About
Michelle Ku is a Canadian artist with family roots in Hong Kong, currently based out of Calgary, Canada (Mohkinstsis). She's inspired by the mind-body-spirit connection, mysticism, IFS parts therapy, & childhood memories. Working in animation along with her painting practice, Michelle also loves creating murals and sculptures. She graduated with a bachelor's in graphic design from Central Saint Martins.
Contact: michellekukuinc@gmail.com






CV

clients & Past work experience
Cartoon Network, National Film Board of Canada, CBC Arts, Golden Wolf, 
FX Networks, Atomic Cartoons, Blink Ink, First Generation Films, Strange Beast

SELECT Exhibitions
Harman Projects - Red Envelope Show - New York, USA (2024)
Grey Studio LA - Spaceboi Custom Toy Show - Los Angeles, USA (2024)
WOW x WOW Gallery - Higher Frequencies Group Show (2023)

Giant Robot - Submerged Group Show - Los Angeles, USA (2023) 
Giant Robot - Fruits & Veggies Group Show - Los Angeles, USA (2023) 
BLK Gallery - Solo Show - New York, USA & Tokyo, Japan (2023)
Breadmkr - Solo Show - Calgary,
Canada (2023)
Giant Robot - Neko Group Show - Los Angeles, USA (2023) 
Giant Robot - Totoro Group Show - Los Angeles, USA (2022) 
Giant Robot - Post-it Group Show - Los Angeles, USA (2022)
Contemporary Calgary - BUMP Cinematheque Group Show - Calgary,
Canada (2022)
Giant Robot - Deep Forest Group Show - Los Angeles, USA (2022)


Residencies & Apprenticeships
National Film Board Of Canada - Hothouse 14 - Montreal, Canada (2023)
Stride Gallery - Summer Studio Residency - Calgary, Canada (2023)


awards & GRANTS
World Illustration Awards - Highly Commended, Professional Category (2023)
Calgary Arts Development - Artist Development Microgrant - Calgary, Canada (2023)
Calgary Arts Development - Individual Project Grant - Calgary, Canada (2023)

Calgary Arts Development - Artist Development Microgrant - Calgary, Canada (2022)
Calgary Arts Development - Individual Project Grant - Calgary, Canada (2022)


Press & Publications
CBC Arts - Looking cute, 2024! Check out CBC Arts' shiny new logo (2024)
National Film Board - Hothouse Considered: 6 Animators, 3 Months, 1 Minute (2023)
Pixiv - Vision's 2024 Illustrator's Book (2023)
Pixiv - Vision's 2023 Illustrator's Book (2022)

Education
Central Saint Martins - BA Graphic Design, Moving Image (2017)