BEN LIU

-Best fashion illustrator in Canada, Montreal, Canada
- Fashion & Beauty illustration
- Live event art artist in Montreal, Canada
- Top Chinese illustrator, Made in China
- Art direction, portrait, custom luxury art, advertising, edirorial illustration

BEN LIU

劉  犇

Artist and illustrator

Made in China, based in Montréal, Canada
 

Ben’s work embraces the warmness and diversity of the world, with a touch of humour and traditional Chinese philosophy. His panda Benda, a pacific cultural ambassador, is worldwide recognized due to his numerous collaborations with Louis Vuitton, Microsoft, Journal Métro and Make-A-Wish Children Foundation among others.

Ben began to publish his comic series and illustrations in China since his young age. Grateful to a scholarship in 2006, he arrived in Québec for studying in Multimedia Arts with intensive French immersion.

He's been nominated as "Personality Art & Culture" in Canada, not only for his adaptation to the new Francophonie culture, but also for the bridge he builds between different communities, via the multidisciplinary art & cultural columns those he writes and illustrates for both Canadian and Chinese presses.

艺术家,时尚插画师,专栏作家

毕业于中国传媒大学及魁北克大学动画与多媒体专业。于加拿大获“杰出艺术家”称号及 “年度人物”提名,现旅居于蒙特利尔。

 

受多元文化影响,其创作以多方视角面对文化间的鸿沟,包括其原创卡通形象熊猫 Benda,以“文化使者”身份推敲东西文化异同,受海内外时尚品牌及文化机构青睐,合作包括 Dolce & Gabbana、Veuve Clicquot、微软 及 Make-A-Wish 儿童基金会等;个人专栏及时尚插画作品广泛发表于 时尚 COSMO、ELLE、 嘉人、时装 以及Métro 地铁日报等。

 

除绘画与写作,亦受加拿大各文化类节目邀请,以喜剧表演、访谈、烹饪等形式向西方介绍中国文化。
 

EXHIBITIONS⎜展览

“Shades of Montréal”(portraitures), Dawson Peace Centre (Montreal, Canada, 2018)


“Lanterne Chinoise”(installation), Plateau Mont-Royal (Montreal, Canada, 2013)


“BENDA x LvXiao“(installation), Tokyo Gallery + BTAP 東京畫廊 (Beijing, China, 2011)

“BENDA”(installation), Langham Place 朗豪坊 (Hong Kong, China, 2011)


“O”(animation short film), 29e Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Canada, 2010)


“BENDA”(photography, illustration, animation) L'Écart... lieu d'Art actuel (Rouyn-Noranda, Canada, 2009)


“Cheer” (mural), Chaoyang Stadium (Beijing, China, 2008)


“Dear Alma Mater” (oil painting), Guan Shanyue Art Museum (ShenZhen, China, 2000)

AWARDS⎜奖项

“Personality Arts & Culture”, Notable Awards – finalist (Canada, 2016)


“Personality 2009”, Forces Avenir – finalist (Canada, 2010)


“Artiste de la Relève”, Conseil de la culture de l’Abitibi (Canada, 2009)


“Prix Relève Desjardins”, Short film “Un Pick-up à Rouyn – Carnet de voyage de Liu Ben”,

  27e Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Canada, 2008)
    

“Best Interactive Artwork Award”, “BENDA”, 

  3rd Aniwow! International Animation Festival (China, 2008)

“Best Design Award“, Teresa Teng Foundation (Hong Kong, China, 2005)


“1st Prize of Painting“, National Competition “21st Century・Internet・Me” (China, 2000)

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