Victoria Fomina graduated from Moscow State Academy of Architecture.
Her interests include painting, graphics, design and illustration.
She has illustrated over 50 books for leading publishers.
“I was born in a small town on the coast of the Black Sea, situated among vineyards and gorgeous ruins of ancient Greek and Roman settlements. As a child, I adored diving in the waves and looking for shards of ancient red-figured vases. I liked to draw columns and arches of antique architecture and read old legends and myths. Books and architecture became intertwined in my life. I graduated from the Academy of Architecture, but the magical art of books has become my passion.
I like to work with water-based paints - watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. They are mobile and allow spontaneity when I paint. They make miracles happen!”
1997 - Russian State Committee of Printing - Winner (Russia)
1998 - The Golden Ostap – First prize (Russia)
1999 - The Golden Pen of Belgrade – First prize (Serbia)
2003 - The Golden Apple Bratislava - First prize (Slovakia)
2009 - Tallinn Illustrators Triennial Power of Pictures - Diploma (Estonia)
2017 - Gold Award, Global Illustration Award - First prize Frankfurt (Germany)
2017 - International Competition Image of the Book - Diploma (Russia)
2017 - Russian Academy of Arts - Diploma (Russia)
2019 - Nami Concours - Purple Island Award (South Korea)
2019 - AOI. Poster Prize for Illustration - London Stories. Shortlist (Great Britain)
2019 - Book Illustration Festival BookILL Fest - Special prize ( Novo Miloševo, Serbia)
2020 - Nomination for The Hans Christian Andersen Award (IBBY)
2021 - International Competition Image of the Book - Prizewinner (Russia)
2021 - American Illustration 40. Winner (USA)