Victo Ngai is the artistic name of Ngai Cheu Ching, a young illustrator originally from Hong Kong who now lives and works in New York. We will bring you to visit her much-admired world of images suspended between tradition and modernity, dream and reality.
Victo Ngai, an illustrator who has already bewitched countless eyes around the world, grew up in Hong Kong, where she was born in 1988. Her nickname Victo was given to her to overcome the difficulty of pronouncing her real name, Ngai Cheu Ching.
After moving to the United States for her studies, she graduated from the Rhode Island Design School in New York, where she still lives and works. So far, you may say, nothing so unusual… Right, because the extraordinary thing about Victo Ngai is the style of her illustrations: dreamlike and fantastic works suspended between tradition and modernity, mixing classic oriental painting and digital processing.
A unique and unmistakable style, which has led Victo Ngai to collaborate successfully in a wide range of fields, in publishing and elsewhere. Her illustrations have already appeared on the pages of The New Yorker and The New York Times, she has published books for publishers including the Folio Society, Abrams and Tor Forge, and worked on advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, MTA Art for Transit (New York Subway), Adidas Hong Kong, Lufthansa Airline, General Electric… and more. Not bad for such a young artist…