Anson Liaw, AOCAD, Illustrator Artist 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Anson Liaw is an American and Canadian, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada-based illustrator and fine artist with extensive experience in illustration art making, drawing for communication and design, and art education.

Creating work that take on critical views; both light and heavy about life in the world around us and that deals with social, political, cultural issues and lifestyle subject matter is something he is naturally passionate about.

Anson enjoys combining various everyday life objects, scenes and situations from life, memory and imagination, and then combine and fuse them together to manufacture new and unexpected yet familiar meaning that ignites a spark to drive discussion and encourage people to be engaged to see, appreciate and learn something new every day about the world around them.

HIGHLIGHTS

· An award-winning illustrator and fine artist with 34 years of extensive experience in illustration art making, drawing for communication & design and art education

· Garnered recognition and won awards for international illustration and fine art competitions and publications

EDUCATION

Ontario College of Art (1985 - 1989)

Diploma: Design Advertising (with Honours) and finishing 8th place overall for Medals Jury out of 14 selected graduating students from all programs of study

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Acknowledged by Daniella Abrams, the Art Liaison at Contemporary Art Collectors and a distinguished panel of international experts, renowned artists, and thought leaders meticulously selected a distinguished selection of exceptional artists that embody the principles of harmony and humanity to be 1 of a list of distinguished artists selected to receive the Global Art Virtuoso: Elite Artistic Career Achievement Award. The criteria for judging to receive this career achievement award considers the following; Artistic Excellence and Skill, Innovation and Originality, Impact and Influence, Career Longevity and Consistency, Contribution to the Art Community, Recognition and Awards, Body of Work, Cultural and Social Relevance, Artistic Vision and Integrity and Global or International Appeal, 2024

Acknowledged by Daniella Abrams, the Art Liaison at Contemporary Art Collectors and a distinguished panel of international experts, renowned artists, and thought leaders meticulously selected a distinguished selection of exceptional artists that embody the principles of harmony and humanity to receive the Harmony for Humanity: The Global Consciousness Art Prize. The art prize aims to honour those exceptional artists whose visionary works promote harmony, compassion, and a deeper understanding of our shared human experience, whose creative expression serves as a catalyst for harmony, dismantling barriers and nurturing a global consciousness of interconnectedness. Their art sparks conversations, breaks down prejudices, and amplifies voices that have long been unheard, 2023

Acknowledged by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine to be one among distinguished artists selected to receive the Voices of Tomorrow Art Award. Awarded to artists recognized as the most creative, dynamic and talented. The prize's genuinely global nature allows creative voices from worldwide to be represented, 2022

Acknowledged by Khawaja Izhar, Founder and Haleema Rafaqat, Co-Founder of the Pakistan Art & Design Organization (Pado) for creativity and commitment for professional career work done and accomplishments and invited and selected to be a committee & jury member to represent Canada for the Pakistan Art & Design Organization Committee, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2021

Acknowledged by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine to be one among distinguished artist selected to receive the Power of Creativity Art Prize. Awarded to artists who has achieved the highest mark of creative excellence and recognition for outstanding achievement in innovation and creativity; celebrating the most creative artists and ideas, 2021

Acknowledged by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine to be one among distinguished artists selected to receive the Collector's Vision International Art Award to celebrate current artists who share their talent and heritage with the world, a highly-anticipated award presented to the most outstanding and talented artists working in the art world now, 2021

Acknowledged and recognized by Co-founder and Director, Elena Mendez and Co-founder, Jose Luis Hernandez Chepe of RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México / RINC International Network of Visual Creators in México for my creativity and dedication shown during my professional career, being a positive example for everyone with the innovative evidence shown within the performance of creating my creative artwork and therefore, being selected to be a committee member and to represent Canada for the RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México / RINC International Network of Visual Creators in México, Puebla City, Mexico, 2020

WORK HISTORY | TEACHING EXPERIENCE | ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

· Illustrator and fine artist, 1989 - present time

· Sessional instructor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, 2004 – present time

· Art Instructor, Pre-university Level Portfolio Art Instructor and Principal, Virtute Innovation Academy, 2018 - present time

· Fashion Illustration Portfolio Clinic Workshop, Instructor, OCAD University, 2009, 2010, 2011

·Art Institute of Toronto, Art & Design Instructor for Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising courses | 18-month Graphic Design program, 2005 -2008

· Seneca@ York, Art & Design Instructor | Art Fundamentals Department, 2004, 2005, 2013

· 8-Week Visiting Art Director’s Workshop course for 4th Year Illustration program students, OCAD University, 2002

OCAD UNIVERSITY TEACHING AWARDS

· 2015 Nominated:

1 among distinguished instructors at OCAD University who were nominated by the university community including students, alumni and all staff to receive the 2015 Non-Tenured Award for Excellence in Teaching

· 2018 Nominated:

1 of 54 distinguished instructors at OCAD University from the entire university who were nominated by the university community including students, alumni and all staff to receive a 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching

ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDIES THESIS DEFENCE ADVISOR and EXAMINER EXPERIENCE

· Invited and asked on Monday, February 19th, 2024 by Jim Drobnick, PhD, the Acting Chair, Visual and Critical Studies (VCS) Program, Faculty of Arts and Science at OCAD University to help serve as the Thesis Project External Examiner Defence Member and be a Graduate Studies Thesis Defence Committee team member for a particular OCAD University Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) (MA, MDes and MFA) Graduate student for the 2023-2024 OCAD University year, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2023-2024

· Asked on October 10th, 2023 and confirmed to be selected on October 31st, 2023 by a 2023 OCAD University Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA) (IAMD) program Graduate Student to be a Secondary Advisor on the Graduate Student's Graduate Studies Thesis Defence Committee team. Role primarily as a selected Graduate Studies Thesis Defence Committee member and Secondary Advisor for the Graduate Student is to advise and support the Graduate Student with working on and completing a collection of artworks successfully for a thesis project, and to have them all ready for exhibition during April 2024 at OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2023-2024

ILLUSTRATION COMMISSIONS (1989 – present time)

Mercatto restaurant, Time Magazine, New Scientist, Los Angeles Times, Northern California Bohemian, The Wall Street Journal, Global Brief, Arthritis Today Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Education Forum, Harvard Business Review, Heart & Soul Magazine, Registered Nurse Journal. OHS Canada Magazine, Rogers Media, FEDEX, The National Ballet of Canada, Alexian Brothers Healthcare System, Negarestan Magazine, The Canadian Opera Company, Fashion Quarterly Magazine, McDonald's, Canadian Underwriter, The Writer's Chronicle, ON Nature Magazine, Wedding Bells Magazine, Medical Post, President's Choice, Bank of Montreal (BMO), Out Magazine, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., Frangelico Liqueur, SOCAN, Nortel Networks, Bell Mobility, Second Cup Coffee Co., University of Toronto, University at Buffalo, Eugene Levy The New School New York City, Sobey's, Beatrice, Loblaws Branding Ltd., TD Bank, Nestle, Falconbridge Ltd., Canadian Lawyer, Quarantine Zine, Scotiabank, Holt Renfrew, Swiss Chalet, Canon, Centreville Theme Park Centre Island, Par Puzzles, Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), Harlequin Enterprises, Cimarron Mountain Club, Today's Parent, Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, National Eating Disorder Information Center (NEDIC), Siminovitch Prize, Knight Bain, Heatbar, Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU) Shift Workers, Spanish Winery, Iranian Students Association at OCAD University.

AWARDS (1995 – present time)

· American Illustration 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 39, 40, 42 (Chosen and Selected images for print publication and permanent online gallery exhibition)

· Informed by Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, the Director of the Circle Foundation for the Arts that submitted artwork for the 2023-2024 5th International Circle Foundation for the Arts Artist of the Year Awards competition stood out to her to receive an Honorable Mention Award and certificate, and that two works titled, Nowruz (version 2) and Breathing Space (version 5) created for "Space Journey", a 2023 invitational international poster exhibition focused on promoting the importance of space for humanity, taking into consideration the cultural backgrounds of different communities are selected to be published in the coming 4th issue of the Circle Foundation for the Arts curated Art IDEAL book. Book published and released as a hardcover book in May/June 2024, 2024

· Informed by Despina Tunberg, Director of Artivita Online Gallery and Thomas Tunberg, the Director of Artivita for being selected as 1 of 60 winning artists selected out of 485 participating artists with thousands of works submitted in total for Artavita’s Artist of the Year contest for 2023. As a selected winning artist, the artwork titled, “Fashion's Dirty Secret” is featured for a year in a virtual exhibition on Artavita with 59 other winners of the contest, January 2024

· Informed by Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, the Director of the Circle Foundation for the Arts that the illustration artwork titled, "To Die For (version 2)" created as an invited designer-artist for the organizers and committee members at College of Arts University of Baghdad for the Drugs 2nd International Wandering Poster Biennale 2024 really stood out to be 1 of 60 artists selected to receive a Finalist Award certificate for the 10th curated issue of the Circle Foundation for the Arts' Circle Creative Quarterly Art Review magazine contest, December 2023

· Illustration image titled, A Cohesive Whole made it as a Finalist illustration image from the 945 shortlisted works from an original field of 5,038 submitted works from 60 countries or regions around the globe that entered into the third and final round of judging for the Hiii Illustration 2022 International Competition for the D-Uncommissioned category, December 2023

· Illustration image titled, A Cohesive Whole made it as 1 of 945 shortlisted works from an original field of 5,038 submitted works from 60 countries or regions around the globe entered the third round of judging for the Hiii Illustration 2022 International Competition for the D-Uncommissioned category, 2023

· International 3x3 Illustration Professional Show 18 (Pro Show 18) Illustration annual competition by 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration (3 images for Honourable Mention award)

· International 3x3 Illustration Professional Show 2 (Pro Show 2) Illustration annual competition by 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration (1 image Selected for publication award), 18 (1 image for Honorable Mention award)

· Illustration titled, “Pray for Amazonia” selected by the judges as a winning image for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 58th annual Illustration West Competition for the Unpublished and Self-Promotional category

· Illustration titled, "The Perfect Storm" exhibited at the Gallery at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles at 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles,CA. for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 53rd annual Illustration Exhibition (Illustration West 53) for being selected for the Unpublished and Self-Promotion category

· Illustration titled, “Musician” exhibited at the Gallery at Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles at 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 48th annual Illustration Exhibition (Illustration West 48) for being selected for the Unpublished and Self-Promotion category

· Series of illustrations created for Mercatto restaurant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada exhibited at the Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA. for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 47th annual Illustration Exhibition (Illustration West 47) for being selected for the Advertising category

· Informed by Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, the Director of the Circle Foundation for the Arts that the poster illustration artwork titled, Inseparable Separate Ways (version 2) created for the “Radicalization” 1st International Poster Biennale 2023 exhibition concerning the topic of Extremism Leading to Terrorism held at the Department of Design at The College of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad (Republic of Iraq) stood out to receive an Artistic Excellence Award certificate for the Circle Foundation for the Arts Artist of the Year Awards competition, February 2023

· Informed by Despina Tunberg, Director of Artivita Online Gallery and Thomas Tunberg, the Director of Artivita for being 1 of 125 finalists out of 641 participating artists with 1739 works submitted in total for the 61st International Artavita Online Contest, which had as the winning prize, a free participation as an artist to exhibit up to four selected works at Artexpo New York, from April 4 - 7, 2024, 2023

· Informed by Despina Tunberg, Director of Artivita Online Gallery and Thomas Tunberg, the Director of Artivita for being 1 of the 100 finalists out of 492 participating artists with 1328 works submitted in total for the 58th International Artavita Online Contest, which had as the winning prize, a free participation as an artist to exhibit up to four selected works in the Art San Diego 2023 art fair from November 3 – 5, 2023, 2023

· Informed by Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, the Director of the Circle Foundation for the Arts that the illustration artwork titled, "Cut Now and Forever, Women Life Freedom (version 2)" created in support of women in Iran and from around the world who are fighting for their freedom really stood out to be 1 of 60 artists selected to receive an Artistic Excellence Award certificate for the 9th curated issue of the Circle Foundation for the Arts' Circle Creative Quarterly Art Review magazine contest, December 2022

· Informed by Sandra Garcia, Artist Management, ICM Gestora Cultural, SL at International Cultural Management for being the recipient of the First Prize Illustration Award for the Illustration category for the Art for Peace Award competition from a list of Eleven Awarded Categories & Honourable Mentions, Barcelona, Spain, December 5, 2022

· Informed by Despina Tunberg, Director of Artivita Online Gallery and Thomas Tunberg, the Director of Artivita along with a Finalist certificate issued as 1 of the 120 finalists out of 574 participating artists with 1623 works submitted in total for the 53rd International Artavita Online Contest, which had as the winning prize, a free participation as an artist to exhibit up to four selected works in the 2022 Spectrum - Red Dot Miami art fair from November 30 – December 4, 2022 during Miami Art Week 2022, July 2022

· Informed by Despina Tunberg, Director of Artivita Online Gallery and Thomas Tunberg, the Director of Artivita to receive a Finalist certificate issued as 1 of 100 Competition Finalists out of 543 participating artists with 1786 works submitted in total for the 55th International Artavita Online Contest to win an opportunity to be 1 selected artist to exhibit up to 4 works for free within the World Wide Artivita pavilion at Art Expo New York Art Fair, March 30 – April 2, 2023, 2022

· Recipient of the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine Voices of Tomorrow Art Award, 2022

· 1 of 10 shortlisted artists for the Contemporary Expressions Award, a competition juried by the Contemporary Art Station curator team and open to international artists and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers, Barcelona, Spain and Tokyo, Japan, 2022

· Recipient of the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine Power of Creativity Art Prize, 2021

· Recipient of the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine Collector’s Vision International Art Award, 2021

· Recipient of the Certificate of Artistic Excellence for the 2021 Circle Foundation for the Art’s Spectrum Brooklyn Art Fair Competition, 2021

· Luerzer’s Archive “200 Best Digital Artists” Worldwide Special Edition, 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024

· Luerzer’s Archive “200 Best Illustrators” Worldwide Special Edition, 2007/2008, 2009/2010, 2014/2015, 2018/2019

· Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design (CQ) competition, CQ16, CQ17, CQ38, CQ42, CQ44, CQ45, CQ57, CQ61, CQ64, CQ71

· Circle Foundation for the Arts themed contest, Art in the Time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing, Honorable Mention Award, 2020

· Circle Foundation for the Arts Creative Quarterly Review 4, 5, 6, 7 competitions, 2019, 2020, 2021

· Circle Foundation for the Arts Artist of the Year Finalist Award, 2019

· Hiii Illustration International Competition Awards, 2018, 2020

· Center of the World (COW) Illustration Biennale Top 10 Best of Show Award, 2016

· COUPE Magazine Design & Image Competition, 2006, 2007

· Kenneth R. Wilson Awards by The Canadian Business Press, 2006

· Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards Annual (Selected, multiple years)

· Applied Arts Design & Advertising Awards Annual (Selected, multiple years)

ILLUSTRATION ARTWORK FEATURED, EXHIBITED, AND PUBLISHED FOR INVITATIONAL ART & DESIGN CONTESTS & EXHIBITIONS, POSTER ART EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS AND BIENNIALES (2014 – present time)

· Received a personal invitation from Ceren Kafali on behalf of the Department of Graphic Design third year students and herself and Dr. and Lecturer, Emel Uzuner and Designer-artist, Professor and Dr. Ersan Sarikahya at Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University in Turkey to create and submit artwork for their invitational international No Violence Against Women Exhibition, Turkey, 2024

· Received a personal invitation from the Borderless Graphic Designers Group in Vancouver B.C., Canada to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit artwork for their upcoming third international poster exhibition centering around the theme of graphic design future in artificial intelligence, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, 2024

· Received a personal invitation from Curator and Juror, Adria Nabekle to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit poster illustration artwork for the PLANT A TREE FOR ALL CHILDREN TRAPPED IN THE WAR CALANCA SWITZERLAND BIENNALE 2025, Calanca, Switzerland, 2024

· Received a personal invitation from the organizers and committee members at College of Arts University of Baghdad to create and submit artwork for the Drugs 2nd International Wandering Poster Biennale 2024, a significant event of art and design organized and hosted by the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad (Republic of Iraq), 2024

· Received a personal invitation to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit a poster illustration for the International Juried Caricature and Poster Exhibition 2023 hosted by the Sinop University in Turkiye with the theme given being “War and Child” to draw attention to children who have been killed, injured, lost their relatives and suffered severe trauma in wars, and in order to raise awareness at the international level for all these atrocities, Turkey, 2023

· Received a personal invitation from designer-artist and Professor at Bandırma Onyedi Eylül Üniversitesi, Dr. Ersan Sarikahya to create and submit artwork for the 2023 International Bird Paradise Poster Festival for the International Bandırma Bird Paradise Culture and Tourism Festival, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University and Bandırma Municipality, Bandirma, Turkey, 2023

· Received a personal invitation from Curator and Juror, Adria Nabekle to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit poster illustration artwork for the Calanca Switzerland Biennale 2025 with theme being, "Tree & Me", Calanca, Switzerland, 2024

· Received a personal invitation from designer-artist, Mona Abd Elsalam to participate as a designer-artist to create and exhibit poster artwork for the "Space Journey", an invitational international poster exhibition focused on promoting the importance of space for humanity, taking into consideration the cultural backgrounds of different communities, Egypt, 2023

· Received a personal invitation from Asian Southeast Digital Art Association Committee member, Noor Udin Ung in Indonesia to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit poster illustration artwork for the invitational 4th ASEDAS International Poster Exhibition 2023, 2023

· 1 of 25 designer-artists from around the world to receive personal invitation from designer artist, Daniel Meier to create and submit artwork for the first international poster exhibition by the Quaker Help Foundation for the theme of "Human Rights", Bad Pyrmont, Germany, 2023

· Received a personal invitation by the organizers of PIN (Peace-loving Innovators of Nations), Secretariat, Koji Nakamori and award-winning designer-illustrator artist, Professor and Secretariat, Hitoshi Miura to create, submit & exhibit artwork for the PIN 2023 3rd International Poster Exhibition of Love and Peace, Nagoya City, Japan, 2023

· Received a personal invitation from Co-founder, Jose Luis Hernandez Chepe of RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México / RINC International Network of Visual Creators in México to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit poster artwork for the theme "May 5, the battle of Puebla for the sovereignty and dignity of the people of México", March 27, 2023

· Received personal invitation from Director, Mansoureh Rahnama of THINKUP Editions to create and submit illustration artwork for the 2023 Women's Empowerment - Live the change, change lives (WE – LCCL) Intl. campaign- 1st Art & Design & Innovative short film Awards, February 2023

· Received a personal invitation from Sang Hak Kim, the President of the Visual Information Design Association of Korea (VIDAK) to participate as a designer-artist to create artwork for the 2023 VIDAK International Spring Invitational Exhibition: Way of Design, February 2023

· Received a personal invitation from Professor Özlem Uyan, Lecturer, Ph.D. at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Fine Arts - Graphic Design Department in Turkey to participate as a designer-artist to create an illustration for "The Story of Wheat International Invitational Illustration Exhibition", April 2023

· Received a personal invitation from designer-artist and Professor, Muhammad Saleem at SABS University of Art, Design & Heritages, Jamsboro Sundh Faculty of Visual Arts – Communication Design Department to participate as a designer-artist to create a poster illustration for the Theme, Tareekh Jo Dar (Neroon Kot) for the International Poster Exhibition Hyderabad, January 2023

· Invited by Professor Özlem Uyan, Lecturer, Ph.D. at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Fine Arts - Graphic Design Department in Turkey to be 1 of 99 designer-illustrator artists invited to create and submit artwork for the “DARDANELLES 99” INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye, Turkey, October 29, 2022

· Received a special invitation from designer-artist and Professor, Hitoshi Miura and Elnaz Rajabyan, Manager of Aknoon Art Gallery to be 1 of 30 selected designer-artists invited to exhibit artwork for the invitational International Peace Poster Invitation Exhibition, a collaborative invitational exhibition project organized by Aknoon Art Gallery in Iran and PIN (Peace-loving Innovators of Nations) in Japan, The 30 selected invited designer-artists had posters printed on paper and exhibited at the Safavi Museum of Creativity and Architecture located in Isfahan, Iran, Isfahan, Iran, September 21, 2022

· Received an invitation from the organizers of PIN (Peace-loving Innovators of Nations), Secretariat, Koji Nakamori and award-winning designer-illustrator artist, Professor and Secretariat, Hitoshi Miura to create, submit & exhibit artwork for the 2022 2nd PIN International Poster Exhibition of Love & Peace for a peace-themed poster exhibition, Nagoya City, Japan, 2022

· Invited during July 2022 by the idea creator & curator, Adria Nabekle to create & submit artwork for the Calanca Switzerland Biennale 2023 GIVE PEACE A CHANCE contest. 2 illustrations selected for online and print poster art exhibition, Calanca, Switzerland 2023, 2022

· Personally invited by Claudia Tello, the designer-artist and the Founder of Escucha mi Voz to participate as 1 of 25 invited designer-artists to create and submit artwork for the international invitational traveling AMOR+ 2022 / LOVE+ 2022 - INVITATIONAL poster exhibition for the Convocatoria Internacional de Carteles LGBTIQ+ International Call for LGBTIQ+ Posters, Exhibition in public gallery of Guadalajara, August 2022

· Received an invitation from Sərxan Surxayev, creative designer and Owner and Founder of Azerbaijan Design Summit to create and submit artwork for the Azerbaijan Design Summit “Typographics and Peace” international poster competition, Azerbaijan, June 9, 2022

· Invited by Curators and Associate Professor Refik Yalur, Assistant Professor Ibrahim Yilmaz and designer-artist and Assistant Professor Ersan Sarikahya to participate as an artist to submit artwork for exhibition for the 2022 2nd INTERNATIONAL INVITATION KAPIDAĞ VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION, Erdek Municipality, Erdek/Balıkesir, Turkey, June 8-12, 2022

· 1 of 35 designer-artists from around the world invited by Saideh Khorsandi, designer-artist and Curator of Aknoon Art Gallery to submit artwork for online& physical art exhibition for the international invitational Graph Art 1 exhibition at the Aknoon Art Gallery, Creativity and Architecture Museum Safavi accompanied by Calanca Switzerland Biennale 2023: Calanca Biennale 2023 for the occasion of World Graphic Week 2022, Isfahan, Iran, April - May 2022

· 1 of 45 designer-artists to have a poster selected to be on exhibition for the Ukraine’s War International Invitational Online Poster Exhibition by Borderless Graphic Designers Group (BGD), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, April 18 - 30, 2022

· Selected designer-artist to have 3 plus illustrations for the Persian NOWRUZ 1401 group art exhibition for the 2022 Persian New Year presented by New Poster Gallery and organized by the gallery organization's committee members. All created and selected art work were on exhibition on Facebook, Radio Diruz on Facebook and Youtube social media between March 20 - 21, 2022

· Received an invitation from the organizers and committee members at College of Arts University of Baghdad to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit a poster illustration for the invitational "Radicalization Leading to Terrorism" International Poster Exhibition 2022 held at the College of Fine Arts University of Baghdad (Republic of Iraq), 2022

· Received an invitation from the China Nantong Artists Association and exhibition organizing committee to participate as a designer-artist to create a poster illustration for the Harmonious Co-Existence 2022 International Poster Invitational Exhibition, Five-Three Art Museum, Nantong, Jiangsu, China, May 2022

· Received an invitation from VIDAK (Visual Information Design Association of Korea) and graphic designer-artist and Professor, Kye-soo Myung to participate as a designer-artist to create and submit illustration artwork for the ' VIDAK 21/22 International Invitation Exhibition: BOM with the theme given being, "BOM" (Spring / Look back) Universal Design - Design for all, the world united in the fight against COVID-19, Seoul, South Korea, 2022

· 1 of 25 selected international designer-artists to receive an invitation to participate to create artwork for the “beloved, tortured, eaten” poster art exhibition to be held during the month of July 2022 at Museum Bünde in Germany and accompanying an exhibition titled, “Our Planet – Our Rules”, Germany, 2022

· 1 illustration artwork image selected as 1 of 20 top 20 selected winning images created and submitted for the invitational & open Pakistan Art & Design Organization (Pado) Flying Bird of Asia Graphic Design, Illustration and Digital Art Contest & Exhibition Poster Biennale 2021 of Abdul Khaliq, a legendary Pakistani sprinter, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2021

· Invited by Co-founder, Jose Luis Hernandez Chepe of RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México/ RINC International Network of Visual Creators in México to create a poster illustration for a poster art exhibition to celebrate Georges Méliès, the wizard of cinema on the 160th anniversary of his birth, Puebla City, México, 2021

· Invited by the idea creator & curator, Adria Nabekle and Colors of The Moon Team to create & submit artwork for the Illustration category for The Hidden Colors of The Moon Illustration, Photography and Digital Art International Contest and Exhibition with 2 illustration images selected for The Colors of the Moon section and 4 illustration images selected for the Tribute to Laika section by the Jury members, Calanca, Switzerland, 2021

· Invited by graphic designer-artist and Project Manager, Resul Ay and the Art Committee and Organization Committee of the Free Kudus International Poster Exhibition 2021 to create and submit poster artwork for the International KUDUS Poster Exhibition. 1 of 54 designer-artists selected to have 1 poster artwork selected for exhibition and publication, Turkey, 2021

· Invited to create and submit poster artwork for the 2021 GREEN SEASON International Poster Online Exhibition by Poster Iran Design to celebrate Nowruz 1400, 2021 Iranian New Year, Iran. One poster illustration selected for online exhibition on the posteriran.com website from a field of a total of 480 posters created and submitted, Iran, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from Graphic Designer-artist and Project Manager, Terlan Hacişəmiyev for the Shusha is the city of culture of Azerbaijan poster competition and exhibition to create artwork for this wonderful poster exhibition and competition, Azerbaijan, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México /RINC International Network of Visual Creators in México to create &submit 1 illustration artwork for an invitational poster project about the topic of ACOSO / BULLYING and featured for online exhibition on the www.rincrea.com Virtual Gallery, Puebla City, México, 2021

· Invited by Christopher Han, the Founder & CEO of Artist's Full Wallet to be a participating artist for the Artist's Full Wallet Project for various interesting art & design projects that will brand each participating artist's works, Incheon, Korea, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from Khawaja Izhar, Founder and Haleema Rafaqat, Co-Founder of the Pakistan Art & Design Organization (Pado) to create and submit illustration artwork for the invitational & open Flying Bird of Asia Graphic Design, Illustration and Digital Art Contest & Exhibition Poster Biennale 2021 of Abdul Khaliq, a legendary Pakistani sprinter, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from Graphic Designer and Project Manager, Anna Zeies to create and submit poster illustration artwork for the 27th edition of the International Poster Biennale held in Warsaw, Poland, 2021

· Invited by Irwan Harnoko, the Founder of Worldwide Graphic Designers (WGD) to create and submit artwork for the International Design Contest 2020 "LET THEM BECOME FASHION!!" exhibition and contest, Summarecon Mall Serpong, Indonesia, 2020

· Invited by Director and Co-Founder, Elena Méndez and Co-Founder, José Luis Hernández Chepe of RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México / RINC International Network of Visual Creators in Mexico to be a Guest of Honor Artist and to create an illustration for the First International Meeting of Images in celebration of Jules Verne for the August 2020 "VERNE and the Right to Imagine" poster, illustration and info-graphic event &exhibition in Puebla City, Mexico, 2020

· Invited by designer-illustrator artist and coordinator of the Birula Gráfica poster exhibition, Alfredo Aguirre to create a poster illustration for the 2020 annual Birula Gráfica poster exhibition for October, 2020, Theme: "The Cycling Utopia", Mexico, 2020

· Invited by Official Graphic Designers’ Association of Catalonia for the “From the trenches. One day less, one more design. Design is on fire.” poster art exhibition to create poster illustration artwork for online exhibition and catalogue to inspire positive action to happen for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic time and lifting up the world’s spirit, Catalonia, Spain, 2020

· Invited as 1 of 100 Graphic Designers to create a poster commemorating 49 years of diplomatic relations between China and Italy and celebrating the two leaning towers: Tiger Hill Pagoda in Suzhou China, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Province of Pisa located in the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy, Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of Eastern China, 2019

· Selected by the Director, Xavier Burmudez, Canadian Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Andrew Lewis and the organizing committee of the 13th Mexico International Poster Biennale 2014 (IPBM 2014) to create a poster design illustration piece for the 13th Mexico International Poster Biennale 2014 and their program to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations and friendship between Mexico and Canada for their 25th Anniversary Exhibition Program, 1 of 20 Canadian graphic designers/illustrators selected to create a poster image along with 35 Mexican graphic designers/illustrators. Exhibition of all 55 posters were presented at the Centro Cultural Clavijero, the most important cultural center in this colonial city of Mexico, 2014

EXHIBITIONS (2006 - present time)

· Received a personal artist invitation from Despina Tunberg, the Curator for World Wide Art and Artavita and Thomas Tunberg, the Director of World Wide Art to exhibit 6 pieces of artwork in 2 video presentations at the Art Expo New York April 4-7, 2024 art fair which is one of the more popular art shows in the USA and one of the largest fine art trade fairs. It is frequented by thousands of visitors and industry professionals, providing one of the best venues to sell art and network., Pier 36 NYC, 299 South Street, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2024

· Received an exclusive and personal priority invitation from Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, the Director of the Circle Foundation for the Arts to be part of their brand new and exciting project as an artist to exhibit 4 pieces of artwork in a video presentation at the Art Expo New York April 4-7, 2024 art fair which is one of the more popular art shows in the USA and one of the largest fine art trade fairs. It is frequented by thousands of visitors and industry professionals, providing one of the best venues to sell art and network., Pier 36 NYC, 299 South Street, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2024

· Received an exclusive and personal invitation from Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, the Director of the Circle Foundation for the Arts to be part of their brand new and exciting project as an artist to exhibit 4 pieces of artwork in a video presentation at the 2023 Red Dot Miami Art Fair from December 6-10, 2023 during Miami Art Week 2023 and Art Basel Miami Beach 2023, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 2023

· Invited by designer-artist, Mona Abd Elsalam to participate as a designer-artist to create and exhibit poster artwork for the "Space Journey", an invitational international poster exhibition focused on promoting the importance of space for humanity, taking into consideration the cultural backgrounds of different communities, Egypt, 2023

· Invited by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine’s editorial team to exhibit 5 images of artwork for their Online Exhibition, ‘Parallel Worlds”. "Parallel Worlds" aims to explore the concept of multiple universes and the intricate connections they share., September 20 – December 20, 2023

· Invited by the organizers of PIN (Peace-loving Innovators of Nations), Secretariat, Koji Nakamori and award-winning designer-illustrator artist, professor and Secretariat, Hitoshi Miura to create, submit & exhibit artwork for the 2022 2nd PIN International Poster Exhibition of Love & Peace for a peace-themed poster exhibition, 1 illustration image selected for online, youtube.com social media & on location print and onscreen projected art exhibition at Nagoya Citizens' Gallery Sakae, 7th Floor, 3rd Exhibition Room, Nagoya City, Japan, August 1-6, 2023

· Invited by the organizers of PIN (Peace-loving Innovators of Nations), Secretariat, Koji Nakamori and award-winning designer-illustrator artist, professor and Secretariat, Hitoshi Miura to create, submit & exhibit artwork for the 2022 2nd PIN International Poster Exhibition of Love & Peace for a peace-themed poster exhibition, 1 illustration image selected for online, youtube.com social media & on location print and onscreen projected art exhibition at Nagoya Citizens' Gallery Sakae, 7th Floor, 3rd Exhibition Room, Nagoya City, Japan, August 1-7, 2022

· Invited by designer-artist and Curator of Aknoon Art Gallery, Saideh Khorsandi to be part of the World Graphic Week Exhibition from April to May 2022 at the Museum of Creativity and Architecture Safavi in Isfhan, Iran as a designer-artist to submit 2 pieces of illustration artwork for a group art exhibition, Isfahan, Iran, April – May 2022

· Informed by the Curators and Directors, Lynn Pearce and Sue Earnshaw at Labyrinth Gallery located in Brighton, United Kingdom that one submitted illustration artwork is 1 of 60 artwork images selected for exhibition out of almost 400 images submitted and will be included in the inaugural Planet Recovery Project Exhibition 2022, Brighton, United Kingdom, February 1 - July 1, 2022

· Selected designer-artist to have 3 illustrations for the Persian NOWRUZ 1401 group art exhibition for the 2022 Persian New Year presented by New Poster Gallery and organized by the gallery organization's committee members. All created and selected art work were on exhibition on Facebook, Radio Diruz on Facebook and Youtube social media between March 20 - 21, 2022

· Invited by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine’s editorial team to exhibit 8 images of artwork for their Online Exhibition ‘Butterfly Effect’, February 21 – July 21, 2022

· Group art exhibition for 2021 annual gallery-only curated Red Dot Miami Art Fair with Agora Gallery New York City, December 1 - 5, 2021, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., 2021

· Esperanto Gallery and Studios Inc.'s curated group /ˈlan(d)ˌskāp/: contemporary landscape views exhibit, October 22 - November 5, 2021, Markham, Ontario, Canada, 2021

· Esperanto Gallery and Studios Inc.'s juried group art exhibition - Papier: A celebration of works on or about paper August 6 – 20, 2021, Markham, Ontario, Canada, 2021

· Invited by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine’s editorial team to exhibit 5 images of artwork for their Online Exhibition ‘River of Dreams’, Summer-Fall, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from Graphic Designer and illustrator artist, Hitoshi Miura of Peace-loving Innovators of Nations (PIN) to participate as an illustrator artist to create and submit artwork for exhibition for the 2021 1st PIN International Poster Exhibition of Love and Peace with 2 illustration images selected for online, youtube.com social media & on location print & onscreen projected art exhibition at Nagoya Citizens' Gallery Sakae in Nagoya City, Japan, 2021

· Selected as an artist to participate have 3 selected artwork images for onscreen curated group art exhibition for the 2021 Tokyo Art Expo / Tokyo Art Exhibition which took place from May 27th to 30th, 2021 at Shibuya District, Tokyo, Japan, 2021

· Invited by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine’s editorial team to exhibit 5 images of artwork for their Online Exhibition ‘Infinite Dreams’, February – June 2021

· Invited by PosterIran.com to create and submit poster artwork for the 2021 GREEN SEASON International Poster Online Exhibition by Poster Iran Design to celebrate Nowruz 1400, 2021 Iranian New Year, Iran. One poster illustration selected for online exhibition on the posteriran.com website (http://posteriran.ir/online-exhibition/p/681-green-season-poster) from a field of a total of 480 posters created and submitted, Iran, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from Graphic Designer-artist and Project Manager, Terlan Hacişəmiyev for the Shusha is the city of culture of Azerbaijan poster competition and exhibition to create artwork for this wonderful poster exhibition and competition, Azerbaijan, 2021

· Received a personal invitation from RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México / RINC International Network of Visual Creators in México to create & submit 1 illustration artwork for an invitational poster project about the topic of ACOSO / BULLYING and featured for online exhibition on the www.rincrea.com Virtual Gallery, Puebla City, México, 2021

· Invited by Christopher Han, the Founder & CEO of Artist's Full Wallet to be a participating artist for the Artist's Full Wallet Project for various interesting art & design projects that will brand each participating artist's works, Incheon, Korea, 2021

· 1 illustration art image selected to be part of The COVID Bubble Public Art Project which is a public art installation composed of art pieces encapsulated by recycled clear plastic. The plastic pieces will be assembled as a large bubble in a public setting. Inside the bubble would be small art pieces created by artists in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, York Region, Ontario, Canada, 2021

· Invited by Director and Co-Founder, Elena Méndez and Co-Founder, José Luis Hernández Chepe of RINC Red Internacional de Creadores Visuales A.C. in México / RINC International Network of Visual Creators in Mexico to be a Guest of Honor Artist and to create an illustration for the First International Meeting of Images in celebration of
Jules Verne for the August 2020 "VERNE and the Right to Imagine" poster, illustration and info-graphic event & exhibition in Puebla City, Mexico, 2020

· Invited by designer-illustrator artist and coordinator of the Birula Gráfica poster exhibition, Alfredo Aguirre to create a poster illustration for the 2020 annual Birula Gráfica poster exhibition for October, 2020, Theme: "The Cycling Utopia", Mexico, 2020

· Invited by Official Graphic Designers’ Association of Catalonia for the “From the trenches. One day less, one more design. Design is on fire.” poster art exhibition to create poster illustration artwork for online exhibition and catalogue to inspire positive action to happen for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic time and lifting up the world’s spirit, Catalonia, Spain, 2020

· Center of the World (COW) International Design Festival ILLUSTRATION competition and exhibition, Central Library [Voskresenska str, 23, Dnipro, Ukraine], Dnipro City, Ukraine, 2016, 2018, 2020

· 2 illustration images selected for online art exhibition for the OCAD University Alumni Coronavirus-inspired Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2020

· 1 of 36 selected artists from a selection of personally invited artists from around the world by the Biafarin Canadian Artist Management company to exhibit artwork for the August 20-September 20,2020 Exhibizone - Summer 2020 online art group exhibition. 4 illustrations selected for exhibition. 36 artists selected and a total of 100 artworks were selected for online art exhibition, Canada, 2020

· 1 illustration image selected by the judges as a winning image for the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA) 58th annual Illustration West Competition for the Unpublished and Self-Promotional category. Illustration image exhibited online and at LAAFA Gallery in Van Nuys, CA, USA, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., 2019/2020

· Invited as 1 of 100 Graphic Designers to create a poster commemorating 49 years of diplomatic relations between China and Italy and celebrating the two leaning towers: Tiger Hill Pagoda in Suzhou China, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Province of Pisa located in the beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy, Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province of Eastern China, 2019

· 2 illustration art images selected by invited established Toronto art gallery owners & curators for exhibition for the OCAD University “Artworks 2019” exhibition.
Artworks is an Exhibition of OCAD University Alumni Art for sale organized by the Alumni Association for the purpose of showcasing alumni work and supporting. Student Scholarships and Bursaries which allow current OCAD University students to thrive and create, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2019

· Pockets Warhol’s Art Collective – Group Illustration Art Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser Event organized and curated by Illustrator artist, Anita Kunz for the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2017

· 2016 annual ILLUSTRATED 2016 exhibition & event (originally by Showcase Cities) held in London, England at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch which is East London's cultural and creative hub.
ILLUSTRATED 2016 brings together a collection of the brightest visionaries in contemporary illustration and street art. Showcasing not only some of the biggest names in the business, but also offering a glimpse beneath the surface into tomorrow's most promising artists., London, England, United Kingdom, 2016

· 1 of 25 artists selected to take part of the Art Below Summer 2016 Show to have 2 pieces of artwork on exhibition.
One artwork selected entitled, Destiny to be in print on the walls as billboard art pieces within the Bethnal Green London Underground subway station in London, England and the other artwork selected being a framed portrait illustration of American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor, Prince Rogers Nelson entitled, Purple Rain Forever for two weeks from June 20 to July 3, 2016.
A Private Viewing and launch evening to review all the selected pieces of artwork by all 25 artists aside from the pieces exhibited within the London Underground stations created took place on June 28th, 2016 at the Tabernacle (Tabernacle art gallery), Notting Hill on 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London W11 2AY, United Kingdom, 2016

· Selected by Art for All Canada Inc. as an artist to showcase & exhibit 11 framed pieces of illustration artwork at Rainbow Cinemas Art Gallery in downtown Toronto on 80 Front St East, Toronto, ON M5E 1T4 from July 1 to August 31, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2015

· OCAD University First Impressions Exhibit for First Year faculty and students, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2012 to 2015

· Belonging Group Art Exhibition at Project Art Gallery from July 3-5, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2015

· Selected by the Director, Xavier Burmudez, Canadian Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Andrew Lewis and the organizing committee of the 13th Mexico International Poster Biennale 2014 (IPBM 2014) to create a poster design illustration piece for the 13th Mexico International Poster Biennale 2014 and their program to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations and friendship between Mexico and Canada for their 25th Anniversary Exhibition Program, 1 of 20 Canadian graphic designers/illustrators selected to create a poster image along with 35 Mexican graphic designers/illustrators. Exhibition of all 55 posters were presented at the Centro Cultural Clavijero, the most important cultural center in this colonial city of Mexico, 2014

· Chroma & Hue Group Art Exhibition which featured the artwork of a total of 10artists at Rebellion Gallery and Art Academy from October 1-22, 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014

· MASS Group Art Exhibition to showcase artwork at Gallery M Contemporary art gallery from October 3-25, 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014

· A Dream Within a Dream group exhibition held at the INDEX G/Gallery 50 in downtown Toronto, ON, Canada, 7 pieces of original illustration artwork framed and exhibited from October 16 to 20, 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2013

· Project Sunshine for Japan 2013 in support of the people and country of Japan to recover after the March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami tragedy,1 of 100 selected poster images for a traveling group exhibition Project Sunshine for Japan, House in Dusseldorf, Germany, Germany, 2011, at Doosun Inthepaper Gallery in Seoul, Korea, Seoul Korea, 2012, the Kulturort Depot(Cultural Center Depot) in Dortmund, Germany for the "Connecting Traces of Memory" exhibition, Germany, 2013 at the House of Art, Iran in Tehran, during the 2013 Graphic Design Week, Tehran in Iran, 2013

· Rogers Public Gallery Art Project, 1 image created for large print on canvas for exhibition within 3 Rogers retail store gallery art spaces in Ontario, Canada
Illustration artwork created embodies the core Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Team's personality and values such as integrity, passion for winning and teamwork. Piece, entitled Foundation of Dreams to Reality is designed to commemorate the commitment of the Jays Care Foundation to communities across Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2012

· School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Gallery presents "Where Is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran", 1 of 125 political poster images selected by the judges for exhibition. All selected posters were then created & exhibited as large printed wood sign art pieces in New York City, New York, U.S.A., 2010

· Xto Image Awards "Body in Nature" photography & illustration art exhibition at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica, California, 1 illustration art image selected and exhibited as a framed piece, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A., 2010

· Solo illustration art exhibition at Response fashion clothing store for the Toronto 2009 Annual Queen Street Art Crawl event, Sept. 18-20, 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009

· Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles West 47 (SILA), Selected as a winning illustrator having a series of images featured online and having the winning images featured as framed artwork at Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., 2009

· Bepo + Mimi Project, Hand-picked and personally invited by Director and Illustrator Sandra Dionisi to participate in the 2008 Bepo + Mimi Project's Cut To The Drummer Illustration Art Show with live drummer musician performance event at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The main sponsor of this art exhibition & event was Warner Music Canada
1 portrait illustration image created of Canadian rock band, Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart featured as a framed original art piece for this art exhibition out of a selected unique originally commissioned 50 portrait illustration images in the entire art exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009

· Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication 2008 "Double Vision" Portrait Illustration & Photography Art Show. One portrait illustration in show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2005, 2006, 2008

· 13th Annual SpeakEasy Illustration Show. 1 of 30 Illustrator artists selected to be part of this exciting annual group illustration art show. Show held at the Gladstone Hotel Art Gallery in downtown Toronto, ON. 16 images/pieces exhibited in the show as limited edition archival framed art prints & original pastel & mix-media artwork, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008

· Bepo + Mimi Project Hand-picked and personally invited by Director and Illustrator, Sandra Dionisi to participate in the 2008 Bepo + Mimi Project's 1st Sign of Spring Illustration Art Show
3 conceptual illustrations created for the group exhibition and made as artwork printed on custom made and cut square shaped wood panels to function as physical sign art pieces to help communicate the idea of the first signs of the spring season, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008

· Toronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, ON at the Ontario College of Art &Design University, 5 illustration images selected to be part of the Ontario College of Art & Design Alumni projected slide show ongoing at the front entrance of the OCAD University 100 McCaul Street building for the entire night and day, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2006

JURY WORK EXPERIENCE

· Juror for the PTA Art Reflections Program, a national competition starting at the local school level and then moving forward to district, state and national levels to review and judge high school students' Visual Arts section artwork submissions with the theme for the students to solve creating their artwork for being, "I Will Change the World By...", Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A., 2021

· Juror for the invitational & open Flying Bird of Asia Graphic Design, Illustration and Digital Art Contest & Exhibition Poster Biennale 2021 of Abdul Khaliq, a legendary Pakistani sprinter, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2021

· Juror for the 2021 GREEN SEASON International Poster Online Exhibition by Poster Iran Design to celebrate Nowruz 1400, 2021 Iranian New Year, Iran, 2021

· Juror for the PTA Art Reflections Program, a national competition starting at the local school level and then moving forward to district, state and national levels to review and judge high school students' Visual Arts section artwork submissions with the theme for the students to solve creating their artwork for being, "I Matter Because.", Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A., 2020

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Pakistan Art & Design Organization Design Thinking and Innovation Webinar Google Meet Guest Speaker Presentation event:
Event organized by Khawaja Izhar, Founder and Haleema Rafaqat, Co-Founder of the Pakistan Art & Design Organization (Pado).
Design thinking allows people to adopt a human-centered perspective in creating innovative solutions while also integrating logic and research. In order to embrace design thinking and innovation, there is a need to ensure that people in the world have the right mindsets, collaborative teams, and conducive environments. An Interactive session with art & design students and professors in Pakistan by illustrator artist and professor Anson Liaw, Pakistan Art & Design Organization (Pado), Islamabad, Pakistan, May 31, 2021

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective by Alan Male (Author); 3rd edition, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, ISBN 9781350283558, United Kingdom, January 25, 2024
5 specifically requested illustration art images featured on pages 11, 46, 125, 152 and 186 accompanying where the text in this book talks about the importance of visual intelligence and creative conceptualization.

Anson Liaw on Illustration, All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from Artsin Square. All artworks copyright Anson Liaw., Artsin Square is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online platform committed to supporting and promoting visual artists at every stage of their careers worldwide. This book is produced and designed exclusively for curated artists selected by Artsin Square, with all information confirmed by the artists themselves., 2024

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine's Printed Issue Top Contemporary Artists to Watch in 2024, 2 illustrations featured, 2024

Calanca Switzerland Biennale 2023, Printed by HANSEL SAGL CH - Minusio, Copyright U - Unique, dear@calancabiennale.com ISBN 978-88-942378-6-3, 1 illustration featured, Calanca, Switzerland, 2023

Art for Peace, Published by: International Cultural Management (ICM Gestora Cultural, SL). All artworks copyright 2023 ICM Gestora Cultural, SL, ISBN: 978-84-19192-59-2 DL: GR 678-2022, 2 illustrations featured, Barcelona, Spain, 2023

Circle Foundation for the Arts’ Art Ideal Magazine Explore contemporary aesthetics, Issue 3 for an invitational curated exhibition in print and online, 1 illustration featured, Lyon, France, 2023

Power of Creativity Art Book by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, 2 illustrations featured, Spring 2022

Luerzer's Archive "200 Best Digital Artists" Worldwide Special Edition, New York City, NY, U.S.A., 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024

Luerzer's Archive "200 Best Illustrators" Worldwide Special Edition, New York City, U.S.A., 2007/2008, 2009/2010, 2014/2015, 2016/2017, 2018/2019

3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration's prestigious curated Illustration Directory. All Illustrators were invited and hand-picked by Charles Hively, the Publisher and Design Director of 3x3 Magazine, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A., 2008/2009-2022/2023

NYART NEWS /Art Dealer Street, To never lose the compass in the art world, Anson Liaw – Pronounced Lines, Profound Visions by Faiq Imran, New York City, NY, U.S.A., January 29, 2021

Circle Foundation for the Arts’ Art Ideal Magazine Explore contemporary aesthetics, Issue 2 for an invitational curated exhibition in print and online, 3 illustrations featured, Lyon, France, 2022

Circle Foundation for the Arts’ Circle Quarterly Art Review Magazine for juried and curated exhibitions in print and online, Lyon France, 2019, 2020, 2021

Circle Foundation for the Arts’ Spotlight Magazine for invitational curated exhibitions in print and online, Lyon, France, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

OCADFA newsletter, Our Labour in Times of COVID-19, 1 illustration featured, Summer 2020

The Capsules Book’s Drawn Volume 3 is an inspirational exploration into the work, lives and creative practices from established industry practitioners to some of the hottest emerging talents from today's illustration and design scene from around the globe, Melbourne, Australia, 2019/2020

The Capsules Book's Drawn Volume 2 is an inspirational exploration into the work, lives and creative practices from established industry practitioners to some of the hottest emerging talents from today's illustration and design scene from around the globe, Melbourne, Australia, 2017/2018

InPrint Magazine, Issue 5, feature story with 5 illustration art images showcased including a double page spread and a back cover full page image, U.S.A., 2011

Applied Arts Magazine January/February, 2009 Issue special feature "Masterworks" article about Anson Liaw as an illustrator artist including a showcasing of 12 illustration images of selected works and 1 cover artwork image published for the magazine's "Masterworks" feature story, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009

The Big Book of Illustration Ideas 2, by Roger Walton (Author), Published in 2008 by Collins Design, ISBN 978-0061215148
Selected as an Illustrator Artist to have 2 illustrations published for the food, still life, animals and miscellaneous section. 1 full page image and 1 quarter page image of my artwork are featured in print, U.S.A., 2008

3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration single-page Gallery Section, New York City, U.S.A., 2007, 2010

3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration double-page spread Showcase Section feature for issue number two of the magazine, 2 illustrations in print, New York City, New York, U.S.A., 2005

Scooter Culture GP05, A collaboration between Grenville Printing, Strand and Pettigrew Design + Art Direction and the Canadian Association of Photographers &Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC) to showcase a book of printed photography and illustration artwork about motor scooter culture past and present, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2005

American Illustration 20, Published in 2001 by Amilus Inc., 1 illustration image selected for print publication and permanent online gallery exhibition, New York City, New York, U.S.A., 2001





































 







 











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