I’m a Colombian illustrator based in Suffolk, England.

I work in digital and mixed media. I enjoy drawing objects, plants, landscapes, animals and anthropomorphic figures. I spend a lot of time working on my sketchbooks, drawing things that I've never tried before and making notes about the world around me.

My inspiration is drawn from the places where I’ve lived, the books I’ve read, people watching and everything around me.  I feel particularly attracted to surreal scenarios and situations. I love telling stories and incorporating metaphors into my work.

My approach is versatile. Every project is special and has its own character. I enjoy every side of creative projects, from the brief to the final piece.

 

I graduated in Fine Arts in Colombia. I then moved to México City where I gained a Diploma in Illustration. My tropical heart has settled down in beautiful Britain.

I’m open to commissions and group projects. I enjoy the interchange of ideas that they bring. Contact me, I’ll be happy to reply.

         +44 7532 728887                     hello@catalinacarvajal.com

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Dreams From the Nest

S
eries of digital illustrations featured in the 'IX Catálogo Iberoamericano de Ilustración'.

Dwellers Series by Catalina Carvajal

Dwellers

Series of digital illustrations based on Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities. Uncommissioned

Selected Publications

IX Ibero-American Catalogue of Illustration, selected, Spain and Latin America, 2018


Este Año , Picture Book, Edmundo Juárez y Catalina Carvajal, Gobierno del Estado de Tabasco, Mexico, 2017.

Paraguas de Navegación , Picture Book, Brenda J. Caro Cocotle and Catalina Carvajal, Instituto Veracruzano de

Cultura, Mexico, 2016.

Tlacuache, historia de una cola, . Picture Book, Efrén Ordóñez y Catalina Carvajal, Fundación Armella Spitalier, Mexico, 2015

La Caracola de Damiana , Picture Book, Martha Ordaz y Catalina Carvajal, Pearson, 2015

XXV Catalogue of Illustrators for Children and Youth DGP-Conaculta, selected, Mexico, 2015 

XX Catalogue of Illustrators for Children and Youth DGP-Conaculta, selected, Mexico, 2010

 

II Ibero-American Catalogue of Illustration, selected, Spain and Latin America, 2011 

Some of My Clients

Oxford University Press Mexico, Pearson Education Mexico, Porrua Editorial, Armella Spitalier Foundation, Government of Veracruz Mexico, Government of Tabasco Mexico, Art Eat Festival UK

Selected Exhibitions

2019
- Public Mural - Art Eat Festival. Ipswich, UK. September, still in situ.

- Invenções Gráficas na Ilustração Ibero-Americana, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July.

- Heimat Project, Casatinta, Bogotá, Colombia, May.

- Heimat Project, Fabrik Der Künste, Hamburg, Germany, October.

2018

Iberoamerica Ilustra, International Book Fair, Guadalajara Mexico, November to December.

2015

XXV Catalogue of Illustrators for Children and Youth DGP-Conaculta, International Children and Youth Book Fair, Mexico City.

 

2013 

- Los Días Perfectos, calendar presentation and exhibition by Los Sobrevivientes collective, Centro Cultural de España en México, January.

- Los Sobrevivientes. 11 Illustrators Exhibition: Centro Cultural Universitario Casa de las Diligencias, Toluca, México Carlos Fuentes Library, Xalapa, Mexico, November.

- XXIII Catalogue of Illustrators for Children and Youth DGP-Conaculta, International Children and Youth Book Fair, Mexico City.

 

2012 

II Iberoamerican Catalogue of Illustration:

- Public display in big format at Chapultepec Avenue, Mexico City, March to April.

- International Book Fair, Bogotá Colombia, April to May.

- Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid, Spain, July.

- Centro Cultural de España en Chile, Festival Festilus, Santiago de Chile, August to September.

- Casa America, Madrid, Spain, December to January 2013.

2011 

II Ibero-American Catalogue of Illustration, International Book Fair, Guadalajara México.

2005 

Arte Joven. Museum of Modern Art. Bogotá, Colombia. 

The Illustrator's Landing in Shingle Street

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