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Bianca Ng (she/her) is a Chinese American visual storyteller and facilitator, creating brave spaces for BIPOC folx to affirm their intersectional identities and creative voices.

She began her career in NYC as a designer working at an award-winning branding studio and a fortune 500 company before becoming the Creative Director for The Cosmos, an intentional online & offline community for Asian womxn. With The Cosmos, she helped produce the first large-scale summit and curated marketplace celebrating local Asian womxn artists, brands, and small businesses in the tri-state area.

Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club and featured in People of Craft, Ladies, Wine & Design, and more. 

In 2015, Bianca pursued her first personal project, 100 Days of Better Conversations, where she illustrated 100 conversations with strangers and friends. In 2017, she founded Take Up Space, a visual storytelling project that celebrated everyday female voices during Women's History Month. In 2018, Take Up Space evolved into talks, workshops, and a sold-out interactive art event.

In 2019, after paying off her student loans, she took a seven-month creative sabbatical Couchsurfing in Japan and WWOOFing in New Zealand. Through these personal pursuits, she realized her passion is in the intersections of creativity, community, and collective liberation.

Currently, Bianca is developing an artist residency for BIPOC folx. She is committed to building a supportive, creative community for marginalized folx to connect, question, and heal.

You can find her oversharing about the creative process, mental health, identity, and all the feels on Instagram @bng.design

To book Bianca for branding projects, art commissions, workshops, or collaborations contact here. She's opened to freelance and fulltime opportunities. 

Photos taken by Demi Vera and Jamie Miki.

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b. Edison, NJ
Working and living NJ

Education
2016    The University of Michigan, BFA in Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
2015    Central Saint Martins, Integrated Abroad, London, UK

Recognition
2016    The Type Directors Club, Certificate of Excellence
2015    Honorable Mention, Stamps Undergrad Juried Exhibition
2015    The Arts at Michigan Student Mini-Grant

Solo Exhibitions
2019    Before I looked, now I see, Almost Perfect, Tokyo, JP
2018    Defying Dualities, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibitions
2018    Women’s Art Collective Artist Showcase, Theaterlab, New York, NY
2018    Womankind Art Exhibit, One Art Space, New York, NY
2018    Art of Survival, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017    Stamps Alumni Juried Exhibition, Stamps Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2016    Mind Your Head, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2015    Stamps Undergrad Juried Exhibition, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Artist Residency
2019    Almost Perfect Residency, Tokyo, JP
2018    The Seventh Wave Rhinebeck Residency, Rhinebeck, NY

Workshops/Events
2019    Organizer/Co-facilitator, Asian Womxn Rage: A Zine Making Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
2019    Organizer, The Cosmos’ New Year Market featuring Asian women creators, Brooklyn, NY
2018    Facilitator, The Cosmos NY Retreat, Creators Studio: Visual Storytelling Workshop, Catskills, NY
2018    Co-facilitator, A Zine Making Workshop with Femme Mâché & Take Up Space, Brooklyn, NY
2018    Organizer/Facilitator, Defying Dualities: An evening of female art and conversation, Brooklyn, NY
2018    Co-facilitator, Gendered Contradictions Dinner, Brooklyn, NY

Speaking
2018    #TDKTuesdays: the creative process behind Take Up Space, New York, NY
2018    NYC Salon #67: Power of Passion Projects & Taking Up Space, New York, NY
2018    Friends Work Here Happy Hour, Brooklyn, NY

Interviews/Press/Publications
2019    Interview with Ladies, Wine & Design by Jessica Walsh
2018    Feature on People of Craft by Amélie Lamont & Timothy Goodman
2018    “Waiting for Us” by Cassandra Lam and Karen Mok, Issue 2: Light & Dark, Slant’d Media
2018    “It’s me, Mom.” by Bianca Ng, Issue 8: Power And, The Seventh Wave
2018    “people making cool things: bianca ng” by Molly Mary O’Brien
2018    “Bianca Ng on art, womanhood, and defying contradictions” by Chery Sutjahjo, The Slant
2017    “A-Magazine: Winter 2018”, Argonaut

Related Work
2018    Creative Director, The Cosmos
2018    Member, THRIVE art studio mastermind
2017    Founder, Take Up Space
2017    New York City host, The Design Kids
2016    Designer, Alfalfa Studio

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