Armando Veve (b. 1989) is an illustrator working in Philadelphia. His drawings have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and the Society of Illustrators in NY. He was named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity and selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Commissioned by

Abrams Books, Adult Swim, American Bystander, Art of Play, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, California Sunday Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Dana Foundation, Eight by Eight, FSG Books, Global Brief, Howler Magazine, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, Lucky Peach Magazine, Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s Publishing, MIT Technology Review, Mother Jones, MTA Arts & Design, National Geographic, New Republic, New Scientist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, This Greedy Pig, Todd Oldham Studios, Tor.com, Penguin Random House, POLITICO Europe, Poetry Foundation, Pop-Up Productions, Quirk Books, Rich Brilliant Willing, Scientific American Mind, Smithsonian Magazine, Subterranean Press, VICE, Village Voice, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Wired

Awards and Recognition

2021

Gold Medal (Editorial), Society of Illustrators 64

2020

Gold Medal (Editorial), Society of Illustrators 63

Gold Medal (Advertising), Society of Illustrators 63

Silver Medal (Book), Society of Illustrators 63

Chesley Award Nominee, ASFA

2019

Gold Medal (Editorial), Society of Illustrators 62

Yellow Pencil, D&AD Awards, London, UK

Award of Excellence, Communication Arts

2018

Forbes 30 Under 30 Art & Style

Award of Excellence, Society for News Design

2017

ADC Young Gun Award

Levine/Leavitt Artist-In-Residence Award

Jury for Society of Illustrators 60th Annual Exhibition

ICON 10 The Illustration Conference Poster Artist

American Illustration 36 (Selected: Editorial)

Spectrum Award Nominee

Gold Medal (Editorial), Society of Illustrators 59

Gold Medal (Advertising), Society of Illustrators 59

Creative Quarterly 46 (Spring/Summer 2017)

2016

Latin American Ilustración 5 (Selected: Editorial)

Communication Arts Fresh Feature

American Illustration 35 (Chosen: Advertising, Editorial)

Society of Illustrators 58 (Advertising, Editorial)

2014

American Illustration 34 (Selected: Editorial)

Society of Illustrators 57 (Editorial)

2011

Society of Illustrators' Nancy Lee Rhodes Scholarship

2010

Arthur Zankel Scholarship Finalist

John A. Chironna Scholarship, RISD, Providence, RI

2007

American Greetings Scholarship, RISD, Providence, RI

Panels, Talks, Visits, Juries

2022

Russell Sage College, Troy, NY

California State University Northridge, Northridge CA

Mechanics Hall, Illustration Institute, Portland, ME

Juror, 3x3

Leeds Arts University, Leeds, England

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2021

MFA ILP Thesis Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

2020

Easton Pribble Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Museum Auditorium, PrattMWP College of Art and Design

Juror, AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

Juror, D&AD Awards

2019

Visiting Artist, Congreso Internacional de Illustracion, CasaTinta, Bogota, Colombia

2018

Keynote Speaker, ICON10 The Illustration Conference, Detroit, MI

Visiting Artist, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Ackerman Visiting Artist, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

2017

Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MA

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2011

BFA with honors, Rhode Island School of Design

2010

RISD European Honors Program, Rome, Italy

*Solo and Two-person exhibitions

2022

*The Infinite Page, curated by Patrick Rodgers, Montco Fine Arts Center, Blue Bell, PA, with support from the Philadelphia Foundation Edna Andrade Fund and the Joseph Robert Foundation.
October 13, 2022-January 27, 2023

2018

*Richard C. Von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014

Belly of the Whale, Edo Rosenblith and Armando Veve, So What Space, New York, NY

2011

*Armando Veve, 2020Gallery @ Reflex Group, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2022

Some Bodies: Object, Subject, and Identity in Nursing, Medicine, and Art
Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY
November 11, 2022 - January 7, 2023

2021

Labyrinth of Dreams, curated by Tim Maclean, WOW x WOW Gallery

Illustrated Monsters, curated by illustration institute, Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery, Portland, ME
October 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Wave, curated by Insu Lee, East Sea International Art Pre-Biennale 2021 Illustration Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
October 23, 2021 - November 19, 2021

Plant Show, curated by Cassia Lupo, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

Urban Aesop, curated by robin underground, Brassworks Gallery, Portland, OR

2019

A Body Awaits, curated by Siobhán Gallagher and John F. Malta, Cooler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018

Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-2018, curated by Steve Brodner, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY (October 6-November 3, 2018)

KREM, The Scarab Club, curated by Stephen Schudlich, Detroit, MI (July 11 - August 18, 2018)

Go West!, Designforum Wien, designaustria, curated by Peter Diamond, Vienna, Austria (June 19 - September 9, 2018)

American Monsters, Star Gallery, curated by Anthony Freda, New York, NY

2017

Storybook Style: A Selection of Works from the Minds of Living Illustrators, Morris Museum, curated by Alexandra Willis, Morristown, NJ

New Masters, The Fumbally Exchange, curated by Hens Teeth Prints, Dublin, IE

All Things Great and Small, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Moments in Monochrome, Nucleus Portland, Portland, OR

Winnie Truong, Lala, Armando Veve, HARPY Gallery, curated by Michael Olivo, Rutherford, NJ

The Shape of Things to Come, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

2016

1+( ) - Global Network, The Seoul Illustration Fair, curated by Insu Lee, Seoul, ROK

2015

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Beyond the Selvage: A History of Screen-printing at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Sundance Film Festival Editions, curated by Todd Oldham, Park City, UT

2012

Bleach Blue, Fjord Space, curated by Sean Gerstley, Philadelphia, PA

Beyond the Oort Cloud, Pew Gallery, organized by Rodger Binyone, Philadelphia, PA

Conosco Projects, Reverse Art Space, organized by Paula Moreira, New York, NY

2011

Some Like it Hot, Hudson Contemporary, Middletown, DE

Senior Invitational, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Museum of American Illustration at SOI, New York, NY

Showroom, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

Ice, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

2009

Contagious, Hillel Gallery Project, Providence, RI

Residencies

2022

Marilyn Faison Artist Residency, Peaks Island, ME

2015

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Grant, Johnson, VT

2012

Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching

2022

Thesis Advisor, School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY

2019-present

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA