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Singapore-born, London-trained, MessyMsxi is the moniker artist Zi Xi came up with while she was at Central Saint Martins as her course mates and friends had difficulties pronouncing her distinctively Chinese name. With its alliterative ring, MessyMsxi is not only memorable, it also hints at Zi Xi’s belief that t… Read More
Singapore-born, London-trained, MessyMsxi is the moniker artist Zi Xi came up with while she was at Central Saint Martins as her course mates and friends had difficulties pronouncing her distinctively Chinese name. With its alliterative ring, MessyMsxi is not only memorable, it also hints at Zi Xi’s belief that the creative process is inherently messy, that the truest works spring from moments of spontaneity and inspiration.

Since graduating in 2009 with an honours degree in Graphic Design (Illustration Major), Zi Xi has gone on to carve out a reputation for herself as an illustrator. Her works have won her acclaim almost from the start. Zi Xi was conferred “New Talent of Year 2010” in the London International Creative Competition for her seminal series Ten Years of Work for Every Minute on Stage, and was voted “Best Illustrator 2010” by JUICE Magazine Singapore.

In 2013, she was winner of the “Most Inspiring Award” in the Great Women of Our Time 2013, an annual award by The Singapore Women’s Weekly that honours the achievements of the nation’s most inspiring women. In the same year, Zi Xi won “The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2013” for her illustrations in Where's Grandma?.

In recognition of her talent and unique style, Zi Xi has also been invited to work on numerous projects with collaborators as diverse as graphic designers, fashion labels and museums. In fact, her most recent accolade is a prestigious Gold from the Singapore Creative Circle Awards 2015 for her animation piece, dododo, commissioned by UNTITLED Japan.

Never one to stand still, Zi Xi constantly seeks new ways to express herself, exploring media and forms out of her comfort zone. Striving always for meaning in her work she pushes beyond the decorative into the narrative, be it a personal view of a subject close to her heart or an acute commentary on larger social issues.

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2005 Director’s List - Temasek Polytechnic, Visual Communication, Singapore

2005 Best Final Year Project - Temasek Polytechnic, Visual Communication, Singapore

2005 Best Of Design - Crowbar Awards, Singapore, Awarded for Teri’s Most Beautifuls

2005 Gold - Crowbar Awards, Singapore, Awarded for Teri’s Most Be… Read More
2005 Director’s List - Temasek Polytechnic, Visual Communication, Singapore

2005 Best Final Year Project - Temasek Polytechnic, Visual Communication, Singapore

2005 Best Of Design - Crowbar Awards, Singapore, Awarded for Teri’s Most Beautifuls

2005 Gold - Crowbar Awards, Singapore, Awarded for Teri’s Most Beautifuls

2005 Bronze - Crowbar Awards, Singapore, Awarded for Ten Feet Tall

2005 Merit - Young Asian Designer Award, Regional Category : Illustration

2006 Design Singapore Scholarship

2008 Finalist - D&AD Student Awards, London Awarded for An Effort Most Futile

2010 Winning Entry for Student Notebook Vol.1 Design, AlsOdoMinie, Singapore

2010 Highly Recommendation - 29th UOB Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore

2010 New Talent of the Year - London International Creative Competition, London
Category - Professional Illustration, Awarded for Ten Years of Work for Every Minute on Stage

2010 Voted Best Illustrator 2010, JUICE Magazine, Singapore

2011 Merit - Art Directors Club 90th Annual Awards 2011, New York, Award for The Design Society Journal #1

2013 The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2013

2013 ‘Most Inspiring Award’ of ‘Great Women of Our Times Awards 2013’ by Singapore Women‘s Weekly Magazine

2015 Gold – Creative Circle Awards, Animation & Illustration, dododo Animation for UNTITLED Japan Read Less
2005 DesignEDGE Idn Conference & Expo in collaboration with Fashion Designer, Jo Soh, Singapore

2005 Presentation at Rojak03, 3 Starlight Road, Singapore

2008 Under Construction, Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London

2009 Work In Progress, Central Saint Martins Illustration Gro… Read More
2005 DesignEDGE Idn Conference & Expo in collaboration with Fashion Designer, Jo Soh, Singapore

2005 Presentation at Rojak03, 3 Starlight Road, Singapore

2008 Under Construction, Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Exhibition, Truman Brewery, London

2009 Work In Progress, Central Saint Martins Illustration Group Exhibition, Colom Art Gallery, London

2009 Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition, OXO Bargehouse, London

2010 Little Drom Store, Singapore

2010 First Solo Exhibition, The Art Studio, Old School, Singapore

2010 The Substation, Notebook Vol. 1 - Begin, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

2010 Summer Showcase, Candid Arts Trust, London

2010 Campaign City : Life in Poster, Evil Empire, Singapore

2010 Made For Sam, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2011 PantoneMyArt, The Coffee Connoisseur, Singapore

2011 OH! OPEN HOUSE, with Evil Empire, Singapore

2011 Synaesthesia, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

2011 A Penny for Your Tot, Mint Museums of Toys, Singapore

2011 2011 Nixon Art Mosh, Old School, Singapore

2011 100 Friends, 100 Artists, The Coffee Connoisseur, Singapore

2012 The Art of Rebellion, Lorong 24A shophouses, Singapore

2012 Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival, Seoul, S. Korea

2012 100 Friends 100 Artists 100 Dreams, The Coffee Connoisseur, Singapore

2013 Campaign City, National Library Board, Singapore

2013 Sew Searching, by Yanda & Cookie Cutter, Singapore 2013 Hello, Shibuya Tokyo, Plaza Singapore, Singapore

2013 The Unusual Suspect, Madnest, Singapore

2014 The MightyJaxx Cookie Party, Frontrow, Singapore

2015 Out of Hand, Out of Mind, The Substation – Second Solo Exhibition

2016 Plastic Ocean, Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea, 8Q Singapore Art Museum

2017 Beauty in the Vernacular, Pandan Tea House, SingaPlural 2017 Read Less
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