Me as a 1st grader in China, shortly before immigrating to the U.S.!

 

About

Hi! My name is Qing Zhuang ("ching juang"). 

For as long as I can remember, I have been a dreamer and lover of art and stories. I am deeply moved by life and worlds both mundane and fantastic. 

Today, I work to hone and expand my work as a children's book illustrator and elementary educator in New York City. I am inspired by art from around the world and have a soft spot for folk dolls and puppets.

I earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Art in Teaching from School of Visual Arts, New York.

I have been to China, Japan, Mexico and France and hope to explore more of our beautiful world. 

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy my work!