© Mariana Rio

Mariana Rio


Mariana Rio (Portugal) is an illustrator, with more than a dozen of books published, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, United States and Peru. Her work has been recognised over the years, namely by the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair (2012 and 2018), BIG Guimarães (2021 and 2019), AOI World Illustration Awards (2016), Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Competition (2015) and the Portuguese National Illustration Award (2018). She loves traveling to real and imagined places.