If you have an upcoming project, I would love to collaborate with you! Also if would just like to say hi, I would love that too!

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

Hello! 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.


DC Bar, Washington Lawyer Magazine, Breathe Magazine, FCB Health, Art House Records, Comfama, Tragaluz Ediciones, Cantoalegre Ediciones, Secretos para Contar Ediciones, Bagado Glacé, The Lazy Poet, Philo & Sophie, Orquesta Sinfónica de Medellín, Vueltacanela, Mil y Una México, Casa Tinta, Alcaldía de Medellín, RioGrande, Protección, Casa Santamaría, Universidad EAFIT, Buencomienzo.


  • 2019 , Adobe Design Achievement Awards TOP TALENT.

  • 2019, A’ Design Award.

  • 2019, The Brightness Award, Experimental.

  • 2019, Latin American Ilustración 8.

  • 2019, Libro Ilustradores Colombianos, Casa Tinta.

  • 2018, Creative Quarterly 54.

  • 2018, Creative Quarterly 53.

  • 2018, 3x3 Issue No.15.

  • 2018, Latin American Ilustración 7.

  • 2017, 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.


  • 2019, Heimat, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg.

  • 2019, Heimat, Casa Tinta, Bogotá.

  • 2019, Letras Ilustradas, Bello.

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

  • 2018, 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.

  • 2017, Imagen Palabra, Bogotá.

  • 2017, Imagen Palabra, Medellín.

  • 2016, LaLaLeidis, Casa Santamaría Gallery, Bogotá.

M.F.A Illustration (SCAD)