Jianan 佳男 was born in 1992, China. She grew up in Beijing and she finished her undergraduate there. After that, she worked at a tech company as a UI designer for a year, then she went to the U.S. to continue her study.
She studied at Syracuse University for a year then came to Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA ILP continued her study, 2017-2019. She wants to be a freelance illustrator. Most of her works are editorial illustrations, in the future she’d to work more on editorial and try to do children's book.
She likes swimming and 90's Pop Mandarin music.
Award & Recognition
3x3 Illustration Annual No.16: Honorable Mention, 2019
Guest Critic for senior illustration final presentation with instructor Hayley Powers Thornton-Kennedy/ Towson University, Towson, MD, 2019
Society of Illustrators 61, 2018
Creative Quarterly 54: Runner up, 2018
3X3 illustration Annual N0.15: Distinguished Merit, 2018
Group Show:Intimate Women / Baltimore. MD, 2018
Hole a Photoshop Drawing Workshop with illustration M.A. students at M.I.C.A., 2018
Participate in “Up In The Sky” Project Launched by WomenWhoDraw, 2017
Creative Quarterly 50: Student Winner, 2017
Dry Sweat: Graduate Student Exhibition/ Syracuse, NY, 20163X3 Illustration Annual No.15 Distinguished Merit
NPR Store / Chronicle Books / Scientific American/ The Institute for Public Policy Research/ Columbia Magazine
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