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Kelly Zou 邹筱菁

Hi! I am an illustrator based in the UK and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2021 with distinction. I am the author of the comic book - "Micro Drama" and the illustrator of the children's book - “The Lost Flower Children” by Janet Taylor Lisle published in China.

I got my undergraduate degree in Information Management&System and earned a master's degree in Management Science and Engineering. After six years of working in the IT industry, I decided to make a change and came to Scotland to pursue what I truly love.

EDUCATION (ART)

Year-long Painting Course in Leith School of Art, Sep 2022 - present

RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration, Jan 2022 - Aug 2022

Graduate Support Pilot Scheme from The University of Edinburgh, Jan 2022 - May 2022

Edinburgh College of Art, MA Illustration, Distinction, 2020-2021

AWARDS

Longlisted - World Illustration Awards AOI in New Talent and Children’s Publishing 2022

Merit Award - iJungle Graphic Design Awards 2022

Honorable Mention - 3x3 International Illustration Awards No.16 

2020 Asia Illustrations Collections
2019 Asia Illustrations Collections

Shortlisted - The 7th CHINA ILLUSTRATION BIENNIAL(CIB7) Original Picture Book Award

STOCKISTS

​Scottish Design Exchange

117-119 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN

Most of Prints, selected zines, clay works and other crafts.

The Red Door Gallery  

42 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW  

Selected prints and most of zines.

Gooseneck Bakery 

22 Grindlay St, Edinburgh, EH3 9AP

Most of prints.

Art and Vintage

3 Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5DN

Selected prints, clay brooches and shell brooches..

Blunt Knife Co.

41 Thistle St, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY

Selected zines.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ART FAIRS

Eye to Eye Group Exhibition in Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 2022

Embassy Gallery Annuale 2022

Student Enterprise Hub Exhibition, 2022 (permanent)

Holyrood Art Club 64th Annual Exhibition, 2022

Out of the Blue Abbeymount - Open Studios Event, 2022

Edinburgh Artists' BookMarket, 2022

Glasgow Zine Fest, Online/Glasgow, Scotland, 2022

MA Degree Show, Edinburgh School of Art, 2021

Illustrating Together Weave Art into Life - Chinese-Japan Masking Tape and Handkerchief design joint exhibition, 2019

CONTACT

kellyzxj6@gmail.com