"I create from the heart. I want to touch people, to connect through emotive compositions, and if its possible, to contribute for a more beautiful and better world... "
Fatinha Ramos is a Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After her graduation as a graphic designer in Porto, she moved to Belgium. Twelve years later after working in art direction and design, she made a switch on her career following the old dream of becoming a full-time illustrator, and to work on different artistic projects.
Open-minded and full of creative somersaults, she tears down all the classic conventions avoiding the dangerous pitfalls of clichés. Instead, she takes us on a journey through her poetic imaginary world of singular textures and rich color pallet. Her strong conceptual illustrations and her surreal compositions create an emotive, fascinating and unique universe.
Answering the call from several international magazines, she has opened the door to her fantasy realm. Fatinha has worked her magic on children’s books, covers, posters, editorial, advertising, fashion, animation and diverse personal projects.
Her work has been internationally recognized: by the Society of Illustrators NY, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration), Communication Arts, Global Illustration Award, Nami Concours...
Welcome to the wondrous world of Fatinha.
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
2017. Illustrators 60 exhibition and book, Society of Illustrators New York, USA
2017 . Illustration West 56, Society of Illustrators L.A, US
2017. Winner Excellence Global Illustration Award for "Original Unpublished Children´s Picture Book", Frankfurt Buchmesse, Germany
2017. Winner Best of the Best "Hiii Illustration 2016", China
2017. Bronze Lion in Design, Stacy´s “Stands with you” campaign, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2017
2017. "2017 Award of Excellence: Communication Arts Illustration Annual 58" , USA
2017. "Creative Quarterly 48", New York, USA
2016. "55th annual Illustration West", Society of Illustrators L.A, USA
2016 . "Creative Quarterly 46", New York, USA
2016 . "Nami Island International Book Illustration Awards 2017", Korea
2016 . "Global illustration Award", China
2016 . 3x3 Magazine, Honorable Mention Prof Show #13, New York, USA
2016 . Single Image "Comic & Cartoon Art Annual", by Society of Illustrators NY, USA
2016 . Lürzer's Archive selected "200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2016/2017"
2016 . "International Illustration Competition", São João da Madeira, Portugal
2015 . Merit Award 3x3 Pro Show #12, New York, USA
2015 . "International Illustration Competition", São João da Madeira, Portugal
2014 . 2 Honorable Mentions 3x3 Pro Show #11; New York, USA
2012 . Winner Design/Illustrations International “Pants To Poverty”, UK
2008 . Winner Logo Art Nouveau Museum from Aveiro, Portugal
2003 . CCB Creativity Golden Award, Belgium
2000 . Gold Award Cover Young Designer Awards, Portugal
2017 . "Sonia Delaunay. A life of Color", Cara Manes, MoMA, USA
2017 . "Ik ben heel veel liefde", Wally De Doncker, Davidsfonds, Belgium
2016 . "Fábulas de La Fontaine", Porto Editora, Portugal
2015 . "O Conto da Ilha Desconhecida", José Saramago, Porto Editora, Portugal
2015 . "A Aia", Eça de Queirós, Porto Editora, Portugal
2014 . "Op zoek naar Yori"; Winny Ang, Sesam, Belgium
2018. Bologna Art Fair 2018 : "Sonia Delaunay. A Life Of Color", Edizioni Fatatrac at Libreria Giannino Stoppani, Bologna, Italy
2017 . "Selva", Kornél, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 . "Douro Art Fair", Fundação Eça de Queirós, Douro, Portugal
2014 . "Unbreakable", Antwerp, Belgium / Unbreakable, Oporto, Portugal
1984 . "Portraits", Child Orthopedic Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal
2017 . "The Original Art", Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York, USA.
2017 . Guest Illustrator at "Illustrating Life III 2017", Prince Gong's Mansion, Ministry of Culture, Beijing, China.
2017 . "Antwerpen Haantjes", Havana, Cuba
2017 . "My Petite Bourgeois Revolution", Northern Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2017 . "Nami concours finalists ", Nami Islands, Korea
2017 . "55th annual Illustration West ", Society of Illustrators L.A, USA
2016 . "Comic & Cartoon Art Annual", Museum of Illustration, New York, USA
2016. "Portugal Ilustrado", Santiago Compostella, Spain
2016 . "Opening new expo t´Werkhuys", Antwerp, Belgium
2016 . " I want to ride my bicycle", University Aveiro, Portugal
2015 . "Grafixx" , Antwerp, Belgium
2015 . "Infinity", São João da Madeira, Portugal
2015 . "Women in Innovation", Como, Italy
2015 . "Venezia Project 2015", Contemporary Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2015 . "Portugal Ilustrado", Porto Cruz, Gaia, Oporto, Portugal
2015 . "Douro Art Fair", Douro Region, Portugal
2015 . "Bienal of Gaia", Oporto, Portugal
2015 . "One armed man: Monsters” Antwerp, Belgium
2015 . "Picturale", Ronse, Belgium
2014 . "Portugal Ilustrado", Oporto, Portugal
2014 . "One armed man: the year 2025” Antwerp, Belgium
2013 . "Mail me art", Artefact Gallery, London, UK
2013 . "One armed man: Pinup”, Antwerp, Belgium
2013 . "Relics Event - Kunst Festival", Antwerp, Belgium
2007 . "Collective Canvas Exhibition", Antwerp, Belgium
The New York Times
Jornal de Negócios 11/08/2017
The Art Couch
Gazet van Antwerpen
Diário de Aveiro
Women Who Draw
Diário de Aveiro
Illusion Scene 360
Hightone Book "Magic Paintbrush"
One Armed Man
Diário de Aveiro
TV (Canal 118)/ Brand book “World of Innocence”
MoMA - The Museum Of Modern Art New York
Thames and Hudson
Goodby Silverstein & Partners