About Katia Wish
Katia Wish is a children’s book author-illustrator based in Boston, MA.  She enjoys working on her own stories as well as illustrating manuscripts of other authors. 
Katia is the winner of the 2011 Tomie DePaola Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
In addition to working on children’s books and magazines, she teaches illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Katia’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England.                                                                                                                                                                  
Partial Client List
Sky Pony Press
Boys Town Press
Ladybug Magazine
Spider Magazine
Cengage/National Geographic
Heinemann
McGraw Hill

Awards
Picture This! Exhibit • Danforth Museum of Art • 1st Prize • 2015
3x3 Magazine Annual No.12 Picture Book Show • Honorable Mention • 2015
Creative Quarterly Magazine's Competition • Runner up • 2012
2011 NJ SCBWI Annual Conference Juried Art Show • Runner Up • 2011
2011 Tomie dePaola Award • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators • Winner • 2011
Creative Quarterly Magazine's Competition • Runner up • 2010
Don Freeman Grant • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators • Honorable Mention • 2010
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles • Certificates of Merit • 2010

Exhibits
June 2015 - September 2015 • Picture This! • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
March 2015 – April 2015 • Draw Me a Story: Tomie dePaola and Friends, Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA
December 2013 • Whimsy • Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
October 2012 – December 2012 • Alice: 30 Years of the Pennyroyal Alice • R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA
October 2012 • MassArt Illustration Faculty Exhibit • Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA
September 2012 – November 2012 • Picture This! • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
June 2012 – August 2012 • Katia Wish: Artwork and Creative Process • Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA
May 2012 • Tell Me a Story • Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI
November 2011 – January 2012 • The 22nd Annual Children's Book Illustration Exhibition • R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA
June 2011 – August 2011 • Picture This! • Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
May 2011 – July 2011 • Town Hall Walls Exhibit • Town Hall, Brookline, MA
December 2010 • The Objects Show • Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA
October 2010 – January 2011 • The Architecture Show • The Access Gallery at Brookline Access Television, 
Brookline, MA
July – September 2010 • Emerging Artists in Massachusetts • Massachusetts State Transportation Building, Boston, MA
May – June 2010 • Malden Sketch Group Annual Commerce Place Exhibit • Malden, MA
May 2009 • NEAFA (New England Arts for Animals) 2010 Calendar Art Exhibit • New England Wildlife Center’s Catbird Café, South Weymouth, MA 

Teaching
Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Illustration Department • Media Techniques, Sophomore Illustration • Fall 2011 - present
Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Continuing Education • Children's Book Illustration • Summer 2017, Fall 2017                                                      
Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Summer Intensives and Summer Studios • Teach Illustration class to high school students • Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2017                                                                                                                                                                         Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Continuing Education • Character Design • Summer 2014
Massachusetts College of Art and Design • Xtreme!Week • Teach Illustration class to high school students • April 2014
New Art Center, Newton, MA • Teach Character Design, Mask-making and Studio Art classes to third through ninth graders • February 2013 - June 2013
Enrichment Program, Pierce School, Brookline, MA • Teach Cartooning, Pop up Books and 3D Drawing classes to first to fifth graders • January 2012 - June 2012
Enrichment Program, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA • Teach Story Illustration class to fifth graders • October 2011 - December 2011
Danforth Museum and School of Art, Framingham, MA • Teach Story Illustration class to fourth and fifth graders • October 2011 - December 2011
Danforth Museum and School of Art, Framingham, MA • Teach Illustration Survey class to high school students • August 2011
Enrichment Program, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA • Teach Story Illustration class to fifth graders • April 2011 - June 2011