Themes like love, motherhood and childhood are illustrated world of delicate and playful way, are unique pieces that convey warmth and sweetness, rewarding family atmosphere.

m3Karina Cocq was born in Chile. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts, with a Special Mention in Plastic Arts in the University of Chile. She also specialized in children’s illustration in EINA, Barcelona. Since 2010 she has illustrated for different institutions such as the Explora CONICYT Program (Chile), Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Chile) and Pablo Neruda Foundation (Chile), among others.

She recently illustrated “TAMIKA” a children’s book published by Lom Ediciones and “Juanita Carey” an illustrated album published by Cocorocoq Editions. In 2013 she had her first solo exhibition at Gallery Loba (Valparaiso) and in 2014 she shared the “Dark Skin” exhibition with Cecilia Toro at Plop Gallery (Chile).

pachamama_2Karina’s work was selected for the First Catalog of Chilean Contemporary Illustration published by Eight Books and Gallery Plop in 2013 and she participated in the 4th and 6th Catalog of Ibero-American Illustration -“Latin America Illustrates”-, exhibited at the Book Fair of Guadalajara. Since 2014 she teaches Illustration at the Arcos Professional Institute and she directs Watercolor and Illustration Workshops at “Casa Plop!” and Balmaceda.

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Karina loves using watercolors, ink and graphite pencil in a very versatile manner. Her art creates images full of symbolism with a great influence of magical realism. To see more of Karina’s wonderful work, go to: http://karinacocq.tumblr.com

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