Lucija Mrzljak

Lucija Mrzljak (1990) is a Croatian animation film director and illustrator. She studied at fine arts academies in Zagreb, Krakow, Prague and Tallinn. She completed her MA in animation in Estonia as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn and gained her first professional experience as an animator with Joonisfilm studio. She lives and works in Estonia as a film director and freelance illustrator.

Profile photo: Piia Ruber

Illustrated books

Awards

2021
International Illustration and Book Design Competition "Image of the Book", laureate (Indrek Koff. Fever Flowers)

2021
Edgar Valter Illustration Award, special mention of the jury

2020
5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit, Special Prize of the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association (Indrek Koff. Fever Flowers)

2019
5 Best-Designed Estonian Children's Books, Certificate of Merit (Tarmo Vaarmets. Sandwich Does Squats)

Exhibitions

2021
Exhibition of Baltic illustrators "Running with Wolves. Werewolf", Napoli, Rome, Frigento, Italy
Tallinn Illustrations Triennial TIT 2020, Moscow; Krasnoarmeysk, Russia
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB 2021), Slovakia
"Leafing Through Estonian Children's Books IV", Mytishchi, Russia
Exhibition of Estonian illustrators "Fox Spirit. Fox Charm", Estonian Children's Literature Centre, Tallinn, Central Library of Lääne County, Haapsalu
Exhibition of Estonian artists "Christmas Tale", Syktyvkar, Komi Republic
Participation in international art project with "Studio 14", "Кицунэ. Лисьи чары", St. Petersburg

2020
The Tallinn Illustrations Triennial
Ruhnu saarel mitu otsa – Yljes galerii, Ruhnu, Estonia
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

2019
Photography exhibition, BABtér, Budaörs, Hungary
Sentieri Illustrati, Galleria Sagitare, Pordenone, (Italy)

2018
Meeting of Baltic Illustrators, Galeria Nadbałtyckie Centrum Kultury, Gdansk (Poland)
London Book Fair, London, UK
Oxford Story Museum, UK
Estonian Children Literature Centre, “Running with wolves”, Tallinn (Estonia)
Pskov National Library, Pskov (Russia)
Viljandi Sakala Keskus, Viljandi (Estonia)
Central Children's Library by the Name of Pushkin, Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Como Pedro Por mi Casa, international festival of illustrated and self-published books, Barcelona (Spain) 2018 A Tale about a Fairy Tale, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga (Latvia)