From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including Lazaride Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum and Spring Break Fair (Armory Week) in New York, and Gestalten Space in Berlin. 

Oliver has sold over 10 million picture books including Here We Are, The Incredible Book Eating Boy,  This Moose Belongs to Me, The Day Crayons Quit  and its sequel The Day The Crayons Came Home (both #1 NYTimes Bestsellers)  and Once Upon an Alphabet have been translated into over 30 languages. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver's second book Lost and Found was developed into an animated short film that has received over sixty awards, including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Picture book awards include the The Ragazzi Award for Fiction, The New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Red House Book Award, British Book Design Award, and The Blue Peter Book of the Year. Oliver won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo. In 2013 Oliver co-directed with Mac Premo the video for Ordinary Love by U2, and more recently made art for, and helped art direct, U2's Innocence and Experience World Tour. 

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Born in Belfast, 1977
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


For All We Know, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
50 Observations on Modern Life, LAZ inc., London, UK

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books, National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX

Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, Storybarn Literature Centre, Liverpool, UK

Measuring Land and Sea, Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK
Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, Cornwall College Camborne, Redruth, UK
10 Years of Lost and Found, The Illustration Cupboard, London, UK

Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, Discover Children's Story Centre, Stratford, UK
How to Catch a Star Original Art, Southbank Center, London, UK
Illuminations, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Nothing to See Here, Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK

Here or There, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany

The Art of Oliver Jeffers, Plop Galleria, Santiago, Chile

Additional Information, 52 Hill Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Lost and Found, No 1 Drawing Office, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Building (with OAR), The Switch Room, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Book (with OAR), 15 Nassau Street, New York, NY

How to Catch a Star, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Book (with OAR), Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Lagan Weir, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Session, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Boys at the Bar, The John Hewitt, Belfast, Northern Ireland

A World With Coffer, Rocks Festival, Sydney, Australia
Opposites, Manley Gallery, Sydney, Australia   


Drawing (for) Europe, Institut Francais, London, UK

99/1, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL

Wonderland, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
The Original Art, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Mind Storm, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
A Decade of Lazarides, Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK

 The Drawing Hand Chapter 4, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Exhibition, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
Spring Break Art Show, Skylight Moynihan, New York, NY

Hive, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Pulp, The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
The Art of Elysium: Pieces of Heaven, Siren Studios, Los Angeles, CA

The Exploded Mind of Mulholland Hwang, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

GO Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Original Art 2012, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

Work/Space, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
The Illustrators, The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds, UK

If You Could Collaborate, A Foundation Gallery at Rochelle School, London, UK
Surrealism, David Turner Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Visions of the Future, Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY

Panorama Project 3, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, London, UK
BP National Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Building (with OAR), Project 4, Smithsonian Folk-Life Fest, Washington, D.C

American Association of Illustrators Exhibition, Guild Hall, New York, NY
RUA Annual Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

50x50, Habitat, Dublin, Ireland

Change, Pixel Alliance, Church Lane Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
12:12, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland


British Council Alumni Award
Bologna Book Fair Bolognaragazzi Award
Academy of British Cover Design Best Children's Book Cover

Star of the North Award
CBI Book of the Year Shortlist
Parents' Choice Gold Medal Award
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
California Yound Reader Medal

Irish Book of the Year Award 
CBI Book of the Year Award
CBI Book of the Year Awards Children's Choice Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award 
Red House Children's Book Award
UKLA Book Award 
Texas Bluebonnet Award

E.B. White Read Aloud Award
AIR Serenenbe, Artist in Residence, Serenebe, GA
Katie Grennaway Medal (shortlist) 
CBI Book of the Year Children's Choice Award 
CBI Book of the Year Award (shortlist)
ALA Notable Book Award
Children's Book Council Children's Choice Book Awards
The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts Inaugural Hay Medal for an Outstanding Body of Work

Orbil Prize Best Illustrated Book
CBI Book of the Year Awards Honour Award for Illustration

CBI Book of the Year Awards
Honour Award for Illustration Irish Book Awards
Junior Children's Book of the Year
The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Books

V&A 2011 Book Illustration Award 
Kate Greenaway Medal (shortlist)

New York Emmy Award, Commercial: Single Spot New York Emmy Award, Graphics
British Book Design and Production Awards 
Kate Greenaway Medal (shortlist)

Irish Children's Book of the Year 
British Book of the Year (shortlist) 
Redhouse Award (shortlist)
BBC Blue Peter Book of The Year Award 
BBC Blue Peter Best Book to Read Aloud 
Kate Greenaway Award (shortlist) 
Nestle Gold Medal Award for Lost and Found 
CBI Bisto Award