History




About Monique Jivram:

Bilingual British/Colombian illustrator Monique Jivram graduated from Winchester school of art in 2007, she creates exceptionally unique and vibrant illustrations. Fascination with objects, layers and black line is evident in all her pieces. Her work has been described as unique, striking and contemporary.

Throughout her work there is a palpable sense of nostalgia, reflecting on the current status of old objects. The use of commonplace objects throughout the work prompts a sense of familiarity and recollections. The work taps into a universal visual language and communication of objects through prior experiences.

Punchy illustrations are created as a starting point and then refined on a computer. Her work gains inspiration from overheard conversations and is sometimes influenced by her Latin American ancestry. She relies heavily on the concept of schemas and mnemonics beginning each piece by mapping out images that support and develop her starting text.
When requested, she can integrate a craft element into her work combining urban embroidery with vibrant ink drawings.

Monique was born and currently lives in London.

Please click HERE to read an interview with Monique Jivram.

Selected clients & collaborations
We Make London.
Latitude festival.
The National Alzheimer’s Society.
Laura Lees.
The Music Regime.
Blank pages.
Brag.
Noise.
Frieda and Nellie.
Noise of art.
The Big Issue.
Art route.
Nu-craft Urban stars.
Create today
Hesa in print
Bee Smith Millinery

Selected print & publications
Who’s Jack magazine.
Sketchbook Magazine.
El Camino
Paper girl.
Cut Click.
Trisickle.
Creature Magazine.
Amelia’s magazine.

Selected press // web
Illustration Rally
Central station
Craft gossip
Lostateminor
Velocity
Screaming Sardine
Art2day

Selected exhibitions & events
Corner shop.
Brick Lane back yard.
East London Art Trail.
Guerilla Gallery.
Cactus Gallery.
Trinity theatre.
Brighton art fair.
Comuniart.
Meiner Gallery.
Strombolis, Carnaby street.
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