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Nov 09

The Talent Kirill Shannin’s Artist Biography

Advocate Art illustration agency are proud to represent new freelance illustrator Kirill Shannin, we love his artwork and think his children’s illustrations and more traditional work will look great in childrens book’s and as greeting card designs. Check out his biography below for more information on this up and coming artist. To see more of Kirill’s work on the Advocate website click here.

“I was born in 1982 in the USSR in the south part of the country near to the Black sea. Before the USSR collapsed I lived in Ashkhabad, which is the capital of the now independent Turkmenistan. After the USSR collapsed my family moved to Bashkortostan republic where my mother was born.

I graduated secondary school in a small town called Tuimazy. After that I joined the Ufa State Pedagogical College paintings and graphics department. Within a year of graduating college I entered Bashkir State Pedagogical University Paintings and graphics department.

During my studies at university I had the chance to do a placement for one year studying in the Professional University STOAS in Dronten, The Netherlands. Here I studied Education and Knowledge management in the green sector.

The very first professional experience I’ve had is in a small university’s Publishing house as an art editor. For the time being I am applying to a Bashkir state publishing house known as Kitap, as an illustrator.”