Drawing and Being Drawn by Emotions

  • DATE : 11/10/2022 11/10/2022
  • TIME : 14:00–15:00
  • VENUE : Online Event




Join Zoom Meeting: https://ed-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/87170222132

Meeting ID: 871 7022 2132

Passcode: Spotlight1


Artist Pei-Hsin CHO will share with the audience her process of creating comics, picture books and animations for multiple media. Her talk will guide us to her inner world full of emotion, sentiment, and passion behind her narrative imagery, and her journey working as an international illustrator and animator.


About the Speaker

Pei-Hsin CHO (卓霈欣) is a Taiwanese visual storyteller with a particular focus on illustration and animation.

Her work is narrative-based and revolves around sentimentalism and introspection. She combines traditional and digital mediums to depict a variety of inward feelings that attempt to transcribe subtle emotions into tangible and visually tactile images. Personal sentiments are always present in Cho’s atmospheric drawings, wrapped with rational narration to catalyze intimate subjective experiences and memory fragments. Her personal and commissioned works can be seen in many magazines, publications, and international film festivals.

As a London based-artist, Cho received a BFA in Animation from Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan in 2016, and an MA in Visual Communication/ illustration from Royal College of Art in 2019. Her work has been recognized by international illustration competitions, such as the World of Illustration Award, 3×3 Magazine, American Illustration, and many international film festivals. In 2021, her work ‘Crown Shyness‘ received the International Award for Illustration Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Fundación SM.



International Award for Illustration Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Fundación SM, Winner

Bologna Illustrators Exhibition – Winning Illustrator

Shopping Design Award, Taiwan Design BEST 100

World Illustration Awards, Longlisted

Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, Shortlisted

MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival, Honorable Mention


South Taiwan Film Festival, Rookie of the Year Award

American Illustration 39, Chosen Winner


World Illustration Awards, Shortlisted

Sheila Robinson Memorial Drawing Award, Winner


3×3 Magazine, Student Show Winners No.14, Merit

Creative Quarterly 48, professional illustration, Runner-Up


Windows of Formosa Film Festival, Taiwan, Award of WOFFF Picks


Festival Screenings & Exhibitions


Solo Exhibition at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy (upcoming)


MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival, Portugal

Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Slovak

Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary

Monstra Lisbon Animation Festival, Portugal

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany


Taoyuan International Illustration Exhibition, Taiwan

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), Estonia

South Taiwan Film Festival, Taiwan

Festival of Animation Berlin, Germany


World of Illustration Award Exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK

Royal College of Art Degree Show, London, UK

InShort Film Festival, Animated Realities, London, UK

Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show, London, UK


Guilty Pleasure, ASP4, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Dance of Life: Tales from Church Street, London, UK

The Reader, Tenderbooks, London, UK
The Self-Portrait for me and us – Onground gallery, Seoul, Korea

Ani Film Studio – King Car art and cultural centre, Taipei, Taiwan

Immerse Into Art, YZU, Taiwan


On-Site Artfest – On Side Visual, Expo Dome, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei National University of the Arts, Degree Show, Taipei, Taiwan

Anim!Arte International Student Animation Festival, Brazil

Windows of Formosa Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival, Mexico

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Dutch, Art lovers program

On-Site Artfest, Taipei, Taiwan

Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF), Korea

Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF), Taiwan

ANNY: Animation Nights New York, USAnimex Awards, UK InShort Film Festival, UK