Darya Shnykina (b. 1997) is an artist & illustrator from Moscow, Russia.

 

With restrained and soothed color palette she’s capturing calm, introspective moments in her artwork. Using a sketchy, wavering line, she’s able to humanize and personify emotions. Although created using digital techniques, Darya’s artwork retains the charm of traditional material and textures.

 

 

After entering the Moscow State University of Printing Art and studying Graphics and Book Illustration Art, she started her professional career. In 2017 Darya won the Book Illustration Competition run by the Folio Society and the House of Illustration, in 2018 was shortlisted in the Communication Arts Annual and won the Merit Award in 3X3 Illustration Annual. Her work has been published in a number of books and publications, as well as exhibited in various galleries and fairs. She also had an opportunity to start her own illustration short course and give a few successful workshops & lectures.

 

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CLIENTS

 

VICE, Universal PicturesPolygon, The Folio SocietyAlpha Book Mag, Dark City Gallery, Clever

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

Honors

2018 Book Illustration Competition – Juror

 

Awards
2019  Communication Arts Annual – Winner
2018 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show No.15 – Merit Award
2017 Book Illustration Competition, House of Illustration & Folio Society – Winner

2017 The End of Year Portfolio Review, PosterSpy – Winner

 

Annuals
Creative Quarterly 49, 50, 51
2018 3X3 Illustration Annual No.15

2018  Communication Arts – Shortlisted 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS

 

House of Illustration

Summer Illustrators' Fair 2019

Granary Square,

King's Cross

London

CLUSTER ILLUSTRATION FAIR

1st – 5th may 2019

47-49 Tanner St

Bermondsey, London

SE1 3PL

MOPC / Berrywaterfest

International Festival of Book Illustration

12 – 14 oct 2018

Hlebozavod 9

Moscow

 

CLUSTER ILLUSTRATION IV

26 sept – 3 oct 2018

The Old Truman Brewery

Dray Walk, London

E1 6QL

 

The 13th edition of the Festival “Jazz in the Ruins”

4 – 20 August' 17

The Ruins of Teatr Victoria

44 -100 Gliwice,

Poland

 

House of Illustration

Summer Illustrators' Fair 2017

Granary Square,

King's Cross

London

 

House of Illustration

Longlist exhibition, BIC 2017

2 Granary Square,

King's Cross

London

 

MOPC / Berrywaterfest 2016

International Festival of Book Illustration

Artplay, Малый зал

Moscow

 

MosGrafikArt, МОСХ

august - september'16

Кузнецкий мост, 12

Moscow

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS & TEACHING

Creative Industries Festival

August 2020

Kaliningrad

Color and Silhouette in Illustration

MOPC, International Festival of Book Illustration

12 oct 2018

Hlebozavod 9

Moscow

Illustration Short Course

Azbooka Morsa Studio

jul – sept 2018

Shelaputinsky per. 6

Moscow

Color and Silhouette in Illustration

Azbooka Morsa Studio

july 2018

Shelaputinsky per. 6

Moscow

Quick Sketches

MOPC, International Festival of Book Illustration

oct 2016

Artplay, Малый зал

Moscow

Private Illustration Lessons

2017 – present

Private Fine Art Lessons

2014 – 2015

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