Roozeboos, or Anne Roos Kleiss as you might know her in daily life, tries to look at the world with a childlike curiosity. Something that is reflected in her artist name, which was her nickname as a kid. Her work is playful, energetic and filled with tons of little details to get lost in. When Roozeboos is not sitting behind her desk you can find her on a corner of the street with her sketchbook, capturing the world around her. She mostly uses traditional materials like paint and crayons, but she also enjoys working with risograph or screen printing. Making art around the themes of inclusivity, food, community, nature and small tokens of happiness is her biggest passion.


In 2017 she graduated from a Bachelor in Illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and in February 2020 she finished an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. 

She has worked with companies such as Blossom Books,
Child's Play UK, Villa Zebra, Pearle, Uitgeverij
Loopvis and Oerol.

For children's book inquiries in North America you can contact her agent Christy from the CAT Agency via christy@catagencyinc.com

 Picture by Kirsten van Niekerk 

Exhibitions


The Illustrator's Exhibtion
Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, 2020

MA Children's Book Illustration Degree Show
Candid Arts Trust, London, 2020​

Illustration and print fair

Market square, Cambridge, 2019

AOI World Illustration Awards
Somerset House, London, 2019

De Toekomstkalender
Villa Zebra, Rotterdam, 2019

Solo Expo Tijdduizelen
Duizel in het Park, Rotterdam, 2018 

Oerol
Terschelling, 2018

Dag van het Kasteel
Landgoed Dorrepaal, Leidschendam, 2018


The Window Show

Haarlemmerdijk, Amsterdam, 2018

Cross Comix

Schouwburg Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 2017

Graduation Show

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam ,2017

Unloop: Through The Wall

MONO, Rotterdam, 2017

BoekieBoekie Start Award

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, 2017

Take A Stand

Aleidisstraat Atelier, Rotterdam, 2016

Oerol
Terschelling 2016

Peep Show

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, 2015

Teaching and workshops

Leading weekly drawing workshops
Refugee Centre Rijswijk, Stichting de Vrolijkheid
2020 - ongoing

 

Guest lecturer
Willem de Kooning, Illustration department

2020

 

Leading illustrative objects workshops
Make Monday, Rotterdam
2018

 

Lecturer on Children's illustration
Thomas More Hogeschool, Rotterdam

2017


Education

Master Children's Book Illustration
Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge

2018 - 2020

Bachelor Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam

2013 - 2017

Preporatory course Art & Design

ArtEZ, Arnhem 2012 - 2013

Internships

Illustration- and design internship
Gretas Schwester, Berlin 2016

Nominations and awards

Winner

From Seed to Table competition 2020

Picture Hooks

Finalist
Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2021

Higly Commended

MacMillan Prize for IIllustration 2021

 

Shortlisted
AOI World Illustration Awards 2020
Category: Alternative Publishing


Second Prize
Templar Illustration and Design Awards 2020
Category: Fiction

Runner-up
Design a Book Jacket Competition 2020
Stratford Literary Festival


Selected for the Illustrators Exhibition 2020

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Highly Commended
AOI World Illustration Awards 2019

Category: Experimental

Boekie Boekie Start Award 2017
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