Maria Cristina Vimercati was born in 1959 in Milan, Italy, where she graduated at the High School of the Arts and in stage design from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and earned a Masters degree in Fashion Design with G.F. Ferre’ from the internationally renowned Domus Academy. She has been drawing and painting for over 30 years, especially large canvas oil paintings, and creates and exhibits special projects of pictorial photography and reportage.