© Ann Dewulf

“Ramos’s lovely, playful art pulls off the tricky task of evoking Delaunay’s while standing strongly on its own.”

– Maria Russo, “New York Times” book review on “Sonia Delaunay. A Life Of Color”, published by MoMA –

Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After working in art direction and graphic design for twelve years, she took a giant leap and followed her dream, working full-time as an illustrator. Since then, her work has appeared all over the world and has been recognised by The Society of Illustrators NY, 3×3, Communication Arts, Global Illustration Award, World Illustrations Awards, and many more.

Open-minded and full of creative somersaults, she tears down all the classic conventions avoiding the dangerous pitfalls of clichés. She takes us on a journey through her poetic imaginary world of singular textures. Her strong conceptual illustrations and surreal compositions create a unique universe.

Fatinha has worked her magic on children’s books, covers, posters, editorial, murals, ceramics, theater, advertising, fashion, music albums, animation and diverse personal projects.

Welcome to the wondrous world of Fatinha Ramos.

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

2020
. Silver Award, JIA – Japan Illustrators Association, (JP)
. American Illustration 39, (USA)
. Shortlisted, World Illustration Awards, AOI (UK)
. 3×3 Show Nº17 (USA)
. Nomination for the Children’s and Youth Jury of Flanders/Kinder- en Jeugdjury Vlaanderen (BE)
. Best of The Best, Hiii Illustration (CN)

2019
. Society of Illustrators New York (USA)
. Communication Arts magazine (USA)
. 3×3 Show Nº16 (USA)
. World Illustration Award, AOI, (UK)
. Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (SVK)
. Sharjah Children’s Books Illustrations Festival (SAU)
. The Children Spectators for Bologna Children’s Book Fair (IT)
. Winner Creative Quarterly (USA)
. Society of Illustrators LA (USA)

2018
. Society of Illustrators, New York (USA)
. 3×3 Show Nº15 (USA)
. World Illustration Award, AOI (UK)
. Winner Creative Quarterly (USA)
. The White Ravens
. Global Illustration Awards, Frankfurt Buchmesse (CN)

2017
.  Society of Illustrators, New York (USA)
. Communication Arts magazine (USA)
. 3×3 Show Nº14 (USA)
. Winner Creative Quarterly (USA)
. Global Illustration Awards, Frankfurt Buchmesse (CN)
. Bronze Lion in Design, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (FR)
. Nami Island International Book Illustration Awards (South Korea)

2016
. Society of Illustrators, New York (USA)
. Best of the Best Hiii Illustration (CN)
. 3×3 Show Nº13 (USA)
. Winner Creative Quarterly (USA)
. Global Illustration Awards, Frankfurt Buchmesse (CN)
. Lürzer’s Archive, 200 Best Illustrators worldwide (USA)
. International Illustration Competition, São João da Madeira (PT)

2015
. 3×3 Show Nº12 (USA)
. International Illustration Competition, São João da Madeira (PT)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018. The Wondrous World of Fatinha, Art Noveau Museum, Aveiro (PT)
2018. House of Innovation, Antwerp, (BE)
2018. Bologna Art Fair 2018 :  Sonia Delaunay. A Life Of Color, Edizioni Fatatrac at Libreria Giannino Stoppani, Bologna (IT)
2017. 
Selva, Kornél, Antwerp, (BE)
2015. Douro Art Fair, Fundação Eça de Queirós, Douro, (PT)
2014. Unbreakable, Antwerp, Belgium / Unbreakable, Oporto, (PT)
1984. Portraits, Child Orthopedic Hospital, Coimbra, (PT)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020. 100 illustrators for Gianni Rodari,  Lucca Comics & Games, Lucca (IT)
2020. 100 illustrators for Gianni Rodari, Permanent expo, Gianni Rodari Library, Rome (IT)
2020. 
Bratislava Biennale, Villa Verbeelding, Hasselt (BE)
2020. Antwerpen Haantjes, Antwerpen, (BE)
2019. Picture Festival, Bozar, Brussels, (BE)
2019. ‘Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Books Illustrations’, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2019. O wonder, klein wonder, Sint-Niklaas, (BE)
2019. llustrating life IV-2019, International Illustration & Contemporary Life, Beijing, (CN)
2019. Revolução Motim, Salón do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil de Pontevedra, Pontevedra (SP)
2019. Hiii Illustration, Beijing, (CN)
2019. Ceres, Hof De Bist Castle, Antwerp, (BE)
2019. Illustrators 61 Exhibit – Book and Editorial, Society of Illustrators, New York (USA)
2018. World Illustration Awards 2018, AOI, Somerset House, London (UK)
2018. De Mooiesten het de land., Villa Verbeelding / Imagination Museum, Hasselt (BE)
2017. The Original Art”, Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York
2017. Guest Illustrator at “Illustrating Life III 2017”, Prince Gong’s Mansion, Ministry of Culture, Beijing
2017. Antwerpen Haantjes, Havana, (CU)
2017. My Petite Bourgeois Revolution, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, (CA)
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, (US)
2016. Portugal Ilustrado, Santiago Compostella, (SP)
2016. Opening new expo t´Werkhuys, Antwerp, (BE)
2016. I want to ride my bicycle”, University Aveiro, (PT)
2015. Grafixx, Antwerp, (BE)
2015. Infinity, São João da Madeira, (PT)
2015. Women in Innovation, Como, (IT)
2015. Venezia Project 2015, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Venice, (IT)
2015. Portugal Ilustrado, Porto Cruz, Gaia, Oporto, (PT)
2015. Douro Art Fair, Douro Region, (PT)
2015. Bienal of Gaia, Oporto, (PT)
2015. One armed man: Monsters Antwerp, (BE)
2015. Picturale, Ronse, (BE)
2014. Portugal Ilustrado, Oporto, (PT)
2014. One armed man: the year 2025 Antwerp, (BE)
2013. Mail me art, Artefact Gallery, London, (UK)
2013. One armed man: Pinup, Antwerp, (BE)
2013. Relics Event – Kunst Festival, Antwerp, (BE)
2007. Collective Canvas Exhibition, Antwerp, (BE)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

2020. Tourmaline, Davide Cali, De Eenhorn, (BE)
2020. 
Love Around The World vol: II, Fleur Pierets, Six Foot Press, New York, (USA)
2019.
 Love Around The World vol: I, Fleur Pierets, Six Foot Press, New York, (USA)
2019. De Maan is Overal; Kolet Janssen, De Eenhorn, (BE)
2019. Mensagem; Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon Poets, (PT)
2019. Woordenwolken; Winny Ang, Sesam, (BE)
2018. Brown Girl Magic, Dalilla Hermans , Davidsfonds, (BE)
2018. De Vogel in Mijn Haar, Karl van den Broeck , Davidsfonds, (BE)
2017. Sonia Delaunay. A life of Color, Cara Manes, MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art New York, (USA)
2017. Ik Ben Heel Veel Liefde, Wally De Doncker, Davidsfonds, (BE)
2016. Fábulas de La Fontaine, Porto Editora, (PT)
2016. Contos, witten by Eça de Queirós, Porto Editora, (PT)
2015. Conto da Ilha Desconhecida, José Saramago, Porto Editora, (PT)
2015. A Aia, Eça de Queirós, Porto Editora, (PT)
2014. Op Zoek naar Yori; Winny Ang, Sesam, (BE)

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

2020. Encuentro Virtual, Art students of the National University of Rio Negro (AR)
2019. 
TEDx . The Power of Resilience and Vulnerability. Antwerp, (BE)
2019. City of Asylum. Pittsburgh (USA)
2019. Pine-Richland High School, Art students, Pittsburgh (USA)
2019. Art Nouveau Museum. Aveiro (PT)
2019. CreArt 2019, Aveiro (PT)
2018. Villa Verbeelding, Hasselt (BE)
2018. Festival Van de Gelijkheid, Gent (BE)
2018. Illustration Festival Cologne (GE)
2018. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (IT)
2018. Red Starline Museum, Antwerp (BE)
2017. Children’s Books on ArtBologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna (IT)
2017. MUK HA Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, (BE)