She was born in Hunan, a province in South Central China, in 1991. She has worked as an illustrator in China for 6 years while studying Visual Communication at Tsinghua University (Beijing). After finishing her MFA in Illustration at MICA (USA), she moved to NYC, started freelancing illustration projects in U.S, mainly for editorials, advertisings and publications. She won the New Talent of AOI Illustration Award in 2014, and two medals of Award of Excellence by Communication Arts, The Best Illustrations of 2016 and 2017 by The Washington Post. "The Obama Legacy" project she illustrated for The Washington Post has won a national Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and on book covers, posters, apps, among other places. Her MTA poster "Moonlight Moment" has been displaying in unused advertising space on subway platforms throughout the 468 subway stations and on subway cars and buses in 2018.
In her spare time, she loves listening to 80s citypops, eating ramen, and researching weird buildings. She thinks she is very curious, like the fifteen-year-old boy who ran away from home to find imaginary libraries.
Adobe, Airbnb, BuzzFeed, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, MTA, NBC News, New Republic, Nautilus, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Tor, Scientific American MIND, Smithsonian Magazine, Success Magazine, PLANSPONSOR, O The Oprah Magazine, Variety, VOGUE, WWD
Emmy Award nomination (Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary)
Award of Excellence, Communication Arts 2016, 2017
The Best Illustrations of the Year, The Washington Post 2016, 2017
The New Talent, AOI Illustration Awards 2014
Illustrators 57, 58, 59, Society of Illustrators
American Illustration 33, 34, 36
3x3 Illustration No. 11, No.12
Creative Quarterly 36, 42
Spectrum Fantastic Art 21
MFA, Illustration Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA, Visual Communication Design, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University
Illustrators 57 Annual Exhibition | Museum of American Illustration | New York, U.S. |
Illustrators 58 Annual Exhibition | Museum of American Illustration | New York, U.S. |
Illustrators 57 Annual Exhibition | Museum of American Illustration | New York, U.S. | 7 January – 30 January 2015
AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition | Somerset House | London, U.K. | 2 October – 2 November 2014
Eureka! Poster Show | Group Show | Spur Design Gallery | Baltimore, MD. U.S | April, 2014