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Rovina Cai is an international award winning illustrator who works across a variety of genres. Her poetic imagery has served as book covers, and as interior art for magazines, novels and picture books. Always up for a challenge, her work has also found some unusual applications, like appearing in a video game promotion, and on illustrated scarves.

Evoking a sense of place and emotion is a hallmark of Rovina’s work. She has visited and lived in a number of countries throughout her life, and these experiences inform her work. She delights in creating intriguing images that make the viewer linger, hungry to know more.

Rovina graduated from the prestigious MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been recognised with gold awards from publications like Spectrum Fantastic Art, and been accepted into juried competitions like the Society of Illustrators annual.

In her spare time, Rovina likes to daydream about the many cats she will adopt one day in her ambition to become a crazy cat lady. She currently works out of a cozy studio in an old convent building in Melbourne, Australia.

Selected Clients

Penguin Random House, Tor.com, The Folio Society, Walker Books, Black Dragon Press, Riot Games, Amazon Publishing, Little Hare Books

Selected Group Shows

2017 – Guillermo del Toro Inspirations Show,
Copro Gallery, Santa Monica CA
2016 – A Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Tribute Exhibition,
Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles CA
2016 – Point of Vision: Women in Fantasy Art,
Society of Illustrators New York, NY
2016 – Dream Covers, Krab Jab Studio, Seattle WA
2014 – Temple of Art, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles CA

Recognition

Awards:
2016 – Spectrum 23: Gold in Book category
2015 – Spectrum 22: Gold in Institutional category
2015 – Illustrators Australia: Gold in Book category

Nominated for:
2017 Chesley Award, Best Interior Illustration
2016 – Chesley Award, Best Monchrome Work, Best Product Illustration

Artwork accepted into:
Society of Illustrators NY 58, 57, 58
Spectrum 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
American Illustration 32
Communication Arts 54