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.
2018 Society of Illustrators 60 Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
2017 Light Grey Art Lab Swarm Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
2015/2016/2017 SOI Student Scholarship Competition Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2016 Light Grey Art Lab Never Odd or Even Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Freshmen Juried Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Spectrum, Variety, Nautilus, JHU Health Review, Narratively, LA Weekly, AD Age, Baltimore Magazine, Tinybop, Wissen Magazine, LOHAS, Esquire China, Life Monthly, Imperial College London, ONE App, ELLE Men China, Cathay Dragon, etc.
2017 SOI Illustrators 60
2017 Creative Quarterly 50
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 Illustrators 59
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