About
Myriam Wares is a French-Canadian illustrator from Montreal. Her work touches on a variety of themes, notably natural sciences and technology, mythology and surrealism, as well as contemporary social issues. With a rich but subtle layering of textures and the dramatic use of lighting, she creates warm, surrealistic scenes that draw viewers into a world of wonder.
Initially a self-taught artist, she later completed her professional training in illustration at Dawson College. After a short period of employed work, she decided to launch her freelance business in 2019. In parallel, she pursued complementary studies in art history at Université de Montréal, to deepen her understanding of the artistic world.
She has since worked with clients from around the globe, on projects ranging from packaging design to editorial illustration, publishing and advertising. Her work has been recognized and awarded by organizations such as Communication Arts, World Illustration Awards and 3x3 Magazine.
Myriam is a professional member of The Quebec association of Illustrators, as well as a member of Found Artist's directory. She is fluent in both french and english.
Awards and nominations
Communication Arts illustration award, annual nº62, nº64 ( Shortlisted nº63, nº65)
World Illustration Awards, 2021, 2024
3x3 Magazine illustration award — Annual nº17, nº18, nº19
Creative Quarterly nº63, nº67
CSS Design Awards 2021, Website of the year — In collaboration with Dept Agency & Dogstudio
Applied Arts Illustration Award, 2020, 2021, 2024
Awwwards, honorable mention, Site of the day — In collaboration with Hands Agency
Nomination — CSS Design Awards 2021, Website of the year — In collaboration with Hands Agency
Nomination — National Magazine Awards, 2021
Nomination — The British Science Fiction Association Award for Artwork

Press and media
Journal 24h — Entrevue

Exhibitions
World Illustration Awards 2021 Touring Exhibition
MTL en Arts 2019  —  Atataken Street  show
Aquarium of Night  group show — Wow x Wow gallery UK
Nuit Blanche MTL 2019 — Galerie Marc Gosselin

Jury
Juror for Illustration Québec's annual 2022 professional status evaluation
Juror for  Illustration Québec's annual Dawson College graduating students awards 2022