ANSON LIAW, AOCAD

326 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Suite 504, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4C 8T4

ansonliawillustration@rogers.com

416-738-8896

I  am a 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 I am naturally passionate about.

I enjoy 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.

Sharing my love and passion for the communication and design arts by teaching at OCAD University and Virtute Innovation Academy in Canada is something I love to do and is very dear to me.

HIGHLIGHTS

·       An award-winning illustrator and fine artist with 32 plus 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)

AOCA Design Advertising degree with Honours received from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, and finishing 8th place overall for Medals Jury out of 14 selected graduating students from all programs of study for 1989 year of graduates.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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 Organisation (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 Organisation Committee, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2021

Acknowledged by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine to be one among distinguished artists 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 foreveryone with the innovative evidence shown within the performance of creating mycreative artwork and therefore, being selected to be a committee member and torepresent 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

·       Illustrator and fine artist, 1989 - present time

·       Sessional instructor,Faculty of Design, OCAD University, 2004 - 2020

·       Art Instructor ,Pre-university Level Portfolio Art Instructor & Consultant, 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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE | ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

OCAD (2002)

Instructor for the 8 Week Visiting Art Director’s Workshop course for 4th Year Illustration program students

OCAD University (2004 - 2020)

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Design taught undergraduate courses for

1st and 2nd Year Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising programs

GDES-1010 Drawing: Visualization (multiple sections)

GDES-1018 Drawing: Translation (multiple sections)

ILLU-1B04 Illustration Media Studio: Analogue (multiple sections)

GDES-1B11 Drawing as Graphic Visualization (multiple sections)

GDES-1B12 Illustrator’s Toolkit (multiple sections)

GDES-1B07 Drawing as Transformation: From Reality to Fantasy

GDES-1B20 Graphic Translation/Drawing (multiple sections)

GRPH-2A02 Graphic Translation/Drawing (multiple sections)

ILLU-2A01 Introduction to Illustration and Photography Art Direction (multiple sections)

Portfolio Clinic Workshop: Fashion Illustration (multiple sections)

Virtute Innovation Academy  (2018 – present time)

Art Instructor, Pre-university Level Portfolio Art Instructor & Consultant, Principal

Courses taught:

Grade 12 Pre-university Level Portfolio Art course

AVI20 Grade 10 Visual Arts course (online synchronous)

Saturday and Sunday Art Fundamentals Workshop classes:

Courses taught:

Sketchbook Exploration: Applying Elements and Principles of Design

Introduction to Illustration

Storytelling Art: Manufacturing Meaning

Private secondary school principal role & work in relation to meeting Ontario Ministry of Education standards & expectations for Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 credit courses taught for successful Ministry of Education pre-inspection and inspection process.

Working closely with a team of Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certified teachers to strategize and ensure effective delivery of student learning assessments are met for each credit course taught for each secondary school student to successfully achieve receiving their respective Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Management and coaching duties in relation to collaborating to work closely with teachers and strategizing with them to work effectively with the Ontario Ministry of Education assigned inspectors for using and delivering key items with Growing Success in mind for student learning development &results per credit course taught such as:

·       Curriculum expectations are accounted for instruction through lesson/unit planning

·       Achievement of overall expectations is evaluated on basis of achievement of specific expectations

·       Student learning is assessed in a balanced manner with respectto the achievement chart

·       Student achievement is assessed at strategic times throughoutthe course

·       Student achievement for evaluation is collected over time fromthree different sources -observations, conversations and student products

·       Learning goals are written in a manner that students can readilyunderstand

·       Success criteria are used in developing an assessment tool(checklist, rubric, exit card)

·       Final evaluation allows the student to demonstrate achievementof the overall expectations

·       Cheating and Plagiarism policies

·       Late and Missed Assignment policies 

Art Institute of Toronto (2005 - 2008)

Instructor for Graphic Design | 18-month Graphic Design program

Courses taught:

Illustration & Rapid Visualization (multiple sections)

Portfolio for Digital Design (multiple sections)

Portfolio for Graphic Design (multiple sections)

Advertising Design (multiple sections)

Seneca @ York (2004, 2005, 2013)

Instructor | Art Fundamentals Department

Courses taught:

Illustration I

Illustration II

Design II | Manufacturing Meaning

ILLUSTRATION CORPORATE COMMISSIONS (1989 – present time)

Mercatto restaurant, Rogers Media, FEDEX, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, McDonald's, Bank of Montreal (BMO), 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, Beatrice, Loblaws Branding Ltd., TD Bank, Nestle, Falconbridge Ltd., Scotiabank, Holt Renfrew, Swiss Chalet, Canon, Centreville Theme Park Centre Island, Par Puzzles, Real Estate Council of Ontario, Massachusetts EducationalFinancing Authority, National Eating Disorder Information Center (NEDIC),Siminovitch Prize, Knight Bain, 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 (Chosen and Selected images)

·      3x3 Illustration Professional Show 2(Selected), 18 (Honorable Mention)

·     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

·      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

·      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

·      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

·      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

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

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

·      Canadian Association of Illustrators & Photographers in Communications (CAPIC) Illustration & Photography Awards, 1995, 1997, 1998

·      Studio Magazine Advertising & Design Awards Annual, 1995

·      HOW Magazine Awards, 1995

·      Strathmore Q4 Graphics Gallery Awards, 1995, 1999

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

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

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

· Invited by Curators and Associate Professor Refik Yalur, Assistant Professor 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, 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 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 Organisation (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 ofPisa 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 Biennale2014 (IPBM 2014) to create a poster design illustration piece for the 13thMexico 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 atthe Centro Cultural Clavijero, the most important cultural center in this colonial city of Mexico, 2014

EXHIBITIONS (2006 - present time)

·       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 tocreate, submit & exhibit artwork for the 2022 2nd PIN International PosterExhibition 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

·       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

·       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

·       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 AlumniCoronavirus-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

·      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

·       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 being 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 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 will take 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, 2012 - 2015

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

·       Chroma & Hue Group Art Exhibition which featured the artwork of a total of 10 artists 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.
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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective, Third Edition, Bloomsbury Publishing, United Kingdom/International, 2023

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

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

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

NY ART 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, 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

OCADFA newsletter, Our Labour in Times of COVID-19, 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 Books' 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, Published in 2008 by Collins Design, 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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