Sonja Danowski

Sonja Danowski lives in Berlin where she works as an artist, author and illustrator,
with a particular focus on the creation of picture books for children and adults.


Awards . Recognition
2018 . White Raven . International Youth Library Munich
2018 . Bilderbuchpreis . Jury der Jungen Leser . LiteraturRaum Wien
2018 . Beste 7 . Deutschlandfunk
2018 . Josef-Guggenmos-Preis Empfehlungsliste
2018 . Selected for the Original Art Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators . New York
2017 . Preis der Kinderjury . Troisdorfer Bilderbuchpreis
2017 . Shortlisted in the Global Illustration Award . Frankfurt Book Fair
2016 . Third Prize Winner Sharjah International Illustration Award . United Arab Emirates
2016 . Mildred L. Batchelder Honor . awarded by the American Library Association
2016 . Notable Children's Book . awarded by the American Library Association
2016 . Shortlisted in the Global Illustration Award . Frankfurt Book Fair
2015 . Golden Island Award . Nami Island International Illustration Concours . South Korea
2015 . Esel des Monats April . selected by Eselsohr Magazin
2014 . One of The Best Ten Picture Books . selected by Dangdang.com . China
2014 . Among the Best 100 Original picture books of China . selected by the New Reading Research Institute
2014 . Selected for the Original Art Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators . New York
2014 . Bronze Medal . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . Picture Book Show . New York
2014 . Award of Excellence . Communication Arts
2013 . Golden Island Award . Nami Island International Illustration Concours . South Korea
2013 . Merit Award Section Illustration . Creative Quarterly No. 30 . New York
2013 . Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Italy
2012 . Selected for Ilustrarte . Portugal
2012 . Merit Award Section Fine Art . Creative Quarterly No. 26 . New York
2012 . European Newspaper Award for Illustration published in Der Freitag
2011 . Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Italy
2011 . Silver Medal . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . Picture Book Show . New York
2011 . Shortlisted in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition . UK
2011 . Finalist in the Illustration Category of the Picture Book Festival . South Korea
2010 . Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Italy
2010 . Special Mention Fundación SM International Award of Illustration . Italy
2010 . Merit Award Section Fine Art + Illustration . Creative Quarterly No. 19 . New York
2010 . Merit Award Section Fine Art . Creative Quarterly No. 20 . New York
2010 . Shortlist London International Creative Competition . Category Illustration . UK
2010 . Commended in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition . UK
2009 . Gold Medal . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . New York . Student Show
2009 . Selected for Ilustrarte . Portugal
2008 . Merit Award . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . Student Show . New York
2008 . Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Italy
2008 . ADC Award . Nachwuchswettbewerb Art Directors Club Germany
2008 . Diploma with Honours in Communication Design
2007 . Among the winners of the Young Illustrators Award Illustrative Berlin
2007 . Selected for Ilustrarte . Portugal
2007 . Best of Unpublished German Book Design



Exhibitions
2018 . Le Immagini della Fantasıa 36 . Mostra Internazionale d’Illustrazione per l’Infanzia  . Sàrmede . Italy
2018 . The Original Art Exhibit . The Museum of American Illustration . New York . USA
2018 . Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival . United Arab Emirates
2017 . Illustrative Preview . Direktorenhaus . Berlin
2017 . Bilderbuchausstellung im Troisdorfer Bilderbuchmseum . Germany
2016 . Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival . United Arab Emirates
2016 . Look! Germany . Guest of Honor Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Bookfair . Italy
2015 . 7th Nami Island International Children's Book Festival . South Korea
2015 . The New Perspective in Contemporary Illustration . curated by Sahar Bardaie . Istanbul . Turkey
2014 . The Original Art Exhibit . The Museum of American Illustration . New York . USA
2014 . Beyond the Seas . International Fairytale Project . Budapest . Hungary
2013 . 6th Nami Island International Children's Book Festival . South Korea
2013 . Bibiana . Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava . Slovakia
2013 . Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival . United Arab Emirates
2013 . Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Bologna Children´s Bookfair  . Italy/ Traveling Shows Japan
2012 . Sognando Immagini . Mostra d'illustrazione per l'infanzia . Sassari . Italy
2012 . Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival . United Arab Emirates
2012 . Ilustrarte . V Biennial International Exhibition of Children´s Book Illustration . Lisbon . Portugal
2012 . 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space . Mermaid Beach . Australia
2011 . Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Bologna Children´s Bookfair . Italy/ Traveling Shows Japan
2010 . Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Bologna Children´s Bookfair + Traveling Shows Japan
2010 . Cheltenham Illustration Exhibition . Summerfield Gallery . UK
2009 . Ilustrarte . IV Biennial International Exhibition of Children´s Book Illustration . Lisbon . Portugal
2009 . Illustrative . International Illustration Forum . Berlin
2009 . Blue Book Group Exhibition . Iran . United Arab Emirates . Japan . Europe
2008 . Illustrative . Section Bookart . Zürich
2008 . Bologna Illustrators Exhibition . Bologna Children´s Bookfair . Italy/Traveling Shows Japan/South Korea
2007 . Illustrative . Section New Talents . Berlin
2007 . Best of Unpublished German Book Design . Beijing and Frankfurt Bookfair . Guangdong Museum of Art China
2006 . International Self Portrait Exhibition . Museum Stalowa Wola . Poland




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Picture books
Smon Smon
Little Night Cat
Perfume Village
My Family
Mountain Goats
The Grass House
Forever Flowers
The Beginning
Gift of the Magi
Streams & Dreams
Berlin Frequency
Excursion Flora
Market & Meals
Snacks
Rooms
subway & Street
Tradition
Magazines

info / Contact

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Sonja Danowski





CONTACT

mail@sonjadanowski.com

phone:
+49.151.55617178

Berlin / Germany


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