kowei is born on May 26th, 1984 in Taipei, Taiwan. kowei's work is warm, imaginative, and has an almost babyish yet intriguing style; he is also constantly exploring new possibilities. kowei received master degree from the Institute of Fashion and Communications Design at Shih-chien University. He is an illustrator, writer, teacher and also a dream catcher. His favorite sport is art, and his deepest belief is to always stay true to oneself. Inspired by chameleon, kowei is dedicated to creating artworks that showcase the spirit of "kowei" in diverse styles and forms.

books
2005《The Invisible Light》(Locus Publishing Company)
2008《Miracles in a Masquerade》(Locus Publishing Company)
2011《First Love Fairy Tale ~Toma & Choco~》 (Sharp Point Publishing Group)

awards
2005 The Cover design for X-FUNS Magazine won  "The Most-popular Award" of "X FUNS: 04-05 X-CUP Design Awards"
2006《The Invisible Light》won "Selected Junior-high Must-read" from the Government Information Office of Taiwan
2011《First Love Fairy Tale ~Toma & Choco~》ranked #4 on "Leisure Illustrated-book Ranking" from Books.com.tw
2012《First Love Fairy Tale ~Toma & Choco~》nominated for "The 36th Golden Tripod Awards for Publications"

 

 

exhibitions
2006 Graduation exhibition《TIME FLOW》at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Department Store
2009 Group exhibition at King Car Originality Exhibition
2009 Web exhibition《
hi! 5》(Collaborated with fans all over the world from Taiwan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, U.S., and Germany, to jointly create the 5th anniversary Web exhibition for kowei's official website.)
2010 Outstanding Alumnus Art Exhibition at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School
2010 The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2010
2011 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2011
2011 Young Art Taipei 2011

2011 Art Expo Malaysia 2011
2011 The 6th China Beijing International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo
2011 Solo exhibition《To dream upon a star...☆》with Starbucks
2012-2013 Group exhibition at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Department Store
2015 Exhibition at Chop Chop Restaurant, Uni-President Hankyu Department Store

 

 

clients
Vogue Taiwan, Elle Taiwan, Starbucks, I-Mei Foods, Uni-President, HTC, Taiwan Mobile, Sogo Taichung Department Store, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Department Store, Taiwan Designers' Week, Department of Information and Tourism in Taipei, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (Taipei Metro), Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, National 228 Memorial Museum, Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (TELDAP), Rotary Club of Taipei, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu City, Life Conservationist Association, Shiseido, Origins, Triumph, Monsoon, Dentsu K, Integrated Digital Technologies, Inc. (IDTI), E.G.-Sain, Matsusei, Eslite Bookstore, The Liberty Times, Unitas: A Literary Monthly, MonMon Monthly, Niusnews, The News Lens, Chop Chop Specialty Cuisine & Gourmet Snack, and Audrey's Chocolate.

 

 

Since 2013, kowei has held courses called "Creative Thinking", "How To Make An Illustrated Book" and several workshops at Ming Chuan University, MCU, and a workshop at National Chiao Tung University, NCTU. He's also being the guest judge of National Taiwan University of Arts, NTUA from 2014 to 2015. kowei has also held a web channel named《koko channel》, sharing life and amusing thoughts by short films.  He's one of the most versatile creators in the new generation. kowei is currently writing columns for The Liberty Times, The News Lens and Vogue Taiwan.

He's now working on new book《Cosmic Lovers》at his home in Taipei.

contact : kowei@kowei-net.com

 

 
 
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