Ilyana Martínez is a Mexican Canadian artist, designer and illustrator based in Toronto. She studied art at OCAD University and has a design degree from NSCAD University. She has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Pollock–Krasner Foundation in NYC. Ilyana has attended art residencies in Canada, Mexico, Serbia and Croatia. Her works on paper are inspired by nature and cities. She illustrates children’s books with a humourous visual language, and makes drawings, sculptures, and mural installations with her collaborators, Z’otz* Collective.