ABOUT CATIA CHIEN

  • Cátia Chien is a visual artist, storyteller, and public speaker. Her beloved picture books have won numerous awards including a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for The Sea Serpent and Me and the ALA Schneider Family Book Award for A Boy and a Jaguar. Her art has been shown in galleries worldwide including the Beijing National Gallery and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition. She was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil to Taiwanese parents and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her upcoming book is The Bear and the Moon written by Matthew Burgess.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Cátia Chien is a painter, a public speaker and the illustrator of celebrated picture books, including The Bear and the Moon, which won a g

    old medal from the 2020 Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Show.

    And A Boy and a Jaguar, which was an ALA notable book and received the

    ALA Schneider Family Book Award.

    Her art has been shown in galleries worldwide including the Beijing National Gallery and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair exhibition. S

    he is also the founder of A THOUSAND WORLDS – a curated picture book directory celebrating BIPOC creators.

    She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

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