Mari Kanstad Johnsen (born in Bergen, Norway 1981) resides and works in Oslo as an artist, illustrator and writer. She has her education from KHIO/Oslo (BA in Visual Communication) and Konstfack/Stockholm (MA in Storytelling).
Since completing studies in 2010 she has illustrated 12 childrens books, 4 she has also written and 6 translated and published in France. The book « I´m out of here » won a special mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2017. She has also produced 2 artist books, stencil printed during residencies in Italy and Netherlands.
In addition to book making, Johnsen also works with editorial illustration and other commissioned illustration-works, and with independent art works.
Her way of working often has its starting point in analogue drawing, ink or pencil, sometimes completed digitally, and some drawings are 100% digitally made.
Saturday 29 septembre, 11am with the artist !
Workshop and talk planned (dates to define in september).