Vanessa Balleza

Vanessa Balleza is a Venezuelan illustrator based in Doral Florida USA and Art-Teacher in her studio at Doral and Kalos Music Art at Aventura Florida. She has a college degree in visual arts from the Central University of Venezuela, and studied comic and illustration at the López Allaco Comic Book Schooll. This studies have influenced her making of a style which combines different techniques and formats. Her work can be found in OceanDrive, Revista Solo Chicos y Todo en Domingo de El Nacional, to mention a few magazines. Her experience in the world of children literature includes illustrating for Santillana, Edaf, Benchmark publishing, Romor, Monte Ávila, Planeta y Biosfera, producing: Canito Dónde estás?, La T Alta, Oto el Pirata, El Origen de los Mosquitos, Greña/ Crazy Hair y Star with you. She also works with independent authors like Kianny Antigua, Constanza Pollier, Adriana Devers and Luz Mack. As a visual artist, she and Cristina Núñez founded Artistas en conjunto, a collective who produces and coordinates art shows and exhibitions since 2004. She has new art projects with DATG Concept in Miami Florida.  News about her current art and editorial projects can be found at www.vanessaballezaa.com.ve, www.en-conjunto.blogspot.com, Facebook, instagram, and Twitter. Awards.
  • 2018. 1th Place Hispanic Heritage Doral Art Exhibit. 2018. USA.
  • 2018. 1th Award International Latino Book Awards - Most Inpirational Children's Picture Book- Bilingual. Greña/Crazy Hair. Kianny Antigua. USA
  • 2017. Top Ten Best Children and Teen Books for 2017 by The Latin Authors. USA
  • 2017. Letras de Ultramar Award. Un Zompopo Peculiar. Kianny Antigua Ilustraciones de Vanessa Balleza. USA
  • 2010. Award Ciudadano Dycvensa Salón de Artes Visuales Dycvensa. Venezuela
  • 2009. Award Zuplemento. Humor cartoon. El Chivo. Venezuela
  • 2008. Award Emergent Artist- I SIACM. Salón Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo en Museos. Latin Art Museum of America. Pomona. California. USA.
  • 2004. Award Ciudadano Dycvensa. Salón de Artes Visuales Dycvensa. Venezuela
  • 2004. III Salón de Arte Digital. Best Animation “Frida en silencio”. Venezuela

CANITO UN DIA DE VERANO / SUMMER'S DAY

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

Adapted and illustrated by Vanessa Balleza with her endearing character CANITO

British Council Venezuela

Art Class at DORAL FL 33178

“Dibujando ando” workshops are held on Thursday afternoons and Saturdays mornings at 10630 NW 88th ST Doral Florida 33178. For more information, you may reach us throughout the CONTACT section or may give us a call at +1 786.865.93.25

Art Class at KALOS AVENTURA FL 33180

“Dibujando ando” workshops are held on Wednesday all day at Kalos Music and Art School 20634 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180.  For more information, you may reach us throughout nfo@kalosmusicandart.com or Phone: (305) 933-4777 (305) 469-7194

Art Class at CARACAS VENEZUELA

Drawing and illustration workshops are taking place in her studio at Urb. Santa Cecilia de Los Dos Caminos, Caracas, on Saturday mornings. For more information, you may reach us throughout the CONTACT section or may give us a call at +0058 4143289448

Illustrated Stories

Illustration  is  my  passion.  I  am  able  to provide  you  support  developing  your illustration project, since I have a work team consisting in designers, translators and   writers   with   the   capability   of   complementing   your   personal   editorial project. It is just a matter of getting committed to do it. We encourage you to be an entrepreneur, believe in your idea and making your dreams come true

Works of art and sales

I  am  a  very  hectic  artist  who  is  in  constant  exploration.  In  my  online  store,  you  may  able  to  find childrenbooks, drawings, printings, notebooks, paintings and sculptures, among others. Feel free to visit me and let me know your impressions.  
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EXHIBITION

CANITO Un dia de verano

SOLO SHOW. Art Exhibition.

British Council en Venezuela



A world of fantasy turned into tales

"It is not about the strength of her imagination, but the force of wind that, as Lichtenberg would say, drove Vanessa to create these stories, since she elaborates these unreal scenarios in an absolute natural way" Perán Erminy