Bridging the Gap: New Illustrations from Victo Ngai

The lovely illustrations of Victo Ngai bridge the gap between classic chinese art and modern publishing in the western world. Perhaps that’s because her life has bridged that gap as well. Born in Hong Kong and now residing in New York, as she puts it “‘Victo’ is not a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria – a leftover from the British colonization.”

The Multi-Cultural Illustrations of Victo Ngai

As her diverse artwork brilliantly reflects, Victo Ngai is an illustrator of many cultural backgrounds. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she attended a British kindergarten and speaks Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese), English and Japanese. She later attended Rhode Island School of Design. See more of her unique work at