Wenjia is a freelance illustrator graduated from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in 2017. She was born in southeast China, and came to the US for high school when she was 15. She loves all kinds of animals, and lives with a cat in Manhattan, New York. 

She works digitally with a wacom tablet, and always wants to explore ways to bring organic touches to digital images. Printmaking has always been an influence of her works. 






2013 – 2017 Maryland Institute College of Art(MICA), Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.



2017 Light Grey Art Lab Swarm Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN

2015/2016/2017  SOI Student Scholarship Competition Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, NYC

2016  Light Grey Art Lab Never Odd or Even Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN

2014  Freshmen Juried Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD



The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Spectrum, Nautilus, Narratively, LA Weekly, Tinybop, Wissen, LOHAS, Esquire China, Insight Media, Life Monthly, Imperial College London, ONE App, ELLE Men China, Cathay Dragon





Brown Paper Bag



2017  3x3 Magazine Annual No.14 Professional Show, Merit

2017  3x3 Magazine Annual No.14 Student Show, Merit

2016/2017  AOI World Illustration Award, shortlist

2017  American Illustration 36, Chosen Winner

2015/2016/2017  SOI Student Scholarship Competition, In show

2017  Communication Arts 58th Illustration Annual, Winner

2016  SOI 59, In show

2016  Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Honorable Mention

2016  3x3 Magazine Annual No.13 Student Show, Distinguished Merit 

2016  Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Competition, Bronze Circle of Excellence

2015  3x3 Magazine Annual No.12 Student Show, Merit Award

2015  Creative Quarterly 40, Runner Up

2015  House of Illustration and The Folio Society Book Illustration Competition, Longlist

2014  3x3 Magazine Annual No.11 Student Show, Merit