Claudia earned a B.A. in English literature and studied accounting and finance at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
She worked in various business roles at EY (Ernst & Young) and the University of Toronto. In 2020, she graduated from the University of St. Michael’s College with a Master of Theological Studies degree, before returning to her true passion: art. Her animated shorts have screened at festivals around the world – from Off- Broadway in New York City, to a children’s television network in the Czech Republic. Her most recent animated short, titled “Buon Ferragosto”, was selected and screened at an Academy Award-qualifying film festival in North Carolina, USA. She has won awards for her animation, most recently in Milan, New Jersey, and South Carolina.
Miatello’s artwork celebrates the beauty in everyday life – it is lighthearted, cheerful and whimsical. The characters in the drawings live by their hearts instead of their heads; they appear small against the large architecture of Florence but are nonetheless courageous little souls who find happiness in the simplest of places. Her artwork represents daily life from sunrise to sunset. But it also illustrates the cycle of life from birth to death — our ups and downs, successes and failures, and joys and sorrows. At its heart, it aims to illustrate what an extraordinary life this is!