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Wenting Li

Wenting Li is an illustrator in her last year at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) in Toronto. Born in Chengdu, China, she grew up in & around Toronto. When not making work, she can be found nose-deep in a book, exploring the city, or biking in the Don Valley.

Artistic Statement

My work is narrative based, and pursues lyricism and metaphor and diversity in representation. I’m fascinated by the intersection of language and image, analogue and digital, the mundane and the unfamiliar. I do a lot of drawing from life, trying to capture and reconfigure the expressive potential of the human body. Drawing feels like a natural extension how I think through a problem so making a lot of sketches feels essential when planning out a work. And I carry my sketchbook everywhere – on my commute, while waiting, while I go about my life. There is always something interesting happening in the everyday, to note down and incubate for later.


Illustration, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Mixed Media

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