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Katia Wish

Katia Wish
Title: 
Visiting Lecturer
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 609
Bio: 

Katia Wish is a children’s book author-illustrator based in Boston, MA. She enjoys working on her own stories as well as illustrating manuscripts of other authors. Katia is the winner of the 2011 Tomie DePaola Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Katia’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England.

Katia is originally from Belarus, where she grew up. The influences and sensibilities of both her home country and her experiences in the United States contribute to her work.

Education: 
BFA, MassArt
Professional Experience: 
  • Children’s book author-illustrator

Partial Client List

  • Sleeping Bear Press
  • Sky Pony Press
  • Boys Town Press
  • Ladybug Magazine
  • Spider Magazine
  • Cengage/National Geographic
  • Heinemann
  • McGraw-Hill

Exhibitions

  • 2018 - Picture a Story: SCBWI New England Illustrators, Wedeman Gallery, Newton, MA 
  • 2015 - Picture This!, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA 
  • 2015 - Draw Me a Story: Tomie dePaola and Friends, Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA 
  • 2013 - Whimsy, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA 
  • 2012 - Alice: 30 Years of the Pennyroyal Alice, R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA 
  • 2012 - MassArt Illustration Faculty Exhibit, Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA 
  • 2012 - Picture This!, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA 
  • 2012 - Katia Wish: Artwork and Creative Process, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA 
  • 2012 - Tell Me a Story, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI 
  • 2012 - The 22nd Annual Children's Book Illustration Exhibition, R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA 
  • 2011 - Picture This!, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 - Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
  • 2015 - 1st Prize, Picture This! Exhibit, Danforth Museum of Art
  • 2015 - Honorable Mention, 3x3 Magazine Annual No.12 Picture Book Show
  • 2012 - Runner Up, Creative Quarterly Magazine's Competition
  • 2011 - Runner Up, NJ SCBWI Annual Conference Juried Art Show
  • 2011 - Winner, Tomie dePaola Award, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • 2010 - Runner Up, Creative Quarterly Magazine's Competition
  • 2010 - Honorable Mention, Don Freeman Grant, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • 2010 - Certificates of Merit, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

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