Kilia Llano
Fine arts, illustrations, murals, and art education
  1. Plantain worker
    Plantain worker
  2. Portrait
  3. Book cover
    Book cover
My name is Kilia Llano.
I'm a multidisciplinary artist living at the Dominican Republic. My origins (1990) are more in the illustration field, but since 2001 I've been working as a fine artist and art educator for children and teens from different social backgrounds. 
I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1972. I studied Fine Arts and Illustration at Altos De Chavón School Of Design and also got a bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Illustration at Parsons School Of Design, NY among others minor studies at Universitat De Barcelona (Art History) and Unibe University (Art Education) at Santo Domingo. I was the head illustrator at the national newspaper Listín Diario in Santo Domingo for eleven years. I’ve done illustrations for others newspapers and magazines like El Financiero Times, Global Magazine, Santo Domingo Times magazine, El Leoncito Magazine, Philip Morris Magazine and others publications in which I illustrated several times. In 2002 I formed my own art academy for kids. I’ve done several art workshops for elementary teachers of several public schools in Santo Domingo. I've llustrated several childrens books for Alfaguara Puerto Rico, the Alfaguara Dominican chapter, for the Spanish publishers Ediciones SM, and Editorial Everest. Right now I’m the art teacher and art projects coodinator at the school The Community For Learning, and I have my own afternoon program for kids at my studio in Santo Domingo. I work as the art director and illustrator at the SDQ Magazine, since their foundation until present day. I also have my studio as an illustrator and I’ve been working with others fellows artists doing urban street art in several cities in the Dominican Republic.