MDes Graphics/​Illustration/​Photography School of Design

Rena Chen

I am an illustrator and communication designer, with experience of living in Canada and the UK. I draw inspiration from my personal experience of engaging with the world as a source of inspiration. I am interested in graphic approaches and complex patterns and find great satisfaction in intricate details in my illustrations.


Behind the Scars

Behind the Scars

‘Behind the Scars’ is a project which explores the stories behind how Chinese treasures
in the British Museum.

These Chinese artifacts have been destroyed and transported around the world for various political and economic reasons.

Printmaking was used as a means to communicate the treatment of theses artifacts both conceptually and physically. ‘Behind the Scars’ reveals the cultural appropriation of these artefacts and the stories that lie behind them.

Buddha statue

Dragon tiles

Dragon tiles



Glasgow Impressions