Student Scholarship Exhibitor List
Jamie Nicole Kazebee
Jamie is a San Diego based Illustrator, graduating from the Academy of Art University in SF Spring of 2019. She works in mixed media, combining traditional and digital techniques, and considers gouache her favorite medium. She loves to emphasize people and nature in her work, portraying a variety of colors and scenery inspired by different parts of the world.
I am a creative thinker, problem-solver, and illustrator born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, but currently living in Brooklyn, New York. I recently obtained my BFA degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in Illustration. I aim to constantly learn about the world around me through quiet observation and to present that through my artwork in a different and fresh way. The goal is to create work that resonates with others and establishes a genuine connection through its relevance.
Jekkalin dela Paz
Jekkalin is a Toronto-based illustrator who is currently a student in Seneca College’s Independent Illustration program. She specializes in different types of illustration and works with traditional (mainly graphite) and digital media. She also enjoys painting and graphic design. When she isn’t making art, she likes to play the piano and cello. She also likes to drink tea.
Jesse David Scott
This piece is one of many, illustrating memory and the fragility of childhood. The images are created using graphite on paper, in small scale in order to make the viewers feel a sense of intimacy with the pieces. By taking on a difficult topic to discuss, the images portray a feeling of uneasiness and mystery in order to have a real emotional impact on the viewer, whether they know the meaning behind the images or not.
JI MIN HWANG
My goal is to capture the moment when my life views and my experiences clicked together. Everyone has gone through these specific moments at some point. I want people to associate their own memories by looking at my paintings as they appreciate things around them and look for silver linings.
Jimin Suh was born in South Korea and lived couple years in New Jersey. She is a BFA candidate majoring in Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art with concentration in Book Arts. Her true passion comes from using various colors with traditional mediums. She loves to read and make picture books for both children's and adults. Her favorite part of creating process is writing thoughts as poetry then turning them into drawings. Of course, a true lover of drawing horses.
Jimin Suh was born in South Korea and raised in New Jersey. She is a BFA candidate majoring in Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art with concentration in Book Arts. Her true passion comes from using various colors with traditional mediums. She loves to read and make picture books for both children's and adults. Her favorite part of creating process is writing thoughts as poetry then turning them into drawings. Of course, a true lover of drawing horses.
Jin Xia grew up in picturesque East China before coming to study in America. She recently got her BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis, where Jin naturally fell in love with illustration. Shape and texture compose her visual language, and she is fascinated with creating atmospheric space to evoke emotions. Future Jin will keep exploring new materials and messing up her sketchbooks. She is excited about her next adventure.
Joanne Ji Young Kim
Joanne Kim is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. She grew up in Seoul, Korea until the age of 10 when she immigrated to the States. She studied illustration at ArtCenter College of Design, and has done editorial illustrations for the New York Times. Her works were also selected to be in American Illustration 38 and New American Painting 139.
Jonell is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of Pratt Institute. Jonell loves creating hand-drawn illustrations and animations that cover cultural topics such as music, dance, and sports. She also pulls a lot of her inspiration from the feeling of nostalgia. Since graduating, Jonell has worked with clients including Buzzfeed, and has created the title card and illustrations for the film Selah and the Spades, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Joy Liu is an illustrator and graphic designer with a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, currently based in the NYC metropolitan area. Her interest lies in how ideas, stories, and culture are communicated through interdisciplinary methods. In her downtime, she enjoys watching/analyzing films and making good food for people.
I am an Artist and Illustrator working under the moniker Black Coffiend Illustration. I grew up in southern New Hampshire, but have called Massachusetts my home for the past six years. My work is heavily influenced by an eclectic mixture of childhood nostalgia, humor, and things that go bump in the night. I have always been fascinated by the paranormal as well as the energy surrounding anything historic. I absolutely love comics, film, music, books, and cartoons.