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Ben Liu, portrait of artist, fashion illustrator selfportrait. montreal artist


"Best Canadian Illustrators"

- DrawADot.


"A Bridge between Cultures"

- Journal Métro


"Top illustrators in China"

- 精品购物指南 MONDAY


"Dare to go beyond any cultural boundaries"

- Forces Avenir


Artist, fashion 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.



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 Louis Vuitton、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。


  • "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 香港朗豪坊 (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 深圳關山月美術館 (ShenZhen, China, 2000)


  • "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)
  • "Grand Prix of Painting", National Competition “21st Century・Internet・Me" (China, 2000)