Sofia Venzel (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1984) studied Philology in St.Petersburg State University. In 2014 her travels led her to Spain where in 2016 she got a Master’s degree in illustrated book and animation. Her work has been exhibited in Russia, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Arab Emirates and Italy.


Awards & Recognitions

  • 2018 selected for the illustrator’s exhibition of the BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
  • 2018 shortlisted in the international illustration competition “O SALÓN”, Pontevedra, Spain
  • 2017 shortlisted in the international children’s book competition NOVAYA DETSKAYA KNIGA (New Children’s Book) in the illustration category, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017 shortlisted in the international printmaking competition FIG OPEN PORTFOLIO, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2017 shortlisted in the SHARJAH CHILDREN’S READING FESTIVAL illustration competition, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • 2017 shortlisted in the NAMI ISLAND International Picture Book Illustration Concours, Seoul, South Korea