Kristi Kangilaski


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24/05/1982


Occupations

illustrator, writer, graphic designer




Kristi Kangilaski (1982) is an illustrator, book and graphic designer, author of children’s books, and art teacher. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in graphic design in 2013, and is member of the Estonian Graphic Designers Association. Kangilaski regularly collaborates with the Estonian magazine Ema. She has received numerous awards for the books she has written and/or illustrated, and was included in the 2015 White Ravens catalogue.

I start working in my head first. When the vision of a picture is complete, then I take a pencil and draw it on paper. The biggest part of the process happens at a computer. Usually, I cut the drawings up into pieces digitally, “glue” them back together, and then draw over them. 



Heinsalu, Els. Ahhaa!, Päike ja Pilv 2019
Petrone, Epp. Elas kord…: Kahe minuti muinasjutud, Petrone Print 2019
Povel, Evelin. Ronides sugupuul (Climbing the Family Tree), MTÜ Väärt Vanad Võtted 2018
Petrone, Epp. Võlusõnad (Magic Words), Petrone Print 2017
Püttsepp, Juhani. Mina olen enda oma (I Am My Own), Lastekaitse Liit 2017
Vatsel, Lana. Sa oled alati hoitud (Somebody Always Cares), Päike ja Pilv 2016
Kangilaski, Kristi. Tuvi ei taha saia (Tiu and the Dove), Päike ja Pilv 2014
Petrone, Epp. Arva ära (Take a Guess), Päike ja Pilv 2014
Kass, Kristiina. Unelinnu pesa (Dream Bird’s Nest), Päike ja Pilv 2013
Kangilaski, Kristi. Päike läheb puhkusele (The Sun Goes on Holiday), Päike ja Pilv 2012

2019 The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Kristi Kangilaski. „Suur rüütel“)
2017 Good Children’s Book (Epp Petrone. Magic Words)
2017 The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Els Heinsalu. Ahhaa!)
2015 The White Ravens (Kristi Kangilaski. Tiu and the Dove)
2015 The Knee-High Book Competition, Honourable Mention (Lana Vatsel. Somebody Always Cares)
2014 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kristi Kangilaski. Tiu and the Dove)
2013 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kristiina Kass. Dream Bird’s Nest)
2013 The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Epp Petrone. Take a Guess)
2012 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Special Prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Estonian Graphic Designers’ Associations’ Special Prize for a young artist (Kristi Kangilaski. The Sun Goes on Holiday)
2012 Good Children’s Book (Kristi Kangilaski. The Sun Goes on Holiday)
2011 The Knee-High Book Competition, Honourable Mention (Kristi Mägi = Kristi Kangilaski. Three Stories of the Sun = The Sun Goes on Holiday)

2019 Solo exhibition, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn
2019 Spring exhibition, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn
2018–2020 Exhibition of Baltic illustrators “Running with Wolves”, London, the United Kingdom; Estonian Children’s Literature Centre (“Wolf Run”), Tallinn; Gdańsk, Wrocław, Białystok, Warsaw, Płock, Szczecin, Poland; Pordenone, Italy; Vilnius, Lithuania
2018–2019 Exhibition of Estonian illustrators “Running with Wolves”, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn;
2017 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2017 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
2017 Spring exhibition of Estonian illustrators, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre
2017 Exhibition of Estonian illustrators “A Window into the Fairy Tale World”, Haapsalu Cultural Centre, Haapsalu Children’s Library
2016 Travelling exhibition of Estonian illustrators, “A Walk on the Path of Fairy Tale Together with Charles Perrault”, Moscow, Krasnoarmeysk, Mytishchi, Russia
2015–2020 International illustration exhibition, “It’s Always Tea-Time”, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn; Riga, Latvia; Uusikaupunki, Finland; Gdansk, Wrocław, Toruń, Elbląg, Poland; Berlin, Germany; Szczecin, Płock, Poland; Budapest, Hungary; Oxford, the United Kingdom; Moscow, Krasnoarmeysk, Mytishchi, Vyborg, St. Petesburg, Russia
2015–2019 Exhibition of Estonian Illustrators, “Once Upon a Time…” (Grimm’s Fairy Tales), Aosta, Anagni, Lagonegro, Bernalda-Metaponto, Corato, Matera, Roma, Lacco Ameno, Irsina, Siracusa, Sassari, Roma, Bologna, Italy; Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn; Minsk, Belarus; Kraków, Łomża, Białystok, Szczecin, Płock, Warszaw, Elbląg, Gdańsk, Opole, Poland
2015 “Picture Story”, Tallinn, Estonia
2013–2014 Group exhibition “The Visions of Mother Goose. Tribute to Charles Perrault”, Tallinn, Estonia

The Sun Goes on Holiday by Kristi Kangilaski
Simplified Chinese: 太阳去度假, Beijing, 2018