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 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.
Penguin Random House, Tor.com, The Folio Society, Walker Books, Riot Games, Amazon Publishing, Vertigo Comics, Black Dragon Press
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
2018 – Children’s Book Council of Australia, Crichton Award
2016 – Spectrum 23: Gold in Book category
2015 – Spectrum 22: Gold in Institutional category
2015 – Illustrators Australia: Gold in Book category
2018 – Aurealis Award, Best Illustrated Work
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, 25
American Illustration 32
Communication Arts 54