"Close your mouth"
Raquel Orzuj (also known as Ms. Orzuj) is a visual artist, editorial cartoonist, painter and cultural journalist from Montevideo, Uruguay. She studied at the National School of Fine Arts and the Instituto de Profesores Artigas. She started her career in the Torres Garcia Workshop and commenced her international activities in 1977 by invitation from Robert La Palme, director of the Montréal Humor Pavilion. She has been an editor with the international humor magazine Wittyworld since 1988.
She founded the International Exhibition of Graphic Humor for Women in 1994 and has won over 20 national and international awards. Ms. Orzuj's work has been represented in various museums over the world, like in Mexico, Italy, Germany, Former Yugoslavia and the USa, among others. Her cartoons and comic strips are also published in Germany through Cartoon Archiv. Her work has been reproduced in Spain, Italy, England, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Israel and Belgium.