Alena Skarina
Illustration, Toronto Ontario Canada
 
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Brief Summary
Alëna Skarina was born in Siberia, Russia in 1986.
She works in illustration and fine art in Toronto, Canada.
Alëna is represented by Reactor Art + Design agency.
Her style is known for its hyper-precise linework,
hand-done typography and unique graphic sensibility.
Clients
Action Makes
Alzheimer Society
Apparatus Inc.
BB Guns
Blood Association of Canada
Bloomberg Businessweek
Chatelaine Magazine
Cheil Canada
Clairol
Commons & Sense Mag
Dairy Farmers of Canada
The Drake Hotel
Evoke Solutions
Due North Communications
Dutton Books
Global Brief Magazine
GRAND Creative
Grey Canada
GWP Brand Engeneering
Health Ontario
Heineken
H&R Block
JWT Canada
KIK Messenger App
Kindness Killers
Kyocera Cellphones
Literary Review of Canada
Little Rocket
Luminato Festival
The Mark Inside
Marshall Homes
Meridian Insurance
Midnight Mangoes
Mozaic Press
Much Music
National Post
Nissan Canada
One Advertising
OCAD University
Parkview Mall
Salvation Army
Santa Fe Reporter
Samsung
Seagrams Vodka
Sharpie TV
SIMS Snowboards
SQUARE
Syinc Agency
TBWA Toronto
Toronto Life Magazine
Uncle Bens
UnderRepped
Walrus Magazine
Whiskas
WORN Fashion Journal
 
Professional Experience
Education

2009 ・ Bachelor of Design: Illustration Major, Ontario College of Art & Design.


Exhibitions


2014 ・  Forever & A Day, OCADU Gallery, Toronto
2014 ・ Protect Ya Neck, Moniker Gallery, Toronto
2014 ・ If Walls Could Talk, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2013 ・ Phases, Milk Glass & Co. Gallery,Toronto
2013 ・ fART, Ocad U Student Gallery, Toronto
2013 ・ HisHers, Womanorial, Dallas, TX
2013 ・ Posers: Contemporary Portraits, Oz Studios, Toronto
2012 ・ Group Show: THE 100 $HOW, Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, OR
2012 ・ Group Show: Menagerie, Steam Whistle Brewing, Toronto
2011 ・ Group Show: Romance of the Wheel, Jet Fuel, Toronto
2010 ・ Group Show: FOR NOW, mural for The Drake Hotel, Toronto
2010 ・ Group Show: KATAMARI, Floating World Comics, Portland, OR
2010 ・ Solo show: Kind Red, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto
2010 ・ Character Expo: LUNOHOD-1, Copenhagen Loft Club, Moscow
2009 ・ Group show: From Me to You, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto
2009 ・ Group show: The Kids are Alright, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto
2008 ・ Group show: Off the Wall, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto
2008 ・ Group show: Remix, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2008 ・ Group mural: Luminato Arts Festival, Toronto
2007 ・ Mural: Wall Space, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto
2006 ・ Group show: Miniatures, INDEXG Gallery, Toronto
 
Awards and Recognition
2015 ・ Lürzer's Archive 05
2015 ・ London International Advertising Awards - Bronze x2
2014 ・ American Illustration AI34 
2013 ・ 3×3 Illustration Annual Nº10
2011 ・ 3×3 Illustration Annual Nº8
2011 ・ American Illustration AI30
2010 ・ 3×3 Illustration Annual Nº7
2010 ・ American Illustration AI29
2010 ・ Applied Arts: Best Gallery series
2010 ・ Creative Quarterly 19
2009 ・ Creative Quarterly 18
2009 ・ American Illustration AI28
2009 ・ 3×3 Illustration Annual Nº6
2008 ・ Applied Arts: Best Ad series
2004 ・ American Illustration AI24

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