Hello! My name is Zi Xu and I am an illustrator, poster artist, and concept designer. I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018 with a B.F.A. in Illustration and Art History.

My main body of work combines my love for traditional ink painting, science-fiction, and classic cinema. Besides doing promotional and concept work, I’ve also worked as a technical illustrator for archaeologists in Colorado. This year, my work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and ImagineFX!

For inquiries, please contact zxu@mica.edu. Full resume available upon request.

Honors & Awards

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition (2018)

Adobe Design Awards Semifinalist (2018)

MICA Outstanding Senior Award for Illustration (2018)

MICA Dean’s List (2014 - 2018)

MICA Creative Vision Award (2014-2018)

MICA Competitive Scholarship Award (2014-2018)

YoungArts Merit in Visual Arts Award (2014)

Recent Exhibitions

Alternative Movie Posters’ 30x30:1988 (London, 2018)

BLOCK 8 (NYC, 2018)

MICA Art Walk (Baltimore, 2018)

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show (NYC, 2018)

Pleasure Bird (Baltimore, 2018)

Séance V (Baltimore, 2017)

Light Grey Art Lab - ToBeYou (Minneapolis, 2017)



ImagineFX #169

Antiquity Journal


Light Grey Art Lab Iceland Residency (2018)


San Juan Mountain Association Grant (2017)