Sally Chen (they/she/he) is a queer, non-binary, second-generation Chinese (specifically Taishanese!) American multidisciplinary artist who’s born, raised, & based in Brooklyn, NYC. They graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration and Psychology minor in 2022.

Through their work, they seek to create joy, laughter, instill softness, and maintain resiliency as often in a world that often feels too tough to be in. Whether this takes the form of whimsical, textured, and immersive illustrations awash with poetry, sculptural pieces, or silly animations, it’s important to them to create work that speaks to their identity and culture whilst uplifting those around them.


☆ MIST NY 2016 - Graphic Design (1st) Race Against Time
☆ MIST NY 2017 - Graphic Design (1st) Beauty in Imperfection
☆ MIST Nationals 2017 - Graphic Design (1st) Beauty in Imperfection
☆ MIST NY 2018 - Graphic Design (2nd) Valor in Mercy

☆ OCA-NY Hate Crimes Prevention Contest 2017 (2nd) Everyone's blood is red, let’s stop the bleeding.
︎︎︎Exhibited in the Museum of Chinese in America from August 2017 - February 2018

☆ I Wish... — Children’s Book Submission for Diverse Minds 2018 (2nd, NY)
︎︎︎Illustrated and directed an original children’s book on diversity, tolerance, and acceptance.

☆ LCC Theatre's Re: Model Gallery 2021
☆ Parsons Printmaking and Book Arts Showcase 2021
☆ Parsons School of Design, BFA Illustration 2022 Senior Showcase, May 2022
☆ La Mama Galleria, The Fool Volk Showcase, August 2022
☆ The Brick Aux Gallery, Asian Americana: Comfort, May 2023 - June 2023


Sally minutes before demolishing ebi curry, colorized, 2022.


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