Photo by Laura Martínez Lombardía

Ana Juan is an artist. She has contributed over twenty covers to The New Yorker since 1995. Born in Valencia, Spain, in 1961, Juan studied fine arts and later moved to Madrid, where she began to publish her illustrations in magazines and newspapers. She has had major exhibitions in Geneva, New York, and Spain. Juan has published many illustrated books, including several for children. “The Night Eater,” the first children’s book that she both wrote and illustrated, won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award in 2004. Juan is currently at work on a new children’s book and recently contributed paintings to the Metropolitan Opera’s Gallery Met exhibition “Hansel and Gretel,” presented in conjunction with their production of the Engelbert Humperdinck opera.


“Ana Juan’s delightful creation to represent Miami Film Festival’s 36th season evokes the color and playfulness of Miami, with a beautiful femininity that captures our moment,” said Miami Film Festival’s executive director Jaie Laplante.

Of her creation for this year’s Miami Film Festival poster, Juan stated: “A flower is color, color is life, life is passion and passion makes a dream become true: The dream of cinema.”