I’m Ana Bănică, a Romanian freelance illustrator & cat lover, based in Bucharest.
My work is, above all, inspired by my personal experiences and fantasies.
I’m in love with bright colours and I find the stylization process of any shape, either panther or cactus, simply fascinating. Very often I find inspiration and guidance in ancient art and sometimes in folk art.
I enjoy most illustrating love stories, real or imagined, fantasy scenes with big lazy cats or nude characters in love with summer, living that special mood, before sunset, when everything is warm and quiet.
My style is definitely influenced by my minimalist designs I work with at my wall stickers studio, Cai verzi pe pereți.
2023 / CONNECTIONS, part of Design GO | Romanian Design Week – The EDIT, Bucharest , Romania / group show
2023 / Launching + pop-up architecture illustration exhibition of the Map of Bucharest Musicians Houses and Concert Halls, project created by CASE DE MUZICIENI – Bucharest, Romania
2022 / BANANA SHORT STORIES, part of Design GO | Romanian Design Week – Miss Ale Central Culture, Bucharest, Romania / solo show
2020 / Ne Travaillez Jamais!, curated by IDLE BUH – Bucharest, Romania / group show
2019 / 10 ani de Cai verzi pe pereți, Bucharest, Romania / solo show
2019 / Eyes on Romania, Graphic Days Torino – Turin, Italy /group show
2019 / RADAR – Romanian Artists Developing Alternative Realities, curated by One Night Gallery – Bucharest, Romania / group show
2019 / PosterJam Offbeat x Creative Quarter Design Festival – Bucharest, Romania / group show
2019 / One Night Gallery // Love Ana Bănică – Bucharest, Romania / solo show
2019 / Cartierul Creativ la Madrid Design Festival, ICR Madrid – Madrid, Spain / group show
2018 / Și poveștile merg în vacanță, curated by Studio Receptor – Bucharest, Romania / group show
2017-2018 / Bedtime Stories, curated by Studio Receptor – Bucharest, Romania / group show
2017 / Fete de fete, curated by Studio Receptor – Bucharest, Romania / group show
ARCEN | Avon | Bad Unicorn | BCR | Cărturești | European LAB | Glamour | Samsung | Uber Green | Vellant
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