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“MOU“ is the Japanese pronunciation of “Mao“. I love this word.

Art Director, Illustrator, Motion Designer


Shengyun Mao, also known as AMAO, is a multifaceted artist based in Shanghai. She graduated from Osaka University of Arts with a Art & Design Master degree and worked for a production company in Tokyo. After seven years of working and living in Japan, she returned to China and founded MOU her design studio, focusing on illustration, motion design and art direction. Her illustrations and animations look at reality, capturing the essence of contemporaneity with a voyeuristic gaze, but always with a touch of fantasy and liveliness that sets her apart.


AMAO经常从生活环境中获得灵感,作品包括插画、动态设计和 VR 作品。她的风格多彩而有趣。她的插图和动画着眼于现实,以窥视的目光捕捉当代的本质,但总是带有一丝幻想和活力,使她与众不同。


Khabarovsk International Animation Film Festival "Animur"/Russia/2023 "Feinaki 2021 Beijing Animation Week" Exhibition Unit /Beijing/2021
" Feinaki 2020 Beijing Animation Week" Paradise Lost Unit /Beijing/2020
"Please Insert Human: Shanghai” VR Art Exhibition/Shanghai/2019
"The Shanghairen" Illustration Group Exhibition/Shanghai/2019
"18 Moments About Love" Solo Exhibition /Suzhou/2017
Animated Short Film Unit of CULT Culture and Art Exhibition/Shanghai/2016
Shanghai International Arts Festival Youth Creative Week "Transmedia Art" /Shanghai/2016
Beijing International Design Week Dashilan Exhibition Area "Moments of Love" Solo Exhibition /Beijing/2016
"Heart·Words" Group Exhibition /Shanghai/2015
Beijing College Student Film Festival /Beijing/2011


Feinaki 2023 Beijing Animation Week, Gif animation, Nomination
2022 Hiii Illustration International Competition, Commercial, Merit Award iJUNGLE Illustration Awards 2022, Editorial, Merit Award
2021 Hiii Illustration International Competition, Commercial, Merit Award
2021 Hiii Illustration International Competition, Uncommissioned, Nomination

Please Insert Human Shanghai 
Sixth Tone 
It’s Nice That



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