Marja de Sanctis' Portrait by Fiona Essex

Photo by Fiona Essex

About Me

I am a Brazilian (and half Italian) visual artist and illustrator based in London. I grew up in Brasilia (Brazil) and relocated to Italy where I gained a BA in Fine Arts.

After a short career working as a video editor for the cinema industry in Italy I moved to London, where I graduated with an MA in Illustration from the Camberwell College of Arts.

I use mixed media, rendered in a painterly style and a vibrant colour palette.

My work is informed by the curiosity of human stories, songs and podcasts which I seek to represent through the use of metaphor and symbolism. Album cover design, audio-visual work, pattern design, animation and ceramics are also explored within my art practice.

If you're interested in commissions, collaborations or just want to say hi then I'd love to hear from you ♥

Commissioned work


Berlin Atonal 2017 (Abul Mogard A/V)/ Lenny Letter / CP + B / Secret 7" 2016/ TomboyX / The Debrief UK/ In shades Magazine / Manchester City FC / Belly Kids / Shameless Magazine / Sugoi Books / Shellsuit Zombie Magazine / / UAL - University of the Arts London / Ecstatic Recordings / Converse / Glaceau Vitamin Water / VCO Recordings




World Illustration Awards 2015 - Editorial / New Talent (shortlisted)


Contact Contact meHELLO [AT] MARJA.CO


  • 2016 - Secret 7 - Group Exhibition - Sonos Studios. London, UK.
  • 2014 - Assemby - CCW Alumni Show - Group Exhibition. Triangle Space and Cookhouse Gallery. London, UK.
  • 2014 - Confluence for Glaceau Vitamin Water. Group Exhibition. Shinebright Studios. Bricklane, London, UK.
  • 2014 - Camberwell MA Illustration 2014 Graduation Show. Group exhibition. Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK.
  • 2014 - Pomegranate. Group exhibition. Brixton East, London, United Kingdom.
  • 2012 - ApocalypseCrack. Group exhibition. Forte Prenestino. Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Patchbox Project.Group exhibition. Cargo Gallery. Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - WIFi ART. Group exhibition. Circolo degli Artisti. Rome, Italy.
  • 2011 - Movie Night. Group exhibition. Vibe Gallery (now Trispace Gallery). London, UK.
  • 2011 - London College of Communication Animation Degree Show. Group exhibition. LCC, London, UK.
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