About me

My name is Sivan (Svetlana) Buntova,

I'm an artist and illustrator of children’s books.

I was born in 1978 in Ukraine. Since 1998 I have been living in Israel.

 

I have been drawing since the age of two when my mother

put a pen in my hands.

In Ukraine, I learned painting and illustration at Kyiv University of Construction and Architecture (1995-1998).

In Israel, I graduated from the Wizo Academy of Design and Education from the faculty of Graphic Design and Illustration (2006-2010).

 

During my studies at the Wizo Academy of Design, I worked as a graphic designer at a printing house. 

After graduating I worked as a graphic designer at a graphic design studio.

 

Since 2011 I have been working as a freelance illustrator and artist. 

I am a member of the Israel Association of Illustrators

and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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Group Exhibitions:

2021   "Wings," Hadarim - The Hebrew Reali School, Haifa, Israel

2019   "Illustrators in Haifa," Hadarim - The Hebrew Reali School, Haifa, Israel

2019   "Passover Haggadah for you,"  Hadarim - The Hebrew Reali School, Haifa, Israel

2019   "Ethiopian folk tales," Okashi Art Museum, Old Acre, Israel

2018   The 14th Biennale for illustration.  "Israeli childhood throughout 70 years,"

            Municipal Art Gallery, Raanana, Israel


2017   "Violets," Universal Art Gallery,  Tel Aviv, Israel

2017   "Birds in the head," Municipal Art Gallery,  Nahariya, Israel

2003   The International Cartoon Contest Haifa 2003.  Haifa, Israel 

 

 

Awards:

 

2003   Honorable Mention Award.  The International Cartoon Contest Haifa

2003   The 5th Prize Award. The 12th Daejeon Int'l Cartoon Contest. Korea