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Sharpay (Chenyue Yuan) explores illustration practice as a retroactive, multi-voices narrative by combining field visiting and archival methodologies to explore social histories of sites. Her work is primarily drawing-based, using both traditional and digital media. 

CONTACT
chenyue.yuan@network.rca.ac.uk
yuanchenyue0115@163.com

︎@sharpay_yuan

EDUCATION
Royal College of Art (RCA)

MA Visual Communication  2019-2021 | London, UK

Sun Yet-Sen University (SYSU)

BA Archival Science 2015-2019 | Guangzhou, CHI


RESIDENCY
House of Illustration New River Head Micro Residency | UK | 2021

PRESS
It's Nice That

Illustrator Chenyue Yuan digs deep into social histories to tell the story of Chinese labourers living and working in factories

Creative Boom

Illustrator Chenyue Yuan tells the story of Chinese factory workers in Pearl's Daughters

Design 360

《海边的女儿》:追忆父辈80年代工厂生活,平实朴素的画面中涌动着真挚情感


EXHIBITIONS
Finding Home—Late at Tate Britain: Life Between Islands  Tate Britain | London | 3-5 December 2021
Yilooook Art Festival 2.0—Collective Exhibition LINKHEAD Gallery | Suzhou | October 2021
Floating in the City DA Cafe | Suzhou | September 2021
Terminal Ugly Duck | London | June 2021
RCA 2021 Online | Royal College of Art | June 2021
Work in Progress Show 202 
Online | Royal College of Art | January 2021
Confession of Shanghai - Illustrator Collection II The Mix Place | Shanghai | August—September 2020
Research Design Participation  Online | London | 2020 | June 2020
Youth Smelting Visual Artist Serie GZNOW Gallery | Guangzhou | February 2019

AWARDS
Graduate 360  Top 10 Annual Graduate    2021
World Illustration Awards  Longlist of Book Cover Category    2021
Communication Arts - Illustration Annual Award  Personalized Award of Excellence Trophy    2020
The Cheltenham Illustration Awards  Highly Commended     2020
IJUNGLE Illustration Awards  Merit Award of Comic Category    2020
IJUNGLE Illustration Award  Merit Award of New Talent Category    2019


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