ABOUT NAJA CONRAD-HANSEN /MEANNORTH

 

Naja has been working as a fulltime illustrator since 2003 when she graduated from Danmarks Design School, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

With a MA in Visual Communication and a background in fine art, she started her profession as a designer and artist in 2003. Her practice embraces illustration, painting, graphic/print design and art direction.

 

She has been nominated and selected for "200 Best Illustrators Worldwide" by Lürzer's archive 4 times in a row, the latest  being "200 Best Illustrators Worldwide" 2014/2015.

Her illustrated work are featured in over 30 books on illustration and art, the latest being : American Illustration 33, 50 years of illustration/Laurence King publishing, Best of British Illustration-mages 36 , Making great illustration/ publisher A&C Black, and earlier on her awarded children book.  

She has worked with a wide range of clients ranging from: Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Target, Aalborg Akvavit, Elle, Hallhuber, Bestseller, Leagas Delaney, Publicis, Oglivy, Kellogg´s Special K, Max Mara, Fiorucci, Hugo Boss Black, Visa Japan.....

When not collaborating with clients, she is painting with oils and drawing ink work on handmade paper.

She also has had a long term artistic collaboration with talented performing artist CallmeKat .

 

Naja is born I Denmark Copenhagen, half Dane /half Finnish and has lived in Berlin for many years among other places. Now She is living and working in Copenhagen

 

She speaks: Danish, Finnish, English and German.  And a funny Swedish if required.

 

Work can be distributed worldwide.

 

CONTACT:

MEANNORTH

NAJA CONRAD-HANSEN

INFO@MEANNORTH.COM

PHONE +45 22538540  

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2003       MA  Danmarks Designskole,/institute of visual communication

               (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen)

1998-01  BA Danmarks Designskole/ institute of visual communication

               (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen)

1997       Academy of visual art drawing and painting

1995-96  Copenhagen Art School Painting and Graphics

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 

COMING UP:

14   Parlamentarium Brussels Belgium: November 20, 2014 to May 15, 2015, 

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14    GAlerie  Carré Doré Monaco Carré Doré Collection 11.06.2014 To 27.07.2014

13    MIRUS GALLERY " The Looking Glass: Refraction through the Female Gaze"

        540 HOWARD ST - SAN FRANCISCO US

12    Peninsula Arts Gallery "Making Greatillustration"

        10th September – 20th October 2012 

12   GAlerie  Carré Doré Monaco 8th- 22th March 2012

        "FASHION ART" Group show

        5, Rue Princesse Caroline, 98000 Monaco monte-carlo

10     Nucleus  gallery

        "Line of Style: The World of Fashion    Illustration"

        Group show       Alhambra CA US

10     Bo lee gallery

         in the line of fashion GROUP EXHIBITION bath uk  

10     MISS SCARLET IN THE PARLOR,

         Cigar Box Beauty GROUP EXHIBITION Los Angeles US

10       Art Box Gallery,

           Group exhibition , Ginza,Japan 

09     Blink Gallery/Grey agency Düsseldorf

         Solo show Düsseldorf Germany

09     Slick and Basic / Cubicle Artspace

         Group Exhibition Wien Austria

09      CSU Fullerton Main Art GallerY, Redefining the Line:

         Art Nouveau & The Female Figure GROUP EXHIBITION

         Curated by Sarah Strozza and Alexandra Duron

09     Nucleus Gallery /GRAFUCKshow

         Alhambra CA US
08     AM  Artspace

         Vienna, December RETROSPECTIVE  group show 

08      AM ARTSPACE

          SOLO SHOW WESTBAHNSTR. 22 | 1070 WIEN | AUSTRIA

08     anja wiroth artists

         group exhibitionkarl-marx-allee 87, berlin

08      CONINGSBY GALLERY  "HOW IT IS AND HOW IT SHOULD BE " GROUP SHOW

08     COMPOUND GALLERY "NEULOVERS" GROUP SHOW Portland U.S.A 

07     Nucleus gallery "GRAFUCK SHOW " Alhambra CA US

07     International Fan Design Invitation

         Exhibition/ Sandu Cultural Media,/ CHINA

07     Exposure Gallery/ If You Could … Group Exhibition London UK

05 -06 VICTORY / najas and ordinarymarys shop, Copenhagen Denmark

05       Victory/ solid perfume FILTH in Copenhagen Denmark

04       Vesterbros juried exhibition Gallery project Copenhagen Denmark

04      Kaj Lang Gallery Group exhibition Copenhagen Denmark

02      Art Parade Copenhagen,

           3 Musicians+ Parade truck Copenhagen Denmark

01      Max Mara store opening /COAT 2060-2082 in Copenhagen Denmark

 

 

BOOKS 

COMING UP:

 

American illustration 33

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50 Years of Illustration.

Lawrence Zegen & Caroline Roberts

 

200 best illustrators worldwide 2014/2015,

Lürzer's Archive 2014

 

Art Box vol.11

international art box publishing japan 2013

 

best of British illustration 2012-mages 36 - Book

Association of Illustrators

ISBN20120955807654, 9780955807657

 

Making Great Illustration/ Derek Brazell /Jo Davies/

Andrea Liggins/Publisher A&C Black

140812453X 978-1408124536

 

Art Box vol.10

international art box publishing japan 2012

 

Créer avec Illustrator

Pearson Education France,

Pierre Strapélias  2011

ISBN-10 2-7440-2474-0 ISBN-13 978-2-7440-2474-0

 

200 best illustrators worldwide 2011/2012,

Lürzer's Archive 2011

 

Art Box VOL. 09

international art box publishing japan 2011

 

THE BEAUTIFUL

Illustrations for Fashion and Style

Anneke Krull.gestalten verlag

2010 ISBN :978-3-89955-321-5

 

The age of feminine drawing  vol 2,

All rights reserved, Hong Kong 2010

ISBN: 978-988-17971-1-7

 

Sweet illiustration

Eva Minguet /Josep Minguet MONSA PUBLISHING 2010

ISBN: 9788486426743

 

Art Box VOL. 08

international art box publishing japan 2010

ISBN 9784872988475

 

Ilustración Hoy

Nuevas tendencias en ilustración de vanguardia,

Claire Dalquié Indexbook 2010 

ISBN: 978-84-92643-27-1

 

Complete Digital Illustration

A Master Class in Image-Making.

Lawrence Zeegen rotovision 2010

ISBN:288893096X 9782888930969

 

ILLUSIVE 3

gestalten verlag 2009ISBN:  978-3-89955-250-8

 

200 best illustrators worldwide 2009/2010

Lürzer's Archive 2009

ISBN: 3902393084

 

freistil black

Raban Ruddigkeit

Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz 2009

ISBN 978-3-87439-769-8

 

Grafuck 04  2009

ISBN: 9780977096336

 

The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Academia  2009

ISBN: 9782940373802

 

Grafuck Book 3,   2008

ISBN: 9780977096329

 

Simply Pattern

By Victionary 2008

ISBN: 978-988-98229-8-9

 

CURVY 5 2008

ISBN: 9780975213636

 

Fashion Wonderland

By Victionary 2008

ISBN 978-988-98229-6-5.

 

200 best illustrators worldwide 2007/2008

Lürzer's Archive 2007

ISBN-10: 3902393068

 

Super Premium

All Rights Reserved 2007

ISBN: 978-988-99001-5-1

 

Secrets of Digital Illustration

Rotovision  By Lawrence Zeegen 2007

ISBN 978-2-940361-56-4

 

BOX vol 2

Sandu Cultural Media Co., Ltd 2008

ISBN 978-988-99816-5-5

 

Grafuck Book 2 , 2007

ISBN 13: 978-0-9770963-2

 

Cutting Edge Patterns and Textures

PageOne and Maomao  2007

ISBN 04-2008

 

Libro Moda

/Fashion book, By Laia Sampere (Spain) 2007

 

Badge Book

Creative Review by Gavin Lucas

ISBN 978 1 85669 409 4

 

Contemporary Patterns

 Laurence King publishing 2007

ISBN 978 1 85669 505 3

 

The Age of Feminine Drawing

All Rights Reserved,  Hong Kong 2006

ISBN: 978-988-99001-8-2

 

Fashion Identity

Index Book, Nov 2007

ISBN: 978-84-96309-57-9

 

The Bags Index Book,

2007

ISBN: 978-84-96309-58-6

 

Nothing last forever book

VOL.01-08 , MusaCollective , IDN/ Basheer Graphic 2006

 

Drømmeprinsessen

Gyldendal 2000 (Danish childrens picturebook)

ISBN:9788702001235

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Call state Fullerton Main Art Gallery exhibition catalog,

Annie Buckley, Joanna Roche, Theron Moore  2010

fashionarium,

Fashion Illustration Exposed Julia Stanescu 2010

LE BOOK 2006, 2008 and 2009

Facilitating Collaboration between the Arts & Business.

Ursula Dortea Bendtzon. Copenhagen Business School,

Cand.merc.(kom.) 2009

International Fan Design Invitation Exhibition

Exhibition Catalog ISBN-10: 1405800496  2007

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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