Sasha Spyrou is an illustrator, printmaker and researcher. She recently gained her M.Res. Art and Design at LJMU, and achieved a BA (Hons) in Graphic Arts Illustration at LJMU in 2011. Sasha’s research investigates notions of the uncanny, exploring what gives a sense of character, through her envisioning of what she refers to as ‘Otherworldly Folk’. Her work also explores how this sense of character may be found in everyday objects, creating taxonomies of both the mundane and strange. Her work has been described as having an enchanted quality, conjuring up a fantastical world with colourful narratives and histories woven around characters.
Sasha has collaborated with other illustrators and authors on a number of projects. Recent commissions include a series of educational books for Shirley Conran, and a set of instructional illustrations for Liight Ltd.
Sasha has exhibited works internationally, most recently in New Zealand. Previous exhibitions include at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk; Merchant Taylors School, and the Unity Theatre. She has also contributed to national ‘20/20’ and international ‘Global Echo’ print exhibitions Sasha has worked as an Art and Design tutor for over ten years, including Liverpool Library Services.