Ilaamen* Pelshaw is a Latina artist, born and raised in Guatemala, with background in commercial graphic design and emphasis in illustration, her work is mainly figurative and graphic. Ilaamen is a storyteller who explores elements of everyday life in a colorful and cheerful way, often focused on kindness and inclusion. */E-Laa-Men/
- Since 2015 Ilaamen has participated in more than 30 exhibitions in different States and 3 local solo shows and her art can be found in private collections around Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central America.
-Selected as the Omaha Summer Arts Festival Featured Illustrator for 2 consecutive years.
-One of the winners of the 7th edition of Latin American Illustration by AI/AP.
-Selected artist for the United States Department of State’s Art in Embassies program, with the piece “United We Live” being displayed at the US Ambassador’s residence in Kampala, Uganda.
-Featured in Singulart Magazine from Paris, France as One of 7 Illustrators to Watch. Click to read
CLIENTS (partial list): Henkel, PepsiCo Latin America, Nestle Guatemala, Panera Bread.
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design - URL, Guatemala
Styling coursework - Istituto Marangoni. Milano, Italy
Artist Inc - Amplify Arts. Omaha, NE. USA
ACWG - Amplify Arts. Omaha, NE. USA
Coffee Time , Sozo - Omaha NE.
Contrast , Sozo - Omaha NE.
Cultural Connections , Sozo - Omaha NE.
Color Theory , Connect Gallery - Omaha NE.
Participation in 4 exhibitions at bG Gallery - Santa Monica CA
4 times participation in the OEAA Visual Showcase - RBR Gallery - Omaha NE
Participation in 12 exhibitions at Cactus Gallery - Los Angeles CA
Critters - Artless Bastard Gallery - De Pere WI
Participation in 3 exhibitions at Split Gallery - Omaha NE
Participation in 2 exhibitions at Michaels Phipps Gallery - Omaha NE
The Voice of Our Roots (awarded exhibition) - Museo Latino - Omaha NE
Mermaids - La Bodega Gallery - San Diego CA
Tales from Derry - SugarMynt Gallery - Pasadena CA
Triennial ARTcetera Auction at Sioux City Art Center - Iowa
Biennial exhibition Arte Latinx, Gallery 1516 - Omaha NE