Roberta Angeletti was born in 1964 in Civitavecchia (Italy).
After graduating from the Accademia delle Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts) in Viterbo, she began teaching in junior and senior high school, dedicating time and effort particularly to school projects such as drama activities, film clubs, exhibitions, workshops, etc.
Her career as an illustrator began almost by chance in 1995 when she participated in the Illustration Competition of the Bologna Book Fair and was selected as one of the winners. In 1996 she was awarded 2nd prize in the “Hopla” Young Illustrators’ Competition, and took part in a number of other exhibitions and competitions which helped her work to circulate and receive good notices (“DisegnoInsegno”(I draw/I teach), Verbania, 1996; “Immaginario”(Imaginary), Venice, 1996; “Pulcinella per Lele Luzzati”(Pulcinella for Lele Luzzati), Genoa, 1997; “Le immagini della fantasia” (On the Wings of Fantasy), Sarmede, 1998; 1st prize in “Arrivano I Mostri” (Here come the Monsters), Chioggia,1998; “S. Zavrel” 1st prize, Cassano Ionio, 1999, and others more.
From 1996 to 1997, she took part in short illustration courses and workshops with Lele Luzzati, Kveta Pakowska, Maurizio Olivotto, and Arcadio Lobato.
Her works have been published by various foreign publishers since 1996 (Villarica Editora, Brasile, and Grimm Press, Taiwan), as well as De Agostini, for whom she illustrated four books in the series entitled “A spasso con…” (Travelling with…), supervised by the British Museum Press, the editor of the project. This series, co-published by a number of foreign publishers, was officially presented in the Louvre Museum Bookshop in Paris, where an exhibition of the original drawings was set up by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (1998).
Since then, she has illustrated more of twenty books for various Italian and foreign publishers (Emme Edizioni, Castalia, Giunti, Falzea, Mondadori, Edicolors, Belin Editions, Grimm Press, Ragged Bears, Child’s Play, Kyowon, Christal Production, San Paolo, Uovonero, collaborations with Edumond, etc.) and since 2001 has edited the illustrations for various school projects of the publishing house Lattes in Turin (Musipratica Junior and New Literary Anthology for Junior High School).
Her activity as illustrator also includes professional and educational training (workshops, seminars, collaborations, conferences, courses )with libraries and schools in activities aimed at promoting literature in Italy and recently also in France.
In the past few years, she has participated in a number of illustration exhibitions, some of the most important ones being: “Le stelle nascoste” (The Hidden Stars), Turin, 2001; “Lavagnette” (Little Slates), Bari, 2002; “L’altra metà di Pinocchio” (The Other Half of Pinocchio), Genoa, 2002; “Libriamoci” (Let’s Get into Books), Macerata 2003; an exhibition of the winners and artists selected by the “City of Turin” Illustration competition, Turin, 2003; “Sulle ali della fantasia” (On the Wings of Fantasy”, Sarmede and Rome, 2000/2006,”Sirenette di carta e Soldatini d’inchiostro”, Bologna Children’s book fair 2005, Immagini del Fantastico 2005, Anagni, “Antichi incanti”, Exhibition Bologna Children’s Book 2006. ITALIAN FESTIVAL, Exhibition of italian illustrators, Taipei, Taiwan 2003/2004, “I colori del Sacro”, Padova 2005; “Pagine a colori”, Tarquinia 2005/2011; “Antichi incanti”, Bologna’s Book Fair 2006, “Il ritorno del Prode Anselmo”, Tirano, 2007, “La Carta dei diritti dei bambini all’Arte e alla Cultura”, La Baracca, Testoni Teatro Ragazzi, Bologna 2009. She received in 2006 an “Award of Italian Illustration” after the Selection for the Annual 2006 organized from Associazione Illustratori.
Her own one-man shows were held at Palazzo Bruschi Falgari in Tarquinia (her hometown) and at the “A. Modigliani” Municipal Picture Gallery in Follonica (Grosseto) and in Rome.
She is co-inventor of PAGINE A COLORI (International Illustration Festival in Tarquinia since 2015), she collaborates in its organization and she takes part as illustrator in the exhibition.
She collaborates with Les Tetes de Bois (Italian-french Theatrical Company) for some years.