Offical Website of Kinuko Y. Craft

Awards, Covers & Accomplishments

 

Career and Special Awards
Spectrum Awardsfor SF/F/H artworks, juried
2002: grandmaster — winner

Major Awards
World Fantasy Awardsfor Fantasy works; juried, with nominations from World Fantasy Con members (6 nominations; 1 win)
2011: artist — winner
2009: artist — nomination
2006: artist — nomination
2005: artist — nomination
2003: artist — nomination
2001: artist — nomination
 
Chesley Awardsfor SF/F/H artworks; voted by members of Association of SF & F Artists (23 nominations; 4 wins)
2016: lifetime artistic achievement — winner
2015: lifetime artistic achievement — nomination
2014: lifetime artistic achievement — nomination
2011: Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington (Tor) — cover illustration, hardcover — nomination
2008: “The Elven Queen of the Golden Wood” — color work, unpublished — nomination
2007: artistic achievement — nomination
2006: The Divided Crown by Isabel Glass (Tor) — cover illustration, hardcover — nomination
2006: Metallic Love by Tanith Lee (Bantam Spectra) — cover illustration, paperback — nomination
2005: Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra) — cover illustration, paperback — nomination
2004: Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier (Tor) — cover illustration, hardcover — nomination
2004: artistic achievement — nomination
2003: Sleeping Beauty by Mahlon F. Craft (Sea Star Books) — interior illustration — nomination
2003: artistic achievement — nomination
2002: The Adventures of Tom Thumb by Marianna Mayer (Sea Star Books) — interior illustration — nomination
2002: artistic achievement — nomination
2002: “Die Walküre” — product illustration — winner
2001: The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip (Ace) — cover illustration, hardcover — nomination
2001: Cinderella by Kinuko Y. Craft (North-South/SeaStar) — interior illustration — winner
2001: “Angel” — product illustration — nomination
2000: “Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea” (box art for Celestial Seasonings) — product illustration — nomination
1999: Song for the Basilisk by Patricia A. McKillip — cover illustration, hardcover — winner
1999: Pegasus by Marianna Mayer — interior illustration — nomination
1997: Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip — cover illustration, hardcover — nomination
Hall of Fame: Society of Illustrators
Silver Medal: Society of Illustrators 33rd annual exhibition
Gold Medal: Society of Illustrators 35th annual exhibition
Gold Medal: Society of Illustrators 38th annual exhibition
Silver Medal: Society of Illustrators 39th annual exhibition
Silver Medal: Society of Illustrators 41st annual exhibition
Gold Medal: Society of Illustrators 42nd annual exhibition
 
Hamilton King Award
Society of Illustrators, NY in 1987
Conflux3 fantasy 2006 in the International Art Show at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Best International Art
Renaissance 2001 show, The Franklin Mint Museum.
Best in show.
 
Society of Illustrators
Five paintings, including a Silver Medal, in the Society of Illustrators, NY 1991 annual exhibit.
Four paintings, including a Silver Medal, in the Society of Illustrators, NY 1999 annual exhibit.
Silver Medal in the 1995 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles show.
Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, NY in 1987
 
Locus Awards and Poll
Locus Awardsfor SF/F/H works, polled by readers of Locus Magazine (16 nominations)
2019: artist — 10th place
2018: artist — 9th place
2017: Beauty and the Beast (by Mahlon F. Craft, illustrated by KYC) (Harper) — art book — 4th place
2017: Myth & Magic: An Enchanted Fantasy Coloring Book (Amber Lotus) — art book — 9th place
2017: artist — 3rd place
2013: artist — 8th place
2012: artist — 8th place
2011: artist — 8th place
2010: artist — 10th place
2009: artist — 9th place
2008: artist — 10th place
2007: artist — 8th place
2006: artist — 6th place
2005: artist — 5th place
2004: artist — 8th place
2003: artist — 7th place
 
Spectrum 10 Silver Award: Books 2003
Spectrum 9 Grand Master Award 2002
Spectrum 8 Gold Award 2001
Spectrum 7 Gold Award 2000
 
Other Awards
Asimov's Reader Pollfor stories, poems, and art published by Asimov's, polled by readers (6 nominations; 1 win)
2015: (Asimov's Aug 2014) cover — 2nd place
2014: (Asimov's Sep 2013) cover — winner
1998: cover artist — 7th place
1997: cover artist — 5th place
1996: cover artist — 4th place
1995: cover artist — 2nd place
 
Spectrum Awardsfor SF/F/H artworks, juried (5 nominations; 3 wins)
2003: Sleeping Beauty — book — Silver Award
2001: “Das Rheingold” (Wagner's Ring Cycle) — advertising — Gold Award
2000: Biting the Sun — book — Gold Award
1995: Les Fleus du Mal — editorial — Certificate (tie)
Paintings in the permanent collections of:
The National Geographic Society
The National Portrait Gallery at The Smithsonian
The Cornish Colony Museum in Windsor, VT
The Museum of American Illustration, New York City
Other corporate collections.
Private collections (to list a few) in New York City; Plainfield, VT; Atlanta, GA; San Francisco; Dallas, TX; Japan and Greece.
 
LITERARY AND MASS MARKET AUTHORS book jackets illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
-William Shakespeare
-Sigrid Undset
-James Redfield
-Diana Galbadon
-Gay Courter
-Alison Weir
-Isabel Allende
-Dorothy Dunnet
-Carl Sagan
-Eileen Goudge
-Gita Mehta
-Antonia Fraser
-Barbara Wood
-Barry Lopez
 
 
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS book jackets illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
-Isaac Asimov
-Stephen King
-Orson Scott Card
-C. S. Lewis
-Glenn Cook
-Sherri S. Tepper
-Ursula LeGuin
-Guy Gavriel Kay
-Robin McKinley
-Brian Aldiss
-Katherine Kurtz
-Sile Rice
-Tanith Lee
-Andre Norton
-Patricia McKillip
-Raymond E. Feist
-Pat O'Shea
-Marion Zimmer Bradley
-Patricia A. McKillip
-Juliet Marillier