ILLUSTRATOR / PRINTMAKER /
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

b.1987


Hello, I am an illustrator and printmaker originally from Romania. I freelance from my little studio in Athens. I left my home country 13 years ago and I have since lived in Finland, Scotland, and now Greece. I graduated with an MA in Illustration from The Edinburgh College of Art, and afterwards worked as a Studio Assistant at the printmaking workshop of ECA in 2019-2020.

Subjects concerning human interaction and social issues are of main interest in my illustration practice. These, along with my experiences of having lived in different places are reflected in my daily image-making, with references to the power of protest, knowledge of our history, anti-racist conversations, and the climate crisis. Many of my drawings are made on location as observational pieces - often adding a humorous touch to how I see people, though recently my renewed passion for printmaking has changed the way I approach imagery; creative decisions are made spontaneously whilst engaged with the printmaking process.



AWARDS & RECOGNITION


In September 2021 my work was selected to be included on the World Illustration Awards 2021 Shortlist, in the Professional Science & Technology category. 


CLIENTS INCLUDE


Creative Edinburgh, UK
University of Edinburgh, UK
Kulturissimo publication, Luxembourg
St Andrews School of Classics, UK
Refugee Action St Andrews (NGO), UK
Sf. Ierarh Nicolae Publishing, Romania
Academic groups & independent scholars


FEATURES


World Illustration Awards 2021 Shortlist here
Pressing Matters Issue 16 here
Selection of work for sale featured on FY! here

Interview with Ballpitmag here


RESIDENCIES


Screenprinting residency September - October 2020 / Kypseli Print Studio Athens, Greece 
Riso printing residency March 2018 / The Gutter Press Edinburgh, Scotland
Artist-in-residence September 2016 - September 2017/ Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland






EDUCATION


MA (Illustration) 2015 - 2016 Edinburgh College of Art - Scotland
Exchange program 2008 - 2009 Oulu University of Applied Sciences/ Media School (Video Productions) - Finland
BA (Graphic Design) 2006 - 2009 Faculty of Arts & Design Timișoara - Romania


EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS


20 - 26 August 2021 ] DIS_CON_NEC_TED / Edinburgh (group)

[ 3 - 11 December 2019 COMBINE: A Technicians' Exhibition Sculpture Court ECA, Edinburgh (group)

June - July 2019 Between Lands Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh (group)

March 2018 BOOKMARKS artists' bookfair Edinburgh College of Art

July 2017 ] WW1 Landscapes Tent Gallery, Edinburgh (group)

15 - 30 May 2017 ] WW1 Landscapes School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh (group)

11 May 2017 WW1 Landscapes Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (group)

April 2017 OTHERWISE Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki (solo)

November 2016 ] Shaping The View Edinburgh College of Art (group)

August 2016 ] Degree Show Edinburgh College of Art (group)

July 2016 ] Inside - Outside / Tent Gallery, Edinburgh (group)

March 2016 ] BOOKMARKS artists' bookfair Edinburgh College of Art

March 2016 ] Italian Film Festival Filmhouse, Edinburgh (group)

November 2015 ] French Film Festival Filmhouse, Edinburgh (group)


*CV can be sent upon request

Interested in a collaboration, or have a project in mind? Say hello at karin.eremia@gmail.com or  

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