vanessa montano (she/her) is a metro-detroit based illustrator who focuses on quirky and fun work that consists of traditional inked lines and digital finishes. she has her bfa in illustration from the college for creative studies in detroit.
when not working on pieces, she enjoys petting her dog daisy, thinking about food 24/7, watching hilariously bad movies, gardening, and trying to collect all of the power moons in mario odyssey.
harpercollins, the los angeles times, henry ford health system, michigan united x aiga detroit, and for the children’s book, “for those about to rock: a kid’s guide to 50 music legends.”
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honors & exhibitions
aiga post | aiga detroit x aiga toledo | 2020
the best thing i’ve ever drawn | illustrators for hire | 2020
member | illustrators for hire | 2020
online exhibition | director’s pick | anton art center | 2020
fall fantasy | black box gallery | 2019
members exhibition | whitdel arts | 2019
icon10 group show | red bull house of art | 2018
drinks x design | design core detroit | 2018
emerging artist award | the guild of artists and artisans | 2018
the bitters 2 | whitdel arts | 2018
detroit design festival | eastern market after dark | 2017