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Hi there! My name is Gemma.

I am an illustrator who loves drawing and storytelling.
When I am not illustrating, I am offering creative workshops for children. A great combination in which both facettes feed on each other.

My illustration work is mainly focused on: editorial, book, educational, lifestyle, advertising, children books and comics.

A bit about myself

A self-taught artist, coming with an interesting mix of circumstances…

    • Asturian (Spanish) but living in Austria.
    • Apparently, my name sounds very funny in Austrian dialect, meaning “Let´s  go”.
      Let’s say, it was pretty confusing and creepy at the beginning to be honest.
    • I am speaking four languages.
    • Love to be told stories, but then who doesn’t.
    • My most valuable treasure: my children books’ collection.
    • I enjoy the simple things and learn from observation.
    • Very demanding with myself and also a bit clumsy, but just a little bit
      (my friends might disagree on that…).
    • Don´t like to talk about myself pretty much, but I can draw it.
    • I like to…
gemma palacio calm relax
allergic gemma with by cats
gemma palacio painting with children

Listen to and connect with nature. These are truly my most precious moments.

Hang out with my feline nephews, ignoring my asthma and allergies!

Creating together with children, I keep learning so much from them…

Exhibitions & Collaborations

“Confines Ilustrados” – Collective online exhibition of Spanish Woman Illustrators
La Periférica | Cultura Contemporánea, Almería (SP) June 2020

“Tinta Cantábrica” – Collective exhibition of Asturian Woman Illustrators
El Bosque de la Maga Colibrí (SP) 2019

Strukture & Kaos (Fohnfest) – Collective exhibition
Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck (AT) 2016

Senseless fluids – Solo exhibition
Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck (AT) 2015

World Summit Youth Award Winners – Solo exhibition
Red Bull Station, Sao Paolo (BR) 2014

“Menores de 30” (Under 30) – Collective exhibition
La Habitación Blanca, Avilés (SP) 2013

Momento Celacanto – Solo exhibition
La Habitación Blanca, Avilés (SP) 2012

John Hughes (JHH Fanzine)
Vol. #2, #3, #4, #5 (SP)

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