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ANA JUAN

Valencia 1961

She began her professional career in Madrid, making herself known through publications such as Madrid y La Luna and collaborating with the newspapers El País and El Mundo. Since then, she has worked around the world illustrating book covers, posters and advertising campaigns. Among these are her covers for The New Yorker magazine, for which she designed 25 covers. She is the author of children’s books and picture books for adults. In 2010, she received the National Illustration Award, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and in 2012, she was honoured by The Sant Carles Medal of  Fine Arts Faculty, Polythenic University of Valencia, Spain

She lives and works in Madrid, Spain, where she continues to illustrate, paint and tell stories through images.

Academic preparation
  • 1977–1982, Fine Arts School , Valencia, Spain
Awards and acknowledgments
  • Best cover of the year, Salón del Comic Barcelona 1984, Revista MADRIZ nº 3, Spain
  • Laus Trophy for the best commercial illustration 1988, Paga tú, Barcelona, Spain
  • Kodansha Scholarship, Kodansha Publishers, Tokyo, Japan 1994
  • Silver medal in the illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1995, Art and Illustration portfolio
  • Gold Medal for Illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1996
  • Silver medal for illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1996
  • Award of Excellence, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1996, Art and Illustration portfolio / Two or more colors
  • Gold Medal for Illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1997
  • Silver medal for illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1997
  • Excellence Award, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1997, Art and Illustration portfolio / Two or more colors
  • Gold Medal for Illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1998
  • Silver medal for illustration category, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1998
  • Award of Excellence, Society of Newspaper Design, USA 1998, Art and Illustration portfolio / Two or more colors
  • Award of the Conselleria de Cultura Educació i Ciència de la Generalitat Valenciana for the best illustrated book 2001, Snowhite, Edicions de Ponent, Spain
  • Ezra Jack Keats Award, USA 2005, The Night Eater, Arthur Levine Books, USA
  • Junceda de Ilustración Prize, Junceda Iberia category 2007, For You Are a Kenyan Child, Simon & Schuster, Spain
  • Award for the best book published in the Valencian Community/category “Best book published in Spanish laguage 2007-2008”, for Demeter, Edicions de Ponent, Spain
  • 2009 CCEI de Ilustración Award, Bibi y las bailarinas, Alfaguara, Spain
  • National Illustration Award, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture 2010, Spain
  • Sant Carles Medal, Faculty of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain 2012
  • ADCV ORO Award, “new media: installations” category 2017, for the interactive exhibition “Ana Juan. Dibujando al otro lado “, Spain
  • ADCV ORO Award, “new media: gaming” category 2017, for the “Erthaland, Snowhite’s Mystery Tale” project, Spain
  • Award 3DW 2016, “Most innovative Video Game” to Erthaland Snowhite’s Mystery Tale” project with Radio Televisión Española, RTV, Spain.
  • Gràffica Award 2020, Gràffica Magazine, Spain
Solo exhibitions
  • 1988, ANA JUAN – Galerie Notuno – Genève, Switzerland
  • 1989, LA LUNA AYUDA – Galería Mama Graf, Sevilla, Spain
  • 1992, OBRA GRÁFICA – Galería del Progreso, Madrid, Spain
  • 1992, A DAY OFF – 121 Greene Street Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1993, OBRA GRÁFICA – Galería Viciana, Valencia, 1993, OBRA GRÁFICA – Galería Jordi Barnadas, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1994, ART MIAMI – 121 Greene Street Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1997, ILUSTRACIONES – Galería Taller Mayor 28, Madrid, Spain
  • 1997, EL FINAL DEL VERANO – Galería Tiempos Modernos, Madrid, Spain
  • 1998, SCULPTURE – Galería Tiempos Modernos, Madrid, Spain
  • 1999, LA HISTORIA INVISIBLE – Galería Sen –  Madrid, Spain
  • 2005, COR I FOSCOR – Ana Juan 1985-2005, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2011, SNOWHITE’S SECRET BOX – ABC Museum, Madrid, 2012, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • 2014, ANA JUAN – T-Site Dainkanyama, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014, ANA JUAN. CARTELES 2002-2014 – La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
  • 2014, AMANTES, CARMILLA, FRIDA Y SNOWHITE – Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico
  • 2017, ANA JUAN. DIBUJANDO AL OTRO LADO – ABC Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017, EL HOMBRE DEL TRAJE NEGRO – Panta Rhei, Madrid, Spain
  • 2019, ANNA DEI MIRACOLI – Open-air exhibition #logosedizioni & CHEAP, Via Independenza, Bologna, Italy
  • 2019, TODO Y PARTE –  La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
Collective exhibitions
  • 1991, ARCO 91 – Ediciones Dos Negritos, Madrid, Spain
  • 1992, COLLAGE – Galería del Progreso, Madrid, Spain
  • 1993, EL CANTO DE LA TRIPULACIÓN – Galería Detursa, Madrid, Spain
  • 1993, BESTIARIO – Galería del Progreso, Madrid, Spain
  • 1994, EL MURO DE WOODSTOCK, Woodstock94, Woodstock, USA
  • 1995, FALSOS ORIGINALES – Galería Maeght, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1995, L’HOMME SANS TÊTE – Galerie Michel Lagarde, Paris, France
  • 1995, EL OBJETO DEL ARTE – Fundación Juan March, Cuenca, Spain
  • 1999, TANGO – Galerie Contours, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2000, 75th anniversary of THE NEW YORKER, Wilhelm Busch Museum in Hanover, Germany
  • 2001, ARCO 2001 – Galería Sen, Madrid, Spain
  • 2001, THE ELEGANCE OF THE ESPÍRITU – Galería María José Castellví, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2001, MI MEJOR AMIGO – Galería Sen, Madrid, Spain
  • 2001, TIPOS ILUSTRADOS – Cromotex, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012, LES COUVERTURES DU NEW YORKER – Galerie Martel, Paris, France
  • 2016, SOBRAS DE ARTE II – La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017, SOBRAS DE ARTE III – La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017, EL TERCER AÑO – La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017–18, PASA PÁGINA. AN INVITATION TO LA LECTURE – Museo Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain
  • 2018, UNDER THE INFLUENCE: THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF PETER DE SÈVE – Society of Illustrators, New York, USA
  • 2019, MILAGROS. Instituto Cervantes – Rome and Naples, Italy
  • 2020, THE TURN OF THE SCREW – Online exhibition
  • 2020, BESTIARIO PARA DESPUÉS DE… – La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
  • 2020, DON´T WAKE DADDY XV –  Feinkunst Krueger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2020, SOBRAS DE ARTE VI – La Factoría de Papel, Madrid, Spain
Books
  • 1985, Requiem (by Gordillo) Ediciones Bhopal, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1989, La Luna Ayuda, Mama-Graf, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1990, El Sombrerero de la Calle Carretas, ( by Gordillo) Dos Negritos/Continuará, Madrid/Barcelona,Spain
  • 1990, Ciencias Naturales, La Última Edición, Tortosa, Spain
  • 1993, The Red Wind, Treville, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001, Amantes, 1000 editions, Tortosa, Spain
  • 2001, Snowhite, Edicions de Ponent, Onil, Spain
  • 2002, Frida (by Jonah Winter), Arthur Levine Books, Scholastic Press, New York, USA
  • 2003, La Bella Durmiente, Anaya Infantil y Juvenil, Madrid, Spain
  • 2004, Elena’s Serenade (by Campbell Geeslin), Atheneum Books, Simon & Schuster, New York, USA
  • 2004, The Night Eater, Arthur Levine Books, Scholastic Press, New York, USA
  • 2006, For You Are a Kenyan Child ( by Kelly Cunnane), Atheneum Books, Simon & Schuster, New York, USA
  • 2007, Demeter (by Bram Stoker), Edicions de Ponent, Onil, Spain
  • 2007, The Jewel Box Ballerinas ( by Monique de Varennes), Schwartz & Wade Books, Random House, New York, USA
  • 2008, The Elephant Wish ( by Lou Berger), Schwartz & Wade Books, Random House, New York, USA
  • 2008, Cuentos esenciales (by Guy de Maupassant), Random House, Madrid, Spain
  • 2010, Amantes, #logosedizioni, Modena,Italy
  • 2010, Circus, #logosedizioni, Modena Italy
  • 2010, L’isola (by Matz Mainka), #logosedizioni, Modena, Italy
  • 2011, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ( by Catheryne Valente), Feiwel & Friends, New York, USA
  • 2011, The Pet Shop Revolution, Arthur Levine Books, Scholastic Press, New York, USA
  • 2011, Snowhite, #logosedizioni, Modena, Italy
  • 2011, Sorelle (by Matz Mainka), #logosedizioni, Modena, Italy
  • 2011, Wakefield (by Nathaniel Hawthorne), Nørdica Libros, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012, Promesse (by Matz Mainka), #logosedizioni,Modena, Italy
  • 2012, Demeter ( by Bram Stoker), #logosedizioni,Modena, Italy
  • 2012, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (by Catheryne Valente), Feiwel & Friends, New York, USA
  • 2013, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (by Catheryne Valente), Feiwel & Friends, New York, USA
  • 2013, Carmilla (by Sheridan Le Fanu), Fondo de Cultura Económica, CDMX, México
  • 2013, Otra vuelta de tuerca ( by Henry James), Galaxia Gutenberg, Barcelona, España
  • 2014, Mi querida Babel (music and text by Juan Pablo Silvestre), La mano cornutta, Madrid, Spain
  • 2014, Ana Juan. Complet Works, #logosedizioni, Modena, Italy
  • 2015, Lacrimosa (by Matz Mainka), #logosedizioni, Modena, Italy
  • 2015, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (by Catheryne M. Valente), Feiwel & Friends, New York, USA
  • 2017, El hombre del traje negro (by Stephen King), Nørdica Libros, Madrid, Spain
  • 2018, Pelea como una chica ( by Sandra Sabatés), Editorial Planeta, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2019, Anna dei miracoli #logosedizioni /CBM Italia, Modena/Milano, Italy
  • 2019, Otra vuelta de tuerca (by Henry James), Lunwerg, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2020, La vida secreta de los gatos (by Marta Sanz), Lunwerg, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2020, Ortigas a manos llenas (by Sara Mesa), librerías de La Conspiración de la Pólvora, Editorial La uÑa RoTa, Editorial Delirio, La Moderna editora, Spain
  • 2020, Revolución en la tienda de animales, Baobab, Editorial Planeta, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2021, Comenoches, Baobab, Editorial Planeta, Barcelona, Spain