Lu grew up in Shenzhen, China. She received her MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019.

Currently she is working as a freelance illustrator based in New York. She believes that the most fascinating abstract creations come from caring about and observing the authentic, concrete details of life itself.

Her illustration has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators.


Selected Clients

The New York Times
The New Yorker
bearbear creative
Harvard Business Alumni Bulletin
Working Not Working
Kenyon Alumni Magazine
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (China)


Honorable Mention, 3x3 Illustration professional show 18   2021
Chosen Winner, American Illustration 40   2021
Selected, Creative Quarterly 59   2020
Selected, Society of Illustrators 61   2018
Semifinalist, ADAA   2018


POST IT SHOW 15, Giant Robot 2 Gallery, Los Angeles   2019
fatherland, Grad Show II, RIGGS & LEIDY GALLERY, MICA, Baltimore   2019
Gear and Grow, Unravel the Code, Open Works Baltimore, Baltimore   2019
Humilitas, SOI 61, Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York City   2018
Unravel the Code, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam   2018
Old Loves, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, MICA, Baltimore   2018
Hands, Fox 3 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore   2017

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