Xinmei Liu
Shanghai Under Lockdown


Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Magazine or newspaper inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
This piece was created using combined analog and digital media. It was created to accompany an article in The New York Times titled "Has Shanghai Been Xinjianged?" about a draconian Covid lockdown in Shanghai.

Commissioner Name :
Minh Uong
Commissioner Company :
The New York Times

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Currently Based:
United States of America (USA)

Xinmei Liu was born in Shanghai, China, in 1993 and currently lives in the United States. As a freelance illustrator, she worked for clients like The New York Times, The New Yorker, NBC News, Foreign Policy, Amazon Publishing and others.