Alžběta Skálová

2003–2008 Studio of Illustration and Graphics (MgA. Juraj Horváth), Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague2004–2005 École Estienne Paris, France
2006–2007 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA
2002–2003 Studio of Film and TV graphics (doc. Jiří Barta), Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague

Study stays
2013 Czech-German painters’ symposium in Kvilda
2011 residential stay – cultural centre Banská st a nica contemporary, Slovakia
2010 residential stay – Egon Schiele Art Centre, Český Krumlov

About the author
Alžběta Skálová is a book illustrator, painter, graphic and 3D artist. She is in long-term collaboration with the publishing house Baobab. Her books were also published by other publishing houses such as Labyrint, Albatros, Brod and the French MeMo. She has won several awards for her illustrations. One of the founding members of Kopr, the artists’ collective, which was founded with the intention of publishing original art books and collections. In 2011, together with Martina Kupsová and Alžběta Zemanová, she founded the art and design collective NaPOLI, which focuses on original production of books, posters and paper games. The authors of NaPOLI participated in various shows of small publishing houses and contemporary design in the Czech Republic and abroad, where they presented their work. Alžběta is a member of the internet platform Ilustrátoř She lives and works in Prague.

Prizes / Awards (Selection)
Winner of The Most Beautiful Czech Book competition for the book Strange Truths and Fables of the Green World, Prague, 2012
Winner of the Czech literary prize Magnesia Litera in the category The Book for Children and Youth for the book Pampe and Šinka, 2011
Winner in The Most Beautiful Czech Book competition for the book The Invitation, 2010
2nd prize in The Most Beautiful Czech Book competition for the book Pišťucha has problems, 2009
The Award of Josef, Marie and Zdenka Hlávkovi Foundation, 2008
3rd prize in The Most Beautiful Czech Book competition for the book The Treasure of the Old Beetle, 2008

Self-published original books
Krutek NAPOLI, flipbook / NaPOLI, 2013
Circus Peat, original book / A. S., NaPOLI, 2012
Krtek NAPOLI, flipbook / NaPOLI, 2011
Orangutan in Captivity is Prone to Obesity, together with M. Kupsová and O. Buddeus / NaPOLI, 2011
The Invitation, original book / A. S., Kopr, 2010
Butter, collection by the authors of the collective Kopr, 2008
The Prisoners of the Antiquity, original book / A. S., 2006
Marseille, original book / A. S., 2005
The Seven Saints, original book / A. S., 2004
The Three Fus, Ivan Wernisch / A. S., 2001

Illustration (selection)
Little Clare and 11 Grandmothers, Olga Černá / Baobab, 2015
Various Talks for Little Boys and Girls, Radek Malý / SKIP, 2013
Strange Truths and Fables of the Green World, Jiří Dvořák / Baobab, 2012
The Invitation, A. S. / MeMo, 2011
The 12 Tiny Fairy Tales – How the Old Man Changed and Changed / Baobab, 2011
The Pilgrimage of Filemon the Frog, Jana Šrámková / Labyrint, 2010
Pampe and Šinka, original book / Arbor vitae, 2010
The Little Black Fairy Tales for Courageous Children, Blaise Cendrars / Baobab, 2010
Hopscotch, the collective of authors / Albatros, 2009
The Little Bear Book, Zbyněk Černík / Albatros, 2009
Pišťucha has problems, Lenka Brodecká / Brod, 2008
The Treasure of the Old Beetle, Olga Černá / Baobab, 2007
Back to Africa, Jiří Dvořák / Baobab, 2005

Solo exhibitions

2017/ Blue Sorrows of Fire, Knihkupectví KAVKA - knižní a výtvarná kultura, Prague, CZ
2014 / What Goes Around…, Lidice Memorial, CZ
Illustration, The Špillar Brothers Gallery, Domažlice, CZ
Alžběta Skálová – Illustration of Children and Original books, The Gallery of Fine Arts, Náchod, CZ

2013 / What Goes Around…, The Gallery of Fine Arts, Hodonín, CZ

2012 / What Goes Around…, Museum of European Art in Liberec, CZ

2011 / Presentation at Pecha Kucha Night – vol. 16, Žilina, Slovakia
Bird of the Cascade, Minor Gallery, Prague, CZ

2010 / Snowfalls from the Previous Year, Baobab, Tábor, CZ

2009 / Presentation at Pecha Kucha Night – vol. 11, Aero cinema, Prague, CZ


Group exhibitions (Selection)

2015 / NaPOLI and Alžběta Skálová / Popotame Books & Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Cityworld, the group exhibition of illustration, Villa Pellé Gallery, Prague, CZ

2014 / Bjørn Rune Lie and Alžběta Skálová, Gallery U Radnice, Tábor, part of the book festival Tabook, CZ
Young graphic art / ai+g, Hollar Gallery, Prague, CZ
NaPOLI, paper toy, silk print, flip book, artist book, etc… / Popotame Books & Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Journey NaPOLI, Baobab Gallery, Prague, CZ

2013 / Šumava / Böhmerwald 2013, The Centre of Art, Kvilda, CZ
2 years of NaPOLI, Baobab,Tábor, CZ
Kunstverein Unverdorben presents, Neunburg vorm Wald, Germany

2012 / NaPOLI wind, Gallery Armaturka, Ústí nad Labem, CZ
The Magical Landscape, Museum of European Art in Liberec, CZ
Koloryt, Art in Box, Prague, CZ

2011 / Presentation NaPOLI at Designblok, Prague, CZ
Happiness, 4+4 Days in Motion festival, Praha, CZ
Five Czech Authors of Children´s Picture Books, Czech Pavilion, Bologna Book Fair   2011, Italy
Endangered Spirit, Prostor R2 Gallery, Brno, CZ

2010 / The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2009, The Museum of Czech Literature, Prague, CZ

2009 / Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2009, Slovakia
16 fig. Czech Illustrators from the Last Decade, Czech Pavilion, Bologna Book Fair 2009, Italy
The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2008, The Museum of Czech Literature, Prague, CZ

2008 / Illustrate and Design a House, Štokovec, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

2007 / Comic art exhibition in Café Jericho, festival Komixfest 2007, Prague, CZ
The exhibition of the publishing house Baobab, Czech Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia

2006 / Bologna Book Fair, Bologna, Italy
The country of Dreamers, Navrátil Gallery, Prague, CZ



From the media:

I like the same humour as children do (Interview for Xantypa magazine, No. 6, 2014)
I create traps for myself (Interview for Lidové noviny Magazine, No. 8, 2013)





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