b. 1986, HK.


My name is Jamilla Wu and I am a New York based illustrator that graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Other than drawing ideas in my sketchbook daily, I enjoy the bookbinding processes of handmade books and oftentimes will be enjoying the small things in life. My inspiration comes from observing animals, nature, Asian culture, Sunday comics, fairy tales and myths. The process of my work usually involves combining the elements of my inspiration with modern day life to create animal related illustrations.

group exhibitions:

2018 “SVA Holiday Market” Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2017 “Makers Market” Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2016 “The Garden Show” Lazy Susan Gallery, New York, NY
2016 “One Place Around the World” 5 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY
2015 “Mad Science” Raksasa Print Studio, KL, Malaysia
2015 “Printer’s Proof” Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY