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Mauricio Negro

Mauricio Negro


Multidisciplinary visual artist, researcher, writer, communicologist and Brazilian cultural manager. Specialist in Nature, Indigenous Literature, Afro-Brazilian Folk and Traditional Perspectives and Contemporary Poetics. His experimental process relies on a mixture of analog (monotype, pyrography, scratchboard, woodcut, natural pigments, recycled materials, collage, frottage and other resources) and digital techniques.

Currently based in São Paulo, Brazil, he lived briefly in Paris, France. Ex-member of the board of the SIB Council – Society of Brazilian Illustrators and member of the Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil (FNLIJ): The Brazilian Section of of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

Since 1994 his illustrations and books have been published, awarded, cataloged and exhibited in many countries like Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Slovakia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, Russia, Uruguay, Vietnam and others.


Sustainable Development Goals – SDG Book Club ONU; The White Ravens (Germany); NOMA UNESCO Encouragement Prize (Japan); The Merit Award | Hiii Illustration (China); Finalist CJ Picture Book Festival (South Korea); Editor’s Choice in the Children’s Books Reading Guide (Ireland); Finalist Best Cover Art | One World Music Awards (United Kingdom); Selection Biennale of Contemporary Native Arts (Mexico); Selection Latin American Illustration Award – UP (Argentina); AEILIJ Illustrations Set Award; FNLIJ Figueiredo Pimentel Award; FNLIJ Special Award; CBL Jabuti Award; Cátedra UNESCO de Leitura PUC-Rio Award; AGES Children’s Award; XX Porto Alegre International Press Exhibition | Editorial Award and Honorable Mention; Itaú Social | Read to a Child Program; FNLIJ Brazilian Bologna Catalog (Italy); FNLIJ Highly Recommended.

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