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  • AOI (association of illustration) award - Finalist (2015)

  • Spikes Advertising award - Bronze (2014)

  • Cannes Lions award - Finalist (2014)

  • Adstar award - Finalist (2015)

  • Imagine FX - 2014



  • Doctor of Philosophy - School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2019)

  • Master of Arts (Illustration) - Edinburgh College of Art (2011)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Communication) - School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2009)



Joint Exhibition  - ZideanArt Photography Exhibition

December 2005 | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Book show & presentation - Dover Children’s Bookfair

June 2009 | Singapore


Joint Exhibition  - Party of tomorrow

July 2009 | Singapore


Joint Exhibition  - Literally

November 2010 | Edinburgh, U.K


Joint Exhibition - Two in a bush!

February 2011 | Edinburgh, U.K


Joint Exhibition - In an Old Attic

July 2011 | Edinburgh, U.K


Joint Exhibition  - Christmas art show

December 2011 | Edinburgh, U.K


Joint Exhibition - Blossom

March 2012 | Milton Keynes, U.K


Joint Digital Painting Exhibition - Digi-Daub

June 2013 | Singapore


Artist feature and interview - Imagine FX Magazine

March 2014

Advertising Festival Exhibition - Cannes Lions

June 2014 | Cannes, France


Advertising Festival Exhibition - Spikes Asia Advertising Award

May 2015 | London, U.K


Advertising Festival Exhibition - Adstar Award

August 2015 | Korea


Turine Tran, a Vietnamese born artist, takes inspiration from children, companionship, nature, and her short but happy childhood. Through nostalgic, dreamy images, Turine loves to invite children and adult-alike, to a world where a tiny wildflower could become a fantastic wonder. ​ Turine Tran was born and grew up in Saigon, Vietnam.


After beginning her art study in 2001, she pursued her life-long passion with illustration through a fantastic journey that led from her hometown to Singapore; then a couple of years later, from Singapore to Paris. After that, she went from Paris to the city of Edinburgh, where she obtained a Masters of Art degree in Illustration from the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art. She then came back to Singapore to expand her research in visual storytelling and earned a p.hD in the field.


Accomplished in both traditional studio practice and digital media, her art often incorporates hand rendering and digital painting.  A multi-award-winning artist, Turine constantly explores new aspects of digital art to create rich textures, which partly set a whimsical mood to her work.


Currently, besides making books to delight children and adults alike, Turine teaches illustration and visual narratives while learning cooking and gardening. She lives in Saigon, Vietnam, with her 2 dogs.


  • Quarto Publishing U.S

  • Saatchi&Saatchi Italy

  • Harper Collins U.K

  • Sadlier U.S

  • Calisto Publishing U.S

  • Coop Switzerland

  • TC Transcontinental Canada

  • Scholastic U.S

  • Pulse Marketing Australia

  • Feast Creative U.K

  • Dream Keeper Books U.K

  • Oxford University Press U.S

  • National Geographic U.S

  • River Tree Productions U.K

  • Leo Burnett Vietnam

  • Crayola Vietnam

  • Zizzi U.K

  • Anthem World Wide U.S

  • Source Books U.S


Joint Exhibition - Association of Illustration Award Exhibition

May 2015 | London, U.K

Solo exhibition & artist presentation  - Saigon Art Talk

June 2015 | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Conference presentation & paper - Society of Animation Singapore

April 2016 | Singapore

Exhibition - ADM Animation & Illustration

March 2016 | Singapore

Conference presentation & paper

Animation & Philosophy Symposium | Stuttgart Film Festival

April 2018 | Stuttgart, Germany

Guest lecture

Illustration for Advertising

March 2018 | School of Art, Design & Media | Singapore

Conference presentation & paper

Confia International Festival of Animation & Illustration

July 2018 | Esposende, Portugal

Guest lecture  - Fantasy Comics in Asia

September 2018 | School of Art, Design & Media | Singapore

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