Paulo Mariotti was born in Brazil in 1968. He studied Graphic Arts at the FAAP Foundation (Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado) in São Paulo. Armed with his diploma, he moved to Paris in 1991 to study literature at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III.
Texts and images have always been integral to his professional life. In the 1990s, he illustrated and wrote storyboards for short and feature-length films and developed characters for animated films. In 1999, he joined the creative team of Vapeurs, a communications agency, where he began illustrating for magazines and advertisements. At the same time, he became a permanent journalist for Vogue Brazil in Paris.
In 2013, after 4 years as an advertising agency Art Director, he became a journalist for the 24-hour Brazilian news channel, Globo News.
Since then, Paulo Mariotti has pursued a dual career as both an illustrator and a journalist.
His illustrations for the press were collected in a book published in France in 2012. At the end of 2013, in Brazil, he published his second book, “Crônicas Cariocas”, a compilation of drawings of Rio de Janeiro’s architecture and everyday life. In September 2014, his drawings were exhibited at the gallery of the Brazilian Embassy in Brussels. That exhibition was the first installment of a traveling show which has the support of the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Last February, the “Crônicas Cariocas” drawings were displayed at the Brazilian Embassy in Rome, and will be on view in London next April.