Iris Lei was born in Beijing, China. She started painting and drawing from a young age, and received a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Iris works in both traditional and digital media: sometimes she likes to imitate the texture of pencil drawing and printmaking with digital tools. Her work has been featured in World Illustration Award, 3×3 Magazine, and Creative Quarterly. In her spare time, Iris enjoys going on road trips with her family and writing down things she observes, or visiting museums, antique shops, and zoos to get inspiration. Iris is currently pursuing her publishing dream, working as a freelance illustrator in Brooklyn, New York, with a roommate and a cat. Iris’s ultimate life goal is to keep an owl as a pet.
Download a PDF of the artist’s samples here: WPA Lei art samples