Cristina Cocullo was born in Pavia (North of Italy) in 1972, she lives and works between London and Milan, collaborating with magazines, photographic studios, and on private commissions while conducting her own activity of photographic research with a personal style. She is specialized in still-life photography. Cocullo worked as an advertising designer, editing various types of publications.
She was educated in Italy and UK. In 1994 she graduated at the European Design Institute in Milan. In London she attended specialization courses in photographic techniques and printing process. Her works were published on different books and magazines (Arte, G. Mondadori, Ed. Casa del Mantegna, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, etc.). Since 2000 she exhibited her works in different private and public galleries: 2000 ‘Human Toys’ solo touring exhibition around different Italian cities (Pavia, Cairoli College University of Pavia; Milan, Galleria Officina Fotografica; Bologna, St. Maria della Salute Museum). She was invited at the Young European Artist Prize that took place at Castello Visconteo, Pavia. 2001 ‘Hands’ group touring exhibition organized by D’Ars Agency, in Milan, Bologna, and Trento. 2003 she was awarded the RHS Photographic Prize 2003 in London. 2004 she published a photographic booklet with poetry by Daniel Weissbort titled “Seven short poems”. 2005 solo exhibition ‘Undicistanti’ at The Foundry, London. 2006 her works have been published on JPG Magazine. 2007 group exhibition ‘We are all Photographers Now!’, at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lousanne, Switzerland. Group exhibition ‘Breakthrough’ at the SFAC Gallery, San Francisco, US.
In 2008 Cristina Cocullo published a booklet with poetry by Sebastiano Benevelli titled “Lo stato delle cose: svegliarsi a Londra, camminare a Milano, addormentarsi a Madrid” by Signum Edizioni d’Arte, Italy. During February-March 2009 she will be part of a joint exhibition with the photographer Emanuela Franchini at the Mayfair Library, London.