About

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

My work combines my love for ink painting, science-fiction, and cinema. As of 2019, my art has been recognized by Spectrum, Society of Illustrators, and ImagineFX, and a few of my selected clients include Metallica, Psyop, Walmart/Mattel, and Bottleneck Gallery.

Repped by Strange Brew Agency in the UK/EU (hello@strangebrewagency.com).

NOTICE: I am currently working on a few personal projects and will not be taking any more projects for the next few months. If you would like to contact me for potential work in the future, feel free to do so and I will schedule you a slot for later on in the year. Thanks!

Honors

Spectrum 26 (2019)

She Creates Mentorship (2019)

PosterSpy’s Annual Portfolio Review: Top 10 (2019)

Creative Quarterly 55 - Runner-up (2019)

CMYK’s Top 100 New Creatives 58 (2019)

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)

Press

GirlsClub Asia

ImagineFX #169

IO9

Antiquity Journal

Residencies

Light Grey Art Lab Iceland Residency (2018)

Grants

She Creates Grant (2019)

San Juan Mountain Association Grant (2017)

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)