Fairy Tales curated by Donna Miskend
Central Library, Youth Wing
Illustrators from the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG) come together to create illustrations based on fairy tales. With a diverse point of view and a variety of medium, the artists offer new interpretations of these classic stories for a contemporary audience. Also on view are process pieces that offer the viewer a look at how the artists create their final illustrations.
Exhibition Curator Donna Miskend has a BA in Art History from NYU, and exhibits nature illustrations, fine art, and photography throughout the U.S. She works in commercial design and illustration projects, and is writing and illustrating projects for children’s books. Miskend has curated a number of recent illustration exhibitions, including Dragons & Magic (NYPL Jefferson Library), Aesop’s Fables (on-line), Dickens: A Celebration in Pictures, (Yonkers Riverfront Library and Poe Park Visitor Center), Mother Goose Re-Imagined (Flinn Gallery) and Master Storytellers (Poe Park Visitor Center).
Websites: cbig-nycexhibits.blogspot.com and donnamiskend.blogspot.com
Click here for conversations with some of the artists.
Angelique Ellyn Anderson is a digital artist, working and living in New York City. She produces computer-generated works ranging from digital prints, giclees and photo-etchings to interactive ebooks/apps for mobile devices. Angelique graduated from School of Visual Arts, NY and Pratt Institute.
Lisa Cinelli is a painter, Children's Book author/illustrator, and Teaching Artist. She has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA in Illustration from Syracuse University.
Deborah Cuneo is a NY based, freelance illustrator and art teacher. Her finished work is mostly acrylic and colored pencils, although she's always exploring new combinations of mediums with which she can create art. Deborah is a current member of SCBWI, CBIG, and LICWI.
Maria Madonna Davidoff has lived and exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her life in three different continents has influenced her art, enabling her to create multicultural images for the trade and educational market. Working in both traditional and digital method, she has a Fine Arts degree from The University of the Philippines and studied at the Art Students League of New York and traditional batik painting in Bali, Indonesia.
Websites: madonnaart.com and Madonna Davidoff Blog
Diana Ting Delosh caught the art bug when she consumed her first box of crayons at the age of two. She has been happily doodling ever since. She loves to illustrate all things whimsical, narrative, especially animals and nature.
Nancy Doniger is a Brooklyn artist-illustrator who uses a variety of mediums. She has illustrated several books for children and adults, most recently, the ALA notable children’s book, Lemonade: and other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka. In addition, she has created many images for The New York Times, for corporations (Bank of America, IBM) and for nonprofits (Fund for the Borough of Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Historical Society.)
Websites: donigerillustration.com and nancydoniger.com
Laura Goetz is a fine artist who works as an illustrator, designer, and educator. Goetz captures the heart and emotions of people and animals in her watercolor paintings. She is presently writing and illustrating her own children's picture book.
Amalia Hoffman is an author/illustrator.
Melissa Iwai received her BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She lives in Brooklyn and has illustrated many picture books, including Truck Stop, B Is for Bulldozer, and Soup Day, which she wrote and illustrated.
Yuko Katakawa is an illustrator.
Kitty Leech is an author, illustrator and costume designer. Childrens' books include The Mermaid Picnic, and the Dollies Series, including The Dollies Scene's from Shakespeare, and The Dollies Put On A Play, available on Amazon.com. Kitty teaches at New York University Tisch Drama. She lives in Brooklyn and Pine Plains NY with her husband and a cat.
Virginia Law Manning is an illustrator.
Marie McCann is an illustrator/graphic designer working in the New York Metropolitan area. Marie pursued her passion for narrative images at Parsons School of Design. She works in a variety of organic and digital media. Marie draws inspiration from Renaissance artists such as Durer, Vermeer, and Brueghel as well as contemporary illustrators.
Jennifer Merz is a published children’s writer/illustrator and Children’s Choice Award recipient. A collage artist, she is represented by the Chudney Agency and is a member of CBIG, SCBWI, Author’s Guild, and Graphic Artists Guild. Please visit jennifermerz.com for her blog and to see more of her work.
Christine Mix is a children's Illustrator from Weston, Vermont. Her first book that she illustrated, Write Out of the Oven! by Josephine Waltz, was published in 2005 by Teacher Ideas Press. Her work has also been published in Stories for Children Magazine, Back-to-School-Issue, 2012. Christine is currently working on her 1st children's picture book dummy.
Websites: christinemixart.com and chrismixillustrator.blogspot.com
Annie Raulerson is an illustrator and portrait painter foraging in the wilds of suburban New Jersey. She loves to tell stories through exuberant gesture and line. Her six-year-old son inspires her and provides insightful critiques of her work.
Roberta Rivera is an illustrator. She is also a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Roberta is a teaching artist for children and adults.
Karen Romagna is a traditional painter. She made her picture book debut in 2014 with Voyage, written by former US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Karen is the Illustrator Coordinator for the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Vicky Rubin is an author and illustrator. Her books include Ralphie and the Swamp Baby and The Three Swingin' Pigs. She has worked as a proofreader, sketch artist, and hand model. She once skipped across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Wallace West - I am a writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn with a sleepy dog who prefers that I am not too loud. My artwork is imbued with comedy (light and dark), patterns, and a little irreverence. Visit my work at WallaceWest.com
Related Exhibition Program
The Magic of Fairy Tales: A Conversation
Featuring Michael Patrick Hearn, children’s literary historian,
and Donna Miskend, curator.
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2 pm
Information Commons Lab