Zihan Liu (Nico) was born in China. Her photographer parents inspired her passion for creating art. Nico is a visual artist interested in experimental narratives and music, and her practice focuses on animated commercials, music videos, album/book cover artwork, and indie publishing.
Nico’s creative passion lies in creating illustrations and moving images digitally. She explores unique visual languages, including the combination of abstract elements with experimental narratives. Her work is inspired by psychology, music and film.
2022 World Illustration Awards (Highly Commended)
2022 Work Selected, WIA2022 Catalogue
2022 Communication Arts (Shortlist)
2021 Hiii Illustration (Merit)
2021 iJungle Illustration Awards (Merit)
2021 3x3 International Illustration Awards (Merit)
2021 Work Selected, 3x3 Annual No.18
2023 International Illustration Exhibition, touring exhibitions in China in Shenzhen, Nanchang, Fuzhou and Ningbo
2023 Clairière, Galerie Sentiments, Paris, France
2022 Annual Exhibition, Southwark Park Gallery, London, UK
2022 Emotion Theatre, Royal College of Art, London, UK