Patrizia Zelano was born in Brescia in 1964. She currently lives in Verucchio (near Rimini) in Italy.

She studied Ethnoarchaelogy and she focused especially on Pre-Columbian Archaelogy. She did research and also took part in an archaeological excavation at Nazca, in Peru.
Then she worked as a consultant for the Dinz Rialto Museum in Rimini for sixteen years.
Also, she attended a photography course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna held by Guido Guidi, a teacher who played an important role in her artistic research and development. After some publications and after solo and group exhibitions both in Italy and abroad, she achieved recognition and awards in national and international cultural events. Her photographs are now exhibited in public and private collections around the world.