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Rongyuan Ma

Providence-Based Illustrator Rongyuan Ma is originally from China. She is a graduate of the Children's Book Illustration Certificate Program at Rhode Island School of Design, an elected member of Art League of Rhode Island, and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


She has won a series of awards that include 3x3 Contemporary Magazine (Bronze Medal), Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (Gold Award), China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award (Gold Medal), Winner of Ann Barrow Scholarship, and Finalist of Art Idol Figure Design Competition. Her works also have received accolades from institutions/organizations such as the Artist's Magazine, Danforth Museum of Art, and SCBWI.


Rongyuan has published two picture books in the U.S., one of which was collaborated with her husband where he wrote while she illustrated. She currently resides in New England with her husband and their baby girl.

Award :

SCBWI Bologna Illustration Gallery Award, Winner, New York, NY, 2016


Artist's Magazine All-Media Competition, Honorable Mention, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2015


Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Gold Award, Los Angeles, CA, 2015


China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award, Gold Medal, 

GuangZhou, GuangDong Province, China, 2015


3x3 International Illustration Show, Bronze Award, Framingham, MA, 2015


NE-SCBWI Annual Conference, Winner of the Ann Barrow Illustrator's Scholarship,

Springfield, MA, 2015


Picture This!, Danforth Museum of Art Annual Children’s Illustration Juried Exhibition, Third Price, Framingham, MA, 2013


Audubon Rhode Island, Honorable Mention, 2013


Art Idol Figure Design, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, HongKong, Mention, 2013


Earth Day Photo Contest, Honorable Mention, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 2013





The Artist's Magazine, featured in the July-August 2016 issue, 2016


3x3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration No.12, Annual Magazine, 2016


What's the Color of Winter?, Picture book, TX, 2014


Tooth Fairy Trouble, Picture Book,  TX, 2013


Little Rhody for Two, Comic Series, True Color Magazine, Shanghai, CHINA, 2011-2013


Ma shu-fen the Cat, Comic Series, Comic Fans Story100 Magazine, Guangzhou, CHINA, 2004-2005


Photoshop & Painter Tutorial for Cartoon Comics Creation, Co-AuthorBeijing, CHINA, 2003


YOUNG- Archives for China’s New Cartoonists, Vol. II, Co-AuthorBeijing, CHINA, 2000



Illustrator’s Portfolio Showcase, SCBWI, New York, NY, 2016


Illustration West 54 Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA, 2015


Arts Connect at Catamount Art, Catamount Arts Gallery Juried Show, St. Johnsbury, VT, 2015


Picture This! Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2015


Featured Artist, Providence Rink, Providence, RI, 2013-2014


Illustrator’s Portfolio Showcase, SCBWI, New York, NY, 2013


Picture This!, Danforth Art, Framingham, MA, 2013


Multiplicity, Imperial Gallery, Providence, RI, 2013


Chromatic(Acrylic), Imperial Gallery, Providence, RI, 2013


Cat Show(Come to Mama!), Community College of Rhode Island Knight Gallery, Warwick, RI, 2012




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