Junli Song is an artist and storyteller with a rather unusual background, having previously studied economics and international development at the University of Chicago and then the University of Oxford, respectively. However, her love of art and books soon led her back to the creative path, and she completed the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in 2018.
During the course of her master’s programme, Junli was introduced to printmaking, and she soon developed an obsession with screen print, colour palettes, patterns, and beautiful paper. Following her completion of the MA, Junli continued to pursue her love of screen printing through a fellowship at Spudnik Press, a printmaking collective in her hometown of Chicago. She is currently exploring storytelling in many guises, including traditional illustration, alternative book forms, and fine art prints.