Oliver Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and grew up in Northern Ireland. Perhaps most popularly known as an award-winning creator of picture books for children, including the international bestsellers How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and Stuck, Jeffers has also maintained a vigorous career in the fine arts. He has exhibited internationally, including at the National Portrait Gallery in London; in Selim Varol’s collectionArt & Toys at ME Collectors Room in Berlin; in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the exhibition Building; and in New York at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space and as part of the Amory Show. Jeffers will also show work at a group exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum starting December 1, 2012.
Jeffers has received commissions from the New York Times, the Guardian, Newsweek, Kinder Chocolate, Ted Talks, United Airlines, and Wired. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over twenty languages. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book, Lost and Found, was developed into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with video artist Mac Premo. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.