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Yunroo is an illustrator and visual artist from Batu Pahat, Malaysia.

Since graduating from Middlesex University London in 2015, Yunroo has worked with major design and publishing agencies worldwide. Her colourful and humorous illustrations have proved popular with corporations and social organisations. This resulted in her illustrated children’s book “Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same” being shortlisted as Best Children's Book for both Singapore Book Awards 2017 and Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) 2017. It was also selected to represent Malaysia for Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava(BIB) in 2019.

Most of her works are influenced by her identity as a Chinese Malaysian, and her deep appreciation for local stories. Through story-telling, she hopes that she is able to help preserve her culture that is uniquely Malaysian.

For commissions, collaborations or just a lovely chat please email: yunroo.tan@gmail.com


🚀 1/3 of Meet The Kawan





SELECTED EXHIBITIONS



2022
Bad Taste: An Illustration Exhibition 
Lostgens’
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

The Power of Stories
Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya,
Putrajaya, Malaysia
(Part of 38th IBBY International Congress 2022)
  

2021
Pandora’s Box & The Tomb
Light Grey Art Lab
Minneapolis, US 

“Lights On” Virtual Projection Mapping
Georgetown Festival, Malaysia 

World Roulette
Light Grey Art Lab
Minneapolis, US 


2018
YAE Pitching, Exhibition & Graduation
Week 2018
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Voices & Resonance
Zhongjing Building, Johor, Malaysia
2017
Hey, I am Here
Alleylab Coffee, Johor, Malaysia

Make It Happen
Map IP, Johor, Malaysia


2016
Noise Festival
Capitol Piazza, Singapore

ARTY FARTY
5th Base Gallery, London, UK

Is This Your Card
The Regent, London, UK


2015
Launch
The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK


2011
Pameran Poskad
Viridian Art House, Singapore





SELECTED CLIENTS


MALAYSIA
Malaysiakini | Urbanscapes Festival | CLEO Magazine | JS Blinds

INTERNATIONAL
Epigram Books(Singapore) | NTUC Income(Singapore) | Industriall Global Union(Switzerland) | New Naratif(UK) | Stew Magazine(UK) | Sugoi Books(UK)





PUBLICATION



Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same 
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Epigram Books, Singapore
Available in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia under Scholastic Asia’s Imprint





EDUCATION



Make Art That Sells: My Toy Pitch(online course) by Lilla Rogers Studio | 2022
“Drawings and Tales” Illustration Workshop by Jesus Cisneros | 2020
Make Art That Sells: MBA by Lilla Rogers Studio | 2020
Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections For Home Décor (online course) by Lilla Rogers Studio | 2018
BA(Hons) in Illustration, Middlesex Univeristy London(partial scholarship) | 2015
Higher Diploma in Design Communication, LASALLE College of the Arts | 2012





FEATURED



Young illustrators, graphic designers continue surge into the art mainstream, The Sun | 2022
The fine line between being an illustrator and artist, BASKL | 2022
Should artists be caught up with social media likes?, Eksentrika | 2021
<十分钟一本书> 韵如推荐《我在伊朗长大》, Cityplus FM | 2021
<下班生活志> 本地设计师的文创红包封,好看又实用, Cityplus FM | 2021
Award winning illustrator, Yunroo, collabs on new book, The Fussy | 2016
1999 Magazine, Issue 2, Celebrating Creativity | 2016





ART RELATED MOVEMENT



Lecturer, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur | 2019-2021
Curator, Bad Taste: An Illustration Exhibition (as part of Meet The Kawan collective) | 2022
Forum Moderator, Staying Creative in an Ever-changing World (as part of Bad Taste: An Illustration Exhibition) | 2022
Invited Artist, Alir Cahaya Arts Festival | 2022
Invited Artist, Route to KL Bienalle 2020 | 2019
Residency Artist, National Art Gallery Malaysia (as part of Young Art Entrepreneur YAE!) | 2018
Guest Panel, Showcase Your Work@Make It Happen(as part of Urbanscapes Festival) | 2018
Exhibition Curator & Festival Producer, Batugether Arts Festival | 2015-2016
Invited Artist, Lakes Arts Festival Ltd. | 2015







































All work ⓒ Yunroo
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