Yuxuan Zhou

Cross-disciplinary designer, illustrator and researcher based in London.

Yuxuan Zhou is looking for and establishing a pictorial language to communicate with the world through her attempts in illustrations, crafts, zines, writings and garment making. She is interested in narrative elements of fashion and bravely explores colours, mediums and materials in her work.

Education

MA Design Expanded Practice
Goldsmiths, University of London
2020-2021

BA Fashion
University for the Creative Arts
2017-2020

Short Course Editorial Design
Royal College of Art
2019

Achievements

Personal interview on GFF talent column by Graduate Fashion Week

Shortlisted for DrawFashion Competition 2020 student category

Shortlisted for FIDA Fashion Illustration SS20 competition

Featured in Showstudio Class of 2020

Featured in British Fashion Council Graduate Preview 2020

Exhibitions

Spotlights, Pop-up art fair
SOHO, London
8-15 May, 2022

Art Fete, Pop-up market by Royal College of Art
Espacio Gallery, London
25-27 February, 2022

From Second-hand in Stretch the Spring, MADEP Graduation Show
Goldsmiths, University of London
December, 2021

Solo fashion illustration exhibition
Constance Howard Gallery, London
September - December, 2021

Hat Chat in Fashion Narratives 2021
Constance Howard Gallery, London
June - October, 2021

Publications

Dissertation - The journey of the disabled hero and representation of disabled body in Japanese Manga, 2020
This dissertation looks at the current trendy Japanese Manga culture and the phenomenon manga Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, investigates the image of a disabled hero and his journey using a semiotics approach, providing a new perspective to look at the portrayal of a distant disabled body and investigating manga as a language which hybrids texts and images.

Through the skin of female, analysis on the body of Sophie Lennon and Midge in The Marvellous Mrs Maisel (Season 1), 2019

Camgirls, the live eating body in the panopticon, 2019

Radioactive Station, since October 2020
An underground podcast station held with a Design Engineering student Tianxiao from Imperial College, inviting people from various design field to share their project, providing a platform to share design ideas and bridge people in the pandemic. Covers a wide range of topics such as death cafe, dress code and identity, body and tattoo.

Zine - From Sketchbook A6, 2022
Zine - From Sketchbook 1, 2022
Zine - From Sketchbook 2, 2022
Zine - From Sketchbook 3, 2022
Zine - Flow Fashion, 2022
Zine- Illust 2020, 2020
Zine - Illust 2021.1, 2021
Zine - Illust 2021.2, 2021
Zine - From Second-hand, 2021
Zine - DoDoDoDoDocument, 2020

Selected Clients

Lian He Zao Bao, Singapore Press Holdings
Dreame Art
Oxford Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Oxford Chinese Forum
Yes No Maybe, Fashion Magazine
CITIC Press Group

Contact

Please drop me an email if you are interested in working with me, purchasing my artworks or zines or anything about my projects. Thank you!

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