Iraqi-born illustrator Lamia Aziz has a Diploma of Graphic Art from the Baghdad Institute of Fine Arts. She has worked as a designer and art teacher, and her work has been exhibited at Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy, and in France, Lebanon and Jordan.
Lamia holds Master of Art & Design (first class), a Diploma in teaching and Bachelor in Art & Design (Honours), first class from AUT, Auckland. Besides her work in illustration, she is a secondary graphic design teacher.
Lamia has illustrated more than 200 books internationally and in New Zealand, and she is also the author of two books. She lives in Auckland with her husband, Samer Hatam, who is also an artist.
Selected New Zealand bibliography:
The Sun text by Kate Lynch (Reed 2004).
Pi's Problem text by LeAnne Orams (Reed 2005).
The Anzac Biscuit Man and Other Classic Kiwi Tales text by Peter Millett
Sebastian's Tail text by Judy Lawn (Puffin 2008).
Rabbit's Legend text by Pam Holden (Red Rocket Readers 2011).
Beaver's Legend text by Pam Holden (Red Rocket Readers 2011).
2005- 2016 Red Rocket Publishing. Auckland. Illustrated 28 books.
2007 Penguin Group (NZ)”. Auckland. Illustrator. Illustrated 2 books.
2004- 2007 Reed Publishing. Auckland. Illustrated 7 books.
- 2009 “Gilgamesh The Hero of Mesopotamia” AUT University, Auckland.
- 2007 “ The Dream of Gilgamesh” AUT University, Auckland.
- 1999 Unesco “ City of peace”
- 1998 “The Oriental Sources of La Fountain” The French Cultural Center, France, Canada, Jerusalem and Jordon.
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