Wendi Chen (陈文嘉) is a multidisciplinary problem solver who creates artwork for video games, children's media, comics, galleries, and advertising. Born in Beijing and raised in Metro Detroit, she eventually settled in Seattle to work as a game artist. She currently sells her art at the historic Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, where she sets up shop 3-5 times a week among a bevy of eclectic farmers and artisans. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, running, hiking, playing the piano, and being by the ocean.
Wendi regularly exhibits her work in art galleries and comic conventions across the country, due to her insatiable desire to be busy and sleep-deprived at all times. For details on upcoming shows and convention schedules, refer to the Events page.
KidPLACE Exhibit + Family Fun Day Aug. 15, 2015 - Wing Luke Museum, Seattle WA
VanCAF 2015 May 23-24, 2015 - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC
Sakura-Con 2015 April 3-5, 2015 - Exhibitor's Booth #709, Seattle WA
Emerald City Comic Con 2015 March 27-29, 2015 - Exhibitor's Booth #502, Seattle WA
Akira Toriyama / Dragonball Tribute Show Nov. 15, 2014 - Q Pop Shop, Los Angeles CA
Fremont Monster Show Nov. 7-20, 2014 - Stone Way Cafe, Seattle WA
Geek Girl Con Oct. 11-12, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #104, Seattle WA
Rose City Comic Con Sept. 20-21, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #1310, Portland OR
Steven Universe / Adventure Time Exhibition Aug. 9-31, 2014 - Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra CA
Local Color: Art Showcase Jun. 14 - Oct. 15, 2014 - Local Color Art & Coffee, Seattle WA
Emerald City Comic Con 2014 March 28-30, 2014 - Exhibitor's Booth #502, Seattle WA
Bemis Spring Art Show 2014 March 22-23, 2014 - Bemis Art Building, Seattle WA
Great Personality Exhibition + Game Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2014 - Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN
Hayao Miyazaki Tribute Show Jan. 10 - Feb. 10, 2014 - Urban Light Studios - Seattle WA
Rolemodels Exhibition Oct. 24 - Nov. 30, 2013 - Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN
Dreamworks Animation Fine Art
Wing Luke Museum
Skills & Specialties
Adobe Creative Cloud - Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. Familiar with Premiere and Audition.
Canon 5D Mark II / Lightroom CC - Professional portrait photographer of 5+ years.
HTML/CSS - Skilled at front-end web development adhering to W3C standards. Competent with many CMS tools, including Wordpress and Squarespace.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, no accent.
Promotional / Cover illustration
Character / Prop Design
UI / UX Design