K R I S T E N   U R O D A
H O M E    ︎
Mark
Kristen Uroda is an artist best known for her vibrant, joyful illustrations. Often softly formed yet boldly colored, her work aims to express beauty in the ordinary moments, celebrate the poetry within diverse faces and figures, and tell stories that inspire reflection and social and civic change.

While her career started in editorial illustration, she has most recently moved into narrative illustration with her first picture book coming in 2023. She also works as a design researcher at Civilla, a Detroit-based studio dedicated to changing the way public-serving institutions work using human-centered design thinking and design research.

For any questions, inquires, or just to say hello, contact me via kris@kristenuroda.com or become a follower on INSTAGRAM!
I N T E R V I E W S

THE MITTENFeatured Illustrator
CIVILLA CHECK-INWhy Art? Why Now?
PRINT MAGAZINE • Designer of the Week
COMMUNICATION ARTS • Fresh
NPR ILLUSTRATIONFeatured Artists
CMYK Magazine • Top 100 New Creatives - Issue No. 48



A W A R D S   &   R E C O G N I T I O N

2021
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter BIPOC Scholarship Awardee

2012
Massachusetts College of Art and Design All School Show Awards Show Recipient
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Illustration Faculty Award
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Presidential Recognition Award

2011
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Illustration Faculty Award
2010
CMYK Magazine's 'Top 100 New Creatives' - Issue No. 48

2007
Best of Show for Scholastics Art & Writing
American Academy of Art's Senior Scholarship Competition Recipient

2006
2 Silver Keys for Scholastics Art & Writing


E X H I B I T I O N S


2014
Drawn From Within—Chandler Gallery - Cambridge, MA

2012
Pet Gazette Exhibition—Gallery 9 - Norwood, MA Illustration Trading Cards Show—Lincoln Arts Project - Waltham, MA
All School Show—Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA
All School Show Awards Show—Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA

2011
All School Show—Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA
'Earth: Fragile Planet' Student Response Show— Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA
Illustration Senior Thesis Exhibition—Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA

2011
‘8th Deadliest Sin' Exhibition—Fourth Wall Project - Boston, MA
'Toscanini's Show!' Featured Artist hosted by Fourth Wall Project—Toscanini's - Cambridge, MA Space 242's 'Revenge of Freeky Fright Nights!' Exhibition—Fourth Wall Project - Boston, MA

2008
All School Show—Bill L. Parks Gallery - Chicago, IL


2007
Spring Show—Orion Art Center - Lake Orion, MI Scholastic's Art & Writing Competition—College For Creative Studies Galleries - Detroit, MI

2006
Scholastic's Art & Writing Competition—College For Creative Studies Galleries - Detroit, MI



Mark
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