Eva Montanari was born in Rimini, Italy, in 1977. Graduating from the State Institute of Art and the European Institute of Design in Milan, she started out as a children's books author and illustrator while she was still a student. From that time, she wrote and illustrated children's books in Italy, United States, Japan, Taiwan, France, Spain, UK and Germany.
Her books have been translated also in Portugal, Korea, Croatia, Finland, Turkey, Argentina and Thailand. She illustrates calendars, book covers, posters and contributions for magazines and agencies.
Her artwork have been shown in many exhibitions in Italy, USA, Croatia, Taiwan, Japan, France, Iran,UK, Brazil and Venezuela. Her work had several times been selected for the Original Art Show of the Society of Illustrators in New York, Ilustrarte exhibition (Portugal, Sarmede Illustration Exhibition and for the International Exhibition of Bologna Children's Book Fair.
She holds illustration's workshops in Italy and abroad.