Bio

Sofia Venzel (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1984) is an illustrator based in Vigo (Galicia, Spain). Her work has been selected in numerous international competitions, including the illustration competition of the Bologna Children’s Book fair (2018), and has been exhibited in Russia, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Arab Emirates, Italy, Japan, China and UK. In 2019 her first picture book “Al Sur” (“To the South) was published by Thule Ediciones (Barcelona).

 

Publications

  • “Al Sur”, Thule ediciones, 2019

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2019 selected illustrator for the I&D – Illustratori & Design project of the BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR and the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair
  • 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
  • 2018 shortlisted in the SHARJAH CHILDREN’S READING FESTIVAL illustration competition, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • 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