Photo: Victor Jaramillo
Rayma Suprani is a renowned Venezuelan-American award-winning editorial cartoonist, illustrator and political satirist.
Currently, based in Miami, FL USA, she works as an independent artist, cartoonist and illustrator at Antena Creativa LLC, her own company founded in 2020, producing creative work, on demand and personalized cartoons, as well as book illustrations. She has recently exhibited her work in Houston, New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, Caracas and Miami.
From 1995 to 2014 she was the editorial cartoonist at El Universal, one of the leading Venezuelan newspapers. During this period, she published highly influential political satire on a daily basis. As a result , she was fired, personally threatened by government representatives and forced to leave the country.
She is an active member of the following organizations:
- Cartooning for Peace Organization, since 2012 – https://www.cartooningforpeace.org/en/dessinateurs/rayma/
- CAGLE Political Cartoons, since 2015 – https://www.cagle.com/author/rayma-suprani/
- Cartoonist Rights Network International (CRNI), since 2020 – https://cartoonistsrights.org/board-of-directors/
- Cartoon Movement, since 2021 – https://cartoonmovement.com/cartoonist/17938
Rayma was awarded the following prizes:
- Interamerican Society Press Prize, 2005 – https://www.eltiempo.com/amp/archivo/documento/MAM-4329794
- Pedro Leon Zapata Prize as Venezuela Best Cartoonist, 2000, 2009
- Salon du Dessin de Presse, Prix de l’humour vache , Saint-Just-le-Martel, 2014 – https://www.lepopulaire.fr/saint-just-le-martel-87590/loisirs/salon-du-dessin-de-presse-le-prix-de-lhumour-vache-revient-a-rayma-suprani_11169729/
- Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum, 2019 – https://hrf.org/havel-prize/
She participated as public speaker in the following events:
- Oslo Freedom Forum – Conference on the defense of human rights, Norway 2015 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hzWyk5Lhz4&ab_channel=OsloFreedomForum
- TED Woman, California 2019 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFFbXhEcYTM&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=TED
She was featured as one of the selected cartoonist in the Cannes Festival participant documentary film Footsoldiers of Democracy, directed by Stéphanie Valloatto, 2015 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZNv7FmZZE&ab_channel=euronews%28enespa%C3%B1ol%29