Sonja Danowski lives in Berlin where she works as an artist, author and illustrator,
with a particular focus on how drawn images can help preserve human memory.

Awards . Recognition
Best of Unpublished German Book Design 2007
Among the winners of the Young Illustrators Award Illustrative Berlin 2007
Selected for Ilustrarte . Portugal 2007
Merit Award . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . New York . Student Show 2008
Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2008
ADC Award . Nachwuchswettbewerb Art Directors Club Germany 2008
Diploma with Honours in Communication Design 2008
Gold Medal . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . New York . Student Show 2009
Selected for Ilustrarte . Portugal 2009
Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2010
Special Mention Fundación SM International Award of Illustration 2010
Merit Award Section Fine Art + Illustration . Creative Quarterly No. 19 . New York Summer 2010
Merit Award Section Fine Art . Creative Quarterly No. 20 . New York Fall 2010
Shortlist London International Creative Competition . Category Illustration 2010
Commended in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010
Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2011
Silver Medal . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . Picture Book Show 2011
Shortlisted in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2011
Finalist in the Illustration Category of the Picture Book Festival Korea 2011
Selected for Ilustrarte . Portugal 2012
Merit Award Section Fine Art . Creative Quarterly No. 26 . New York Spring 2012
European Newspaper Award for Illustration published in Der Freitag 2012
Merit Award Section Illustration . Creative Quarterly No. 30 . New York Spring 2013
Selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2013
Golden Island Award . Nami Island International Illustration Concours 2013
Award of Excellence . Communication Arts 2014
Bronze Medal . 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration . Picture Book Show 2014
Selected for the Original Art Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators . New York 2014
Golden Island Award . Nami Island International Illustration Concours 2015
Mildred L. Batchelder Honor . awarded by the American Library Association 2016


Exhibitions
International Self Portrait Exhibition 2006 . Museum Stalowa Wola . Poland
Best of Unpublished German Book Design 2007 . Beijing and Frankfurt Bookfair . Guangdong Museum of Art China
Illustrative 2007 . Section New Talents . Berlin
Ilustrarte 2007 . III Biennial International Exhibition of Children´s Book Illustration . Barreiro . Portugal
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2008 . Bologna Children´s Bookfair . Traveling Shows Japan and South Korea
Illustrative 2008 . Section Bookart . Zürich
Blue Book Group Exhibition 2009/10 . Iran . United Arab Emirates . Japan . Europe
Illustrative 2009 . International Illustration Forum . Berlin
Ilustrarte 2009 . IV Biennial International Exhibition of Children´s Book Illustration . Lisbon . Portugal
Cheltenham Illustration Exhibition 2010 . Summerfield Gallery . UK
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2010 . Bologna Children´s Bookfair . Traveling Shows Japan
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2011 . Bologna Children´s Bookfair . Traveling Shows Japan
19 Karen Contemporary Art Space . Mermaid Beach . Australia
Ilustrarte 2012 . V Biennial International Exhibition of Children´s Book Illustration . Lisbon . Portugal
Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival 2012 . United Arab Emirates
Sognando Immagini 2012 . Mostra d'illustrazione per l'infanzia . Sassari . Italy
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2013 . Bologna Children´s Bookfair . Traveling Shows Japan
Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival 2013 . United Arab Emirates
Bibiana 2013 . Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava . Slovakia
6th Nami Island International Children's Book Festival 2013 . Korea
Beyond the Seas . International Fairytale Project 2014 . Budapest . Hungary
The Original Art Exhibit 2014 . The Museum of American Illustration . New York . USA
The New Perspective in Contemporary Illustration 2015 . curated by Sahar Bardaie . Istanbul . Turkey
7th Nami Island International Children's Book Festival 2015 . Korea
Look! Germany . Guest of Honor Exhibition 2016 at the Bologna Children's Bookfair . Italy
Sharjah Children´s Reading Festival 2016 . United Arab Emirates


Publications . Articles . Annuals
Art Directors Club Sushi No. 11 / Germany
Objects No. 2 Craftpunk / Germany
Autoportret 2006 . Musuem Stalowa Wola / Poland
Dois mil e nove mundos a céu aberto 2009 . Design Gémeo Luís . Text Eugénio Roda / Portugal
Ligações Químicas 2011 . Design Gémeo Luís . Text Eugénio Roda / Portugal
Annibale . Segni e disegni di un mito . Text by Paolo Rumiz . Illustrations by 25 artists / Italy
Cheltenham Illustration Annual 2010 / UK
3 x 3 Illustration Annual No. 5 + 6 + 8 / USA
3 x 3 Illustration Directory 2011 + 2012 / USA
Creative Quarterly No. 19 + 20 + 26 + 30 / USA
dpi Magazine . Design Stars Boulevard Vol. 09 / Taiwan
dpi Magazine . Vol. 146 / Taiwan
LICC Annual No. 3 / UK
Temp Magazine No. 1 / Germany
Göoo No. 10 . Edición Circo / Argentina
Bologna Illustration Annual 2008 + 2010 + 2011 + 2013 / Italy . Japan
Ilustrarte Catalogue 2008 + 2010 + 2012 / Portugal
Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2012 / UK
Sharjah Illustration Catalogue 2012 + 2013 + 2016 / United Arab Emirates
Aesthetica Art Prize Annual 2013 / UK
Nami Island Concours Catalogue 2013 + 2015 / Korea
dpi Art Quarter Volume 3 / Taiwan
Communication Arts Annual 2014 / USA


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Picture books
Little Night Cat
The Straw House
Perfume Village
Forever Flowers
The Beginning
Gift of the Magi
Streams & Dreams
Berlin Frequency
Excursion Flora
Market & Meals
Snacks
Rooms
subway & Street
Tradition
Magazines

info / Contact

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Sonja Danowski





CONTACT

mail@sonjadanowski.com

phone:
+49.151.55617178

Berlin / Germany


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