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Wenxu(Alice) Zhao

Is an Illustrator based in New York City.


She graduated from MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in 2022. 

She is interested in creating picture books. Applying her illustrations to various products is also her dream. Floral elements, animals, and all the other things in the natural environment are her favorite things to draw, so she loves traveling, photography, and painting on location. She also loves trying new drawing materials and exploring new ways to work.


She is an imaginative Pisces, and the theme of invention and fantasy is throughout all her works. Her work captures childlike innocence and also expresses her attitude and perspective as an adult about the world. Her goal is to express her emotions and thoughts while also bringing beauty and warmth to the rush and chaos of modern life.



3/2023 Light and Shadow, Guangdong, China

10/2022 Art In The Time of Corona Vol.3, online on Artsy

5/2022 Thesis Show, SVA Gallery, New York City, NY

3/2022 The Book Show, SVA Gallery, New York City, NY

10/2021 Remote Landing, Langyuan Station, Beijing, China 

2/2021 Watercolor Exhibition, SVA Seocho Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1/2021 The Circular Ruins, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay, SVA Galleries, Online New York City, NY

4/2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Online Madison, WI

4/2017 Photography Contest Show, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT 

2/2017 Student Art Showcase, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT 


2023 ShortlistProfessional, Communication Arts Illustration

2023 Runner-up, Professional, Creative Quarterly 71

2023 Children's Publishing Longlist, Professional, World Illustration Awards

2022 Self-Promotion Merit Award, Professional, iJungle Illustration Awards

2022 Selected, Al-Tiba9 Magazine Issue12 

2022 Selected, Artistonish Magazine - September

2021 Shortlist, Communication Arts Illustration

2017 Winner, Black-and-White Photography Group, Photography Contest, Saint Michael’s College

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