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About Meijia

Meijia Xu is an illustrator who is originally from China and now she becomes a New York-based freelance illustrator. She wants to use her abstract visual code to communicate with you and the world. 



If I consider illustration as a bowl of food for other illustrators, their bowls are full of strawberries, lemons, bananas, ice cream, tomatoes, beans, and so on. Viewers are willing to try more illustrations with “familiar” tastes.  As for my bowl, it is full of planets, glass fragments, unknown creatures, bugs, food crumbs, mixed wild vegetables, colorful batteries and some stuff that is inedible. Everyone is welcome to eat my “illustrations” with a little more braveness. Of course it is a worthwhile choice because they will have extraordinary experience.

 


NOTABLE AWARDS


Honorable Mention, 3 x 3 Illustration Show No.16 Annal, New York

Merit, 3 x 3 Illustration Show No.16 Annal, New York

Winner, American Illustration 38, New York

Shortlist, World Illustration Awards 2019, London

WinnerCommunication Arts 60th Annal Illustration Competition, California

WinnerApplied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards, Toronto

Honorable Mention, 3 x 3 Illustration Show No.15 Annal, New York

Merit, 3 x 3 Illustration Show No.15 Annal, New York

EXHIBITIONS:

Group Show, Thesis Project, SVA Chelsea Gallery,New York, May 2019

Group Show, The Book Show, SVA Gramercy Gallery,New York, December 2018

Group Show, Song of Selkie, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, January 2018

FEATURES:

Capo Velo

Fast Company’s 25 favorite illustrations of 2018