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About me:

My name is Zosia Dzierżawska and I am an illustrator and comic author currently based in Warsaw, Poland.
I am a proud member of the Milan-based creative workspace Studio Armad’illo with eight fellow illustrators.

I studied comparative literature at the University of Warsaw, Poland, and illustration at MiMaster, a postgraduate illustration course in Milan, Italy.

Let’s work together!

I am available for commissions and freelance work.
If you like my drawings, contact me!

contact@zozozosia.com

Selected clients

Rizzoli (IT), New York Times (US), Oxford University Press (UK), Usborne (UK), Candlewick Press (US), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (CH), Timbuktu Labs (US), Corraini Edizioni (IT), Nobrow Press (UK), ELI Readers (IT), Giunti Progetti Educativi (IT), Egmont (PL), ZUZU Toys (PL), Lokator (PL), Panini (IT), Dwie Siostry (PL), Gazeta Wyborcza (PL), Topipittori (IT)

Selected Awards and Exhibitions

2016:

54th Bologna Illustrators Exhibition – Bologna Children’s Book Fair,  IT (official selection, collective exhibition of finalists)

“A testa in giù” e altre storie – Libroteca Libellula, Milan, IT (personal exhibition)

Once Upon a Time in Russia – Borey Art Centre, St Petersburg, RU (collective exhibition)

Wallflowers – Fratelli Bovini Milano, IT (collective exhibition)

Il guardiano dei porci – Andersen Festival, Sestri Levante, IT (collective exhibition)

Book of the Year Award for Sto nóg stonogi Fruzi (ed. Dwie Siostry), 2016 Children’s Literature Festival, PL

 

2015:

Redrawing Stories From the Past – Galerie  im Saalbau, Berlin, DE  (collective exhibition)

Sexy Rock – Parione 29 Gallery, Rome, IT (collective exhibition)

Bricks: drawing urban history of war-time Warsaw – ETH Zurich, CH (lecture)

A testa in su! – “1, 2, 3… Storie!” literary festival in Cles, IT (personal exhibition, workshop, festival guest)

Comics aus Polen – Munich Comics Festival, DE (collective exhibition, festival guest)

Hold the Line, Please – Halle.Li Gallery, Zurich, CH (collective exhibition)

 

2014:

A testa in giù – BilBolBul Comics Festival, Bologna, IT (workshop, festival guest)

Colonial Soldiers of the First World War – Hamburg Comics Festival, DE  (collective exhibition, festival guest, panel discussion)

Colonial Soldiers of the First World War – Palais am Festungraben, Berlin, DE  (collective exhibition, festival guest)

Bologna Illustrators Exhibition – National Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan (collective exhibition)

Bologna Illustrators Exhibition – Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, JP  (collective exhibition)

 

2013:

Equilibrio Instabile – Spazio B**K, Milan, IT (collective exhibition)

51st Bologna Illustrators Exhibition – Bologna Children’s Book Fair,  IT (official selection, collective exhibition of finalists)

Illustrators 56  – Society of Illustrators,  New York, USA (official selection, collective exhibition of finalists)