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Amalia Restrepo is represented by Lemonade Illustration Agency based in central London, Yorkshire, New York and Sydney.

Please visit or alternatively call +44 (0)7891 390750 for any inquiries.

Amalia restrepo-AGUIRRE

For me, illustrating is a way of understanding and connecting to my own reality. I recognize illustration as a universal language, where the meaning is not always on the surface, but the message is always there. The majority of my work is an exploration of extremes, testing how much I can push an image in terms of proportion, scale, unusual combinations, and sometimes nonsensical scenarios in order to deliver a message. I try to evoke dreams, magic, nostalgia, and a sense of strange familiarity, similar to the sense of returning to your childhood home, or a smell that transports you back in time.


  • Adobe Design Achievement Awards TOP TALENT, 2019

  • A’ Design Award, 2019

  • The Brightness Award, Experimental, 2019

  • Libro Ilustradores Colombianos, Casa Tinta, 2019

  • Creative Quarterly 54, 2018

  • Creative Quarterly 53, 2018

  • 3x3 Issue No.15, 2018

  • Latin American Ilustración 7, 2018

  • Red Dot Communication Design Award, 2017

  • Latin American Ilustración 6, 2017

  • Flamantes Libro de Jóvenes Artistas, 2017

  • Illustrious Catalogue, 2017

  • Honorable Mention, Artists' Book Competition, 2017

  • Perro de Plata Award, Colombia, 2017


  • Heimat, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg, 2019

  • Heimat, Casa Tinta, Bogotá, 2019

  • Letras Ilustradas, Bello, 2019

  • Women of Contemporary Illustration, Higher Art Gallery, Michigan, 2019

  • Colombiamoda Design and Fashion Fair, 2018

  • Feel the Feelings, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, 2018

  • Imagen Palabra, Perú, 2018

  • Kunst Gallery, Berlin, 2018

  • Port City, Savannah, 2018

  • Colombiatex Design and Textile Fair, 2018

  • Imagen Palabra, Bogotá, 2017

  • Imagen Palabra, Medellín, 2017

  • LaLaLeidis, Casa Santamaría Gallery, Bogotá, 2016

M.F.A Illustration (SCAD)

Clients Include: