Photo: Phoebe Cheong
Lian (An-Li) Cho is a Brooklyn based illustrator born in Taiwan and raised in New Zealand. She spends her day drawing either from her home studio or her local bakery where she can be found hoarding croissants. Lian’s work features a mix of various mediums. She enjoys creating charismatic characters in colorful compositions. Lian has been a speaker at SCBWI and is currently working on multiple picture books.
On her off days, she enjoys cooking elaborate stews that eat through her gas bill, watching terrible movies from the 2000s and wishing she owned a round dog she could name Potato.
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HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Chronicle Books, Airbnb, The New Yorker, Amnesty International, Ginkgo Bioworks, Sesame Workshop.

2022・100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli written by David LaRochelle
2021・A Hundred Thousand Welcomes written by Mary Lee Donovan
2021・It Began with Lemonade written by Gideon Sterer
2020・The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom written by Colleen AF Venable
2019・Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show, Rhodes Family Award for Achievement in Illustration, Society of Illustrators Student Finalist, Jack Endewelt Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts Chairman's Merit Award, Taoyuan Illustration Competition Finalist

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner's Book Explores Courage, Empathy and Creativity
Alumni Scholarship Awards 2019: Supporting Bold and Honest Stories
2019・Visual Opinion, Volume 25, Issue 5
2019・Visual Opinion, Volume 25, Issue 4
2019・Society of Illustrators Student Competition
2017・STRIKE! Mag, Issue 19 
2017・Society of Illustrators Student Competition 

2019・Art and Revelry, Saint-Rémy de Provence, France
2019・Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition, New York
2019・HOPE Competition, SVA Westside Project Space, New York
2018・The Haves and Have-Nots, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York 
2018・Red Envelope Show, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, New York
2017・Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition, New York
2017・SVA Art Squad + Creativebloch, Brooklyn, New York
2017・Friends and Students of Bruce Waldman, Patricia J. Wynne and Maceo Mitchell, NY
2015・Taoyuan Illustration Competition Top 24 Finalist, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2015・Central Saint Martins Foundation Degree Show, London, UK
2015・Oldie + CSM Video Collaboration, London, UK
2014・Central Saint Martins: Made to Persuade (Made & Sold), London, UK
2014・Art Aid, Taichung, Taiwan
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