HEY, I’M EMILY!
ILLUSTRATOR & ARTIST · EDMONTON, CANADA
ACAD ALUMNI · BDES ILLUSTRATION

I was born in Beijing and currently live in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), Canada. My illustrations have received awards from national and international illustration competitions such as 3x3 Contemporary Illustration Professional Show, American Illustration, and Applied Arts.

I love drawing in my sketchbook. I host a local sketchclub and released a publication of drawings titled #OnLocationYEG in 2019 (sold out).

I currently serve on the Edmonton Arts Council Equity Committee. And I co-organize the Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair - A semi-annual art market featuring Edmonton’s best artists, designers, and makers.

In my spare time, I create prints and wearable art products. Find them through my online shop



LETS WORK TOGETHER! ︎
EMAIL INQUIRIES TO:
HEYEMILYCHU@GMAIL.COM
 





CLIENT LIST
3.7% YEG
Alberta Teachers’ Association Magazine 
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) 
Alberta Views Magazine
Alberta Worker’s Health Centre
Apple Magazine 
ATB Financial
Avenue Magazine Edmonton
Avenue Magazine Calgary
Calgary Immigration Women's Association (CIWA)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Chinese Benevolent Association
Citadel Theatre
The City of Edmonton
City of Beaumont (BSRC)
CJSR FM
Creativo Surface Design 
The Edmonton Arts Council
Edmonton Community Foundation (Legacy In Action)
Edmonton Community Development Company
Edify Magazine
Eighteen Bridges Literary Magzine
Fringe Theatre (Chinook Series)
Glass Buffalo Magazine (University of Alberta)
Glass Bookshop
GrainsWest Magazine
Hungry Zine
MacEwan University (MAVEN)
Maclean’s Magazine
LEAP Magazine
Little Plant Shop
Logic & Lifestyle 
Lo Know (Formerly Carto Media)
Marcella Daun Consulting 
New Tribe Magazine
Pulp Studios
Readers Digest
The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair
Serious Labs Inc.
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)
smART (University of Calgary)
Social Enterprise Fund Publication
Stephen Magazine
Telus Storyhive
University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre
Vox Media (Eater)
Where Magazine

AWARDS & GRANTS
2021 - 3x3 Illustration, Annual No. 18 Professional Show - Honorable Mention
2021 - EAC Individual Artist Grant (Artist Research)
2020 - Alberta Magazine Awards - Nomination
2020 - American Illustration 39 (Chosen - Work/Life Balance)
2020 - American Illustration 39 (Chosen - Envy)
2020 - Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant
2019 - 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 16 Professional Show Winner - Merit Award
2019 - Edmonton Arts Council CIP Artist Grant
2018 - Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant
2018 - Edmonton Arts Council Artist Project Grant
2018 - Capital Awards, Award of Excellence, Poster (EAC)
2016 - #YEGCanvas 2 Public Art Selections  
Applied Arts Illustration Award (Young Blood)
smART Branding Contest Winner (University of Calgary)
Visual Arts Alberta Scholarship ChalkWalk Street Art - First Place (ACAD)




PRESS
City of Edmonton #RestlessYEG (2021)
Global News Edmonton Interview for #StayhomeanddrawYEG (2020)
CBC Radio EdmontonAM Interview (2020)
Global News Feature #OnLocationYEG (2019)
CBC RadioActive Interview #OnLocationYEG (2019)
Women in Canadian Design (WICD) Interview (2019)
Gifted Gift Catalog, by Edmonton Made (2018)
EAC Grant Recipient Interview (2018)
Avenue Magazine Edmonton Artist Interview (May, 2018)
Where Magazine Featured Artist Spotlight (2017)
That's So Maven Podcast Interview (August, 2017)Rosa & Lilium #GetReal Interview (March, 2017)
HYMN Graphic Novels / Kickstarter Funded (2015)

COMMUNITY 
2021 - Edmonton Arts Council Equity Committee
2020 - Alberta Book Publishing Awards Design (Jury)
2020 - StayhomeanddrawYEG
2019 - OnLocationYEG Public Sketchclub
2018 - GDC Portfolio Reviewer (Volunteer)2018 - GDC Artist Mentorship / Sexual Assault Poster (Volunteer)2016-2018 - Edmonton Digital Arts College, Illustration Instructor 2017 - Metro Education, Painting Instructor

MARKETS
The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair
Market Collective
Interstellar Rodeo
Curated. Market
Hand2Hand Market
Undercover Books
Whyte Avenue Art Walk
Calgary Comic Expo
Edmonton Comic Expo
OnTheSpot Pop-Ups (Latitide 53)
HardCopy Zine Fair
Calgary Stampede Western Showcase
Craft Banque (St. Albert Art Gallery)
Make It! Edmonton
124 Grand Market
The Witchery Market
Experience Jasper Avenue

STOCKISTS
Tix on the Square
Glass Bookshop
Royal Alberta Museum
Little Plant Shop
Majesty and Friends
The Curated. Shop (Edmonton City Centre)
The Curated. Shop (SouthCentre Calgary)  
Vivid Print
Wildcrafted Merchantile (BC)
Gifted Catelog 2018 (Edmonton Made)
Gifted Catelog 2019 (Edmonton Made)
Happy Harbour Comics
Another Dimension Comics

Audrey’s Books
The Prints & the Paper










UPCOMING EVENTS AND MARKET LINEUP


The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair

Online Market
April 30 (5pm MST) - May 2, 2021 (5PM MST)
royalbison.ca



Follow me on instagram for latest news updates and events!


ALL IMAGES © EMILY CHU