© 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 NY/Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist from Portugal. After working as an art director for twelve years, she toke the leap of following her old dream of becoming a full-time illustrator. With strong conceptual illustrations, she takes you on a journey through a unique universe of rich colors and singular textures. Her destination? To strike an emotional chord with you.

She often raises important social issues such as global warming, sexism, racism, giving a voice to those who need to be heard.

In addition to editorial illustrations, children’s books, cultural and governmental illustrations, advertisement, murals, animation, fashion, theater, ceramics, and personal artistic projects, she also gives talks, lectures and workshops around the world.

Her work has been internationally recognised by Communication Arts; Society of Illustrators NY; American Illustration Awards; 3×3; Cannes Lions; and many more… Winner of the Patrick Nagel Award of Excellence, of two Gold Awards Institutional and Children’s market (SILA); Pro Overall Winner and Pro Category Winner of the World Illustration Awards.

Welcome to the wondrous world of Fatinha.

SELECTED CLIENTS

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

Applied Arts Award (Canada)
2024 ~ Winner Editorial Book Category

World Illustration Awards, AOI, (UK)
2021~ Pro Overall Winner
2021~ Pro Category Winner
2020 ~ Shortlisted
2019 ~ Shortlisted
2018 ~ Shortlisted

Society of Illustrators New York (USA)
2022 ~ illustrators 65, exhibit and book
2021 ~ Illustrators 64 exhibit and book
2020 ~ Illustrators 63 exhibit and book
2019 ~ illustrators 62 exhibit and book
2018 ~ illustrators 61 exhibit and book
2017 ~ illustrators 60 exhibit and book
2016 ~ illustrators 59 exhibit and book

Communication Arts (USA)
2022 ~  Excellence Award, Annual 63,
2021 ~ 2 Excellence Awards, Illustration Annual 62
2019  ~ Excellence Award, Annual 60
2017 ~ Excellence Award, Annual 58

American Illustration (USA)
2022 ~ Selected Winner, 41 Annual Book and Exhibition
2021 ~ Selected Winner, 40th Anniversary Annual Award Book
2020 ~ Selected Winner, 39 Annual Book and Exhibition

3×3 (USA)
2021 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.18
2020 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.17
2019 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.16
2018 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.15
2017 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.14
2016 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.13
2015 ~ Merit Award 3×3, Annual No.12

Society of Illustrators L.A (USA)
2021 ~ Gold Award Institutional, Illustration West 59
2021 ~ Gold Award Children’s Market, Illustration West 59
2021 ~ Patrick Nagel Award of Excellence, Illustration West 59
2019 ~Shortlisted

Hiii Illustration Awards (CN)
2021 ~  Merit Award
2020 ~ Best of The Best
2016 ~  Best of the Best

Creative Quarterly (USA)
2019 ~ Selected Winner
2018 ~ Selected Winner
2017 ~ Selected Winner
2016 ~ Selected Winner

Children’s and Youth Jury Flanders, (BE)
2021 ~ Nomination
2020 ~ Nomination

Japan Illustrators Association, (JP)
2020 ~ Silver Award, JIA

The White Ravens (DE)
2018 ~ The White Ravens

Bratislava Biennial of Illustration (BE/SK)
2021 ~ Selected to represent Belgium
2019 ~ Selected to represent Belgium

Sharjah Children’s Books Illustrations Festival (SAU)
2019 ~Selected Winner

Bologna Children’s Book Fair (IT)
2019 ~ The Children Spectators exhibition and book

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (FR)
2017 ~  Bronze Lion in Design

International Illustration Competition, São João da Madeira (PT)
2016 ~ selected winner
2015 ~ selected winner

Frankfurt Buchmesse – Global Illustration Award (CN/ DE)
2018 ~ Winner
2017 ~ Winner
2016 ~ Winner

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022. Em Mim, Câmara Municipal Barreiro, Lisbon (PT)
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

2023. Illustrators 65 Exhibit, Museum of Illustration New York, (USA)
2022. 
Palco Scenici Di Carta, Giannino Stoppani, Bologna, (IT)
2022. 
Illustrators 64 Exhibit, Museum of Illustration New York, (USA)
2022. 
Illusoir, Gent (BE)
2022.
World Illustration Awards, London, (UK)
2021.“De ABC kamer”, Villa Verbeelding: Museum of Illustration Hasselt, (BE)
2021. 
Permanent exhibition entitled “The Illustration Room”, Villa Verbeelding: Museum of Illustration Hasselt, (BE)
2021. 
Illustrators 63 exhibit and book, Society of Illustrators New York, (USA)
2020.
Original Illustration Exhibition (CICLA), Shangai Baoshan International Folk Arts Exposition Center (CN)
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

2021. The Boy Who Liked to Draw Cats, Michael De Cock, Standaard Uitgeverij, (BE)
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)