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My name is Xiaojie Liu, and I am a freelance illustrator based in New York, USA. I was born and raised in Enshi, China. When I was four, I was given my first set of watercolor brush and sketchbook, and since then, I started drawing and never stopped. I received my BA in illustration from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2015, and my MFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2018. I focus on children’s illustration, editorial illustration and surface design, etc. for a wide range of projects including children’s books, publications, magazines, branding, packaging and many more. I combine mixed media and materials to create illustrations, which include digital and hand drawing, paper cutting, clay, and fabrics. My illustrations have been featured and awarded worldwide.

◆Represented by Essie White of Storm Literary Agency.

For inquiries regarding children's book illustrations, please contact Essie White at: stormliteraryagency@gmail.com

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插画师小洁,本科毕业于湖北美术学院,研究生毕业于美国明尼阿波利斯艺术与设计学院。现为美国童书作家与插画家协会( SCBWI)和纽约插画家协会会员(SOI)。作品曾入选美国插画奖,亚洲插画年鉴等。客户包括Lyft,维斯曼美术馆,明尼阿波利斯儿童剧院,圣路易斯社区,英国HaoHaoTea茶叶公司,凤凰出版社,人民教育出版社,《儿童文学》,《中国校园文学》等。曾在英国Printspace美术馆(英国插画家协会AOI协办),美国IDS中心,Northrup King大楼等场馆展出作品。现签约了美国Storm Literary经济公司。儿童绘本《睡美人》、《报天气》即将于今年出版。

CLIENTS: 

Lyft (Nice Ride), Children's Theatre Company, St. Louis Park Friends of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, Hao Hao Tea, Phoenix Publishing and Media Inc, YIMU Children’s Book Library, Literature for Children, China Education Press, China Campus Literature Magazine, Red Scarf Magazine, The Forum of Leadership Science

EXHIBITIONS:

1. Golden Valley Exhibit, Golden Valley CIty Hall | 2019

2. Minneapolis Art Lending Library's Circulating Collection, Minneapolis Art Lending Library | 2019

3. Hiii Illustration Exhibition (The Winner Works of Hiii Illustration International Competition), China | 2019

4. Illoshow 3: Remix, Solid State Records | 2019

5. Come Together Show (The Association of Illustrators), Printspace Gallery, London | 2018

6. St.Louis Park Community Art Exhibition, Jean Stephen Galleries | 2018

7. Artcrank's 2018 MSP show, IDS center | 2018

8. MCAD Alumni Show, Squirrel Haus Arts | 2018

9. Springboard Window Art, 262 University West | 2018

10. Made at MCAD, MCAD Gallery | 2018

11. Illoshow at Solid State vinyl records, Solid State Records | 2018

12. Future Forward: personal stories forming the future of art, Art Attack, The Northrup King Building | 2017

13. Overcoming Adversity: A Celebration, Bl Worldwide Gallery | 2017

14. Sight and Sound, Solid State Records | 2017

15. It’s a Small World (After All), MCAD Gallery | 2017

AWARDS: 

AI-AP Latin American illustration 8 collection

AI-AP Latin American illustration 7 collection

CECA Greater China Region Creative Works Awards& Collection Exhibition

2019 Asia Illustrations Annual Awards

“Hiii Illustration” International Illustrations Competition, 2017

INTERVIEW:

Blink Magazine(布林客杂志): Xiaojie Liu- City Person ( Clink Here)

Kids’ Book Review: Meet the Illustrator- Xiaojie Liu ( Click Here)

Aesthetica Artists’ Directory: Q&As. (Click Here)

St. Louis Park Friends of Arts Artist Panel Discussion

MFA Student Profile: Xiaojie Liu, (Click Here)     

Artist Talk: Xiaojie Liu (CECA Creative Works Awards)  

ORGANIZATION:

Society of Illustrators

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators