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Kelly Zou 邹筱菁

Hi! I am a visual artist 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 the UK to pursue what I truly love.


Royal Drawing School,  Online Drawing Development Year, Jan 2024 - present

Pathways Into Children’s Publishing from Pop Up Projects, Jan 2023 - present

Creative Edinburgh Mentoring Programme, Oct 2023 – Feb 2024

Year-long Painting Course in Leith School of Art, Sep 2022 - Jun 2023

RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration, Distinction, 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


Merit Award - iJungle Illustration Awards 2023

Highly Commented - The FAB Prize 2023

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


​Scottish Design Exchange

117-119 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN

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

The Red Door Gallery  

42 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW  

Selected prints and most of zines.

Art and Vintage

3 Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5DN

Selected prints, clay brooches and shell brooches.

Fisherton Mill Gallery

108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7QY

 Selected prints and zines.

The Alchemy Experiment

157 Byres Road, G12 8TS Glasgow

Selected prints, zines and cards.

Not My Beautiful House 
Ancient Market House, London, KT1 1JS

Selected prints.

Macrobert Arts Centre

University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

Selected prints and cards.

The Leith Collective(Leith)

Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Ocean Dr, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ

Selected prints, zines and clay brooches.

The Leith Collective (Edinburgh Fort)

Fort Kinnaird, 32, Fleming House, Newcraighall, Edinburgh EH15 3RD

Selected prints, zines and clay brooches.

The Leith Collective (Glasgow Fort)

Junction 10, M8

Glasgow G34 9DL

Selected prints and cards.

Braw Brunch

3 E Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9BH

Selected prints.


Clay brooches.


SSA 30 x 30 Online Edition, Society of Scottish Artists, 2023

‘Helios’ Group Exhibition, Fern and Glade, 2023

Leith School of Art End of Year Exhibition, 2023

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

Embassy Gallery Annuale 2022

Whitespace Gallery Pop-up Exhibition, 2022,2023

Holyrood Art Club 64th Annual Exhibition, 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


ThoughtBubble Comic Convention, Yorkshire, 2022

Hidden Door Festival Makers Market, 2023

Edinburgh Artists' BookMarket, 2022,2023

Out of the Blue Abbeymount - Open Studios Event, 2022,2023

Endless Love Creative Market, Fruitmarket, 2022

Out of the Blue Christmas Market, 2022

Glasgow Zine Fest, Scotland, 2022,2023


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