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

@yuan_chenyue


Chenyue Yuan (Sharpay) is an illustrator based in London and China. She 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. 


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



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







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


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
‘I am Many Stories/The Stories of a Better Tomorrow’ 
Chapel Arts | Cheltenham | 23 February - 5 March 2022
Tell Us a Story...  
Gerald Moore Gallery | London | 13 January - 19 February 2022
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
Terminal
Ugly Duck | London | June 2021
RCA 2021
Online | Royal College of Art | June 2021
Work in Progress Show 2021

Online | Royal College of Art | January 2021
Confession of Shanghai - Illustrator Collection II
The Mix Place | Shanghai | August—September 2020


AWARDS
Graduate 360  
Top 10 Annual Graduate    2021
Young Battle Award 
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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