Ilaria Ortensi (b. 1982) is originally from Rome, Italy. She studied Humanities at La Sapienza University of Rome (B.A.) and Photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia. After moving to Boston, Massachusetts she completed the Post Baccalaureate Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (2010). Her work was exhibited in the PRC Student Exhibiton at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA (2010). Since 2010 her work has been part of the touring exhibition Fantastic curated by the North Dakota Museum of Art. Ilaria had her first solo exhibition, Rooms, at Stonecrop Gallery in Southern Maine (2010). Ilaria received her MFA in Photography at Columbia in New York City, 2015 where she also currently lives and works.