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Jo Zixuan Zhou is a freelance illustrator based in Shanghai.
She holds a BFA in Illustration from School of Visual Arts. She used to work as a printmaking workshop assistant and an in-house illustrator before turning completely freelance. Her art is inspired by printing textures and simplistic compositions. She's always looking for ways to reimagine print surface in digital media.
She also enjoys ceramics, gardening, traveling, or just a sunny day in the cold wet winter season.
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It's Nice That/ Groundooh Art
2019 - Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Finalist
2019 - 3 x 3 International Illustration Award Merit Winner
2019 - The Batsford Prize International Category Shortlisted
2018 - Speedball New Impressions winner, Intaglio/Etching Second Place
2019 - Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship, New York
2019 - Speedball National Printmaking Showcase, Davis Gallery, Sawtooth, NC
2018 - The Haves and Have-Nots, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York
2018 - Constellations, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York
2018 - HOPE Competition, SVA Westside Project Space, New York
2017 - Friends and Students of Bruce Waldman, Patricia J. Wynne and Maceo Mitchell, New York