Galeria RamHotel, Bologna
«Nid schön», Gallery Daeppen, Basel

2009
«D.I.J.D.S.D.», Fumetto Comixfestival, Luzern

2007
«Symptome of the universe», Gallery Daeppen, Basel

SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
«Fortsetzung folgt», Kunstplattform Akku, mit Lina Müller, Davix, Thomas Galler

2017
«scotche», Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Luzern, mit Lina Müller

2014/2015
«Jahresausstellung Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen», with Lina Müller, Museum of art Lucerne

2015
«Tom Bola — Diskursive», Edizioni Periferia, Luzern

2014
«surface scratching - von der Verletzlichkeit der Dinge», Kunsthalle Luzern
«Minimale», Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Luzern

2012/13
«Discours Général», Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Luzern2011
«Soirée Graphique», Bern

2010
«Subjekt = Objekt = Subjekt», Oxyd Kunsträume Winterthur
«Minimale», Alpineum Produzentengalerie Luzern

These Books are available Online: berri Jazz (Edition plonkers only 2014), An Vogelhäusern mangelt es jedoch nicht (Edition Patrick Frey, 2012), D.I.J.D.S.D., (Edition Moderne, 2009).

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Florian Streit, Zürich

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Seiler Steinbach GmbH