Tianjian Qu is a professional illustrator who is attending graduate school at the Pratt Institute. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Sequential Art. She was born in China from an art family. Her mother is an artist who does traditional Chinese painting, and her father is an art professor also an art historian who teaches in Shandong University of Art in China. She started drawing when she was in kindergarten, and she won many national awards by the time she was in middle school. Later she was an art editor for her high school magazine. She came to the United States in 2013 as an exchange student. Currently, she is working in Atlanta, GA. Her style was influenced a lot by traditional Asian art. She loves to gather inspiration from both daily life and traditional stories. She combines them together and presents them into her work. She is interested in all kinds of illustration such as packaging design and editorial illustration.
About Deamland Fantasy
This project is a series of digital illustrations based on the theme of human dreams and the unconscious. The drawings' contents emerge from the recording, analysis, and reorganization of daily dreams. Through collecting dream fragments, a surrealist dream world is recreated, separating the viewer from the real world.