ABOUT

About Katia Wish
Katia Wish is a children’s book writer and illustrator based in Boston, MA. She is currently working on illustrating two children’s books from Sky Pony Press and Boys Town Press, both to be released in Spring 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 Tomie DePaola Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
In addition to working on children’s books and magazines, Katia teaches illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Katia’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England.
Katia is originally from Belarus, where she grew up. The influences and sensibilities of both her home country and her experiences in the United States contribute to Katia's work.

Partial Client List
Sky Pony Press
Boys Town Press
Ladybug Magazine
Spider Magazine
Cengage/National Geographic
Heinemann
McGraw Hill
The Pet Gazette
New England Arts for Animals
Tufts University Publications
Weekly Dig Newspaper

Awards
July 2012 • Runner up for Creative Quarterly Magazine's Competition 
June 2011 • Runner Up for 2011 NJ SCBWI Annual Conference Juried Art Show
January 2011 • Winner of the 2011 Tomie dePaola Award • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
September 2010 • Runner up for Creative Quarterly Magazine's Competition 
May 2010 • Honorable Mention for Don Freeman Grant • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
January 2010 • Certificates of Merit • Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

Exhibits
December 2013 • Whimsy • Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
October 2012 – December 2012 • Alice: 30 Years of the Pennyroyal Alice • R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA 
October 2012 • MassArt Illustration Faculty Exhibit • Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA
September 2012 – November 2012 • Picture This! • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
June 2012 – August 2012 • Katia Wish: Artwork and Creative Process • Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA
May 2012 • Tell Me a Story • Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI
November 2011 – January 2012 • The 22nd Annual Children's Book Illustration Exhibition • R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA 
June 2011 – August 2011 • Picture This! • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
May 2011 – July 2011 • Town Hall Walls Exhibit • Town Hall, Brookline, MA 
December 2010 • The Objects Show • Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA 
October 2010 – January 2011 • The Architecture Show • The Access Gallery at Brookline Access Television, 
Brookline, MA
July – September 2010 • Emerging Artists in Massachusetts • Massachusetts State Transportation Building, Boston, MA
May – June 2010 • Malden Sketch Group Annual Commerce Place Exhibit • Malden, MA
May 2009 • NEAFA (New England Arts for Animals) 2010 Calendar Art Exhibit • New England Wildlife Center’s Catbird CafĂ©, South Weymouth, MA