Shawna Chan was born and raised in Singapore of Peranakan descent, now based in San Francisco. Work in Animation and Design, Educator in Color Theory and Design. Happiest when creating illustrations and mixed media art inspired by her love for nature, botanicals, everyday life, blood and gore, as well as decorative art and childhood nostalgia. She spends downtime practicing eco conscious living, loving mother earth and working towards being an owner of a tiny home.
Passionate about Human Rights = Women's Rights @BloodyGirlGang
AWARDS & RECOGNITION / 2009 - 2012 Academy of Art University Presidential Scholarship . 2009 Published drawings in The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques by Carol A Nunnelly . 2008 Academy of Art University Spring Show Winner Background Painting . 2008 Academy of Art University Spring Show Runner-Up Character Design . 2007 Electronic Arts The Sims in the Hands of Artists Art Competition 1st Runner-Up . 2007 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Finalist . 2004 Media Development Authority Singapore Bursary Award . 2001 Singapore Young Designers Award . 1999 NYP Creative Award Entertainment Award .
GALLERY SHOWS & EXHIBITS / 2018 That Lady Thing . 2018 Risograph : Redesigned by Hallagan Business Machines X Chicago Design Museum . 2017 Winter is Here: Art Show & Market . 2015 "Legendary Lands" Invitational Art Exhibition . 2015 Missed Connections: A Pop Up Art Show . 2014 "Party Mixtape" Art Show . 2011 OIC X Sky Art Gallery Mount Faber, Singapore . 2010 RIA Foundation : Hopes & Dreams Art Exhibition Union Square, San Francisco . 2007 Electronic Arts ‘The Sims in the Hands of Artists’ Exhibit / Silent auction . 2007 Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators . 2005 - 2010 Academy of Art University Spring Show . Gallery Artist with The Beehive Society . Gallery Artist with Trickster Gallery .
TEACHING / 2008 - 2017 Instructor & Coordinator Color Theory and Fundamental Designs Academy of Art University, San Francisco . 2008 Mentor Student's Final Projects Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore . Volunteer with Kids & Art Foundation .
EDUCATION / MFA in Visual Development in Animation . BFA in Character Animation . Diploma in Digital Media Design.