About Lotte

My name is Charlotte (Lotte) Wagner, I live and work as a freelance illustrator in Dortmund, Germany.
I studied design and illustration in Dortmund and Bergen, Norway. From 2001 until 2007 I chaired the silkscreen workshop at the Fachhochschule für Design in Dortmund and taught several classes in design basics at the Akademie für Druck+Medien Nord-West in Lünen.

I illustrate for many publishing houses and companies. My main subjects are creating characters and hidden object images (wimmelbilder), activity books, editorial illustration and spotillustration. Some of these projects I do in cooperation with cartoonist and illustrator Ari Plikat. My books and illustrations have been published in many countries and different languages.

In August 2019 I have taken over the leadership of the long-established drawing class Das grafische Trainingslager an der Eider in Rendsburg, Germany. Furthermore I teach workshops for drawing people on my own as well as in cooperation with other artists.


References

  • weekly spotillustration and editorial illustration for Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung since 2004
  • monthly wimmelbilder and picture puzzles for the kids magazine Olli und Molli (Sailer Verlag) since 2014
  • activitybooks, Wimmelbücher, picture puzzle books and non-books for Coppenrath Verlag, Arena Verlag, Ravensburger, Randomhouse, arsEdition, Oetinger Verlagsgruppe, moses. Verlag, Lappan Verlag, klein & groß Verlag and many more.

Exhibitions & awards

Participation in international exhibitions for cartoons and comical art e.g. in Kyoto (Japan, special award), Expo 2000 (Germany, special award), Goethe Institut Damaskus (Syria), Knocke (Belgium), „Alles, alles Gute“, Föhr (Germany). 


Upcoming exhibitions

  • 13 December 2019 until end of January 2020: Comical art by Lotte & Ari, Caféplus, Dortmund
  • August - October 2020: The Maritime Universe of Lotte & Ari, Havengalerie, Bremen
  • September 2020: Cards & coasters by Lotte & Ari, Kunstbonbon, Dortmund

Lotte is member of:

  • Die Rendsburger Zeichnerei
  • Illustratoren Organisation e.V.
  • Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst, Urhebernummer 1042095

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