Ya Gao
Chinese Style Parents

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
After graduating from my university, I became an art teacher at a children's art training institution. I found that some Chinese parents have some problems in educating their children: mechanical education, mental numbness and no creativity. I want to let more people realize some of the shortcomings of education through my works and help children grow better.

How was the illustration used:
Works for exhibition.

How did you make this work:
Through interviewing and researching my students and colleagues, I understand the educational problems encountered in the growth of people of different eras and some suggestions for the development of education, organize and classify the research content, and create the current works. The work is a combination of watercolor on paper and digital painting.

Social Media:

Goldsmiths, University of London.
MA Children's Book Illustration.

Currently Based:
UK, London

Ya Gao, from China. Graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor's degree in watercolor. After graduation, she taught children's watercolor, Chinese painting, and sketch as an art teacher. She is currently a postgraduate student at Goldsmiths, University of London, studying Children's Book Illustration. She loves children and hopes her work can help more children.