Cori Nakamura Lin (she/her)

I am a Japanese//Taiwanese-American illustrator and designer specializing in culture-centered storytelling and radical information sharing. 

My work has been published in the LA Times, Eater Chicago, WBEZ Curious City Chicago, PBS Learning Media, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and has been featured on the History Channel. I am currently illustrating The Night Parade, my sister Jami Nakamura Lin’s forthcoming memoir-in-essays, set to release in 2023 from Mariner Books/HarperCollins.

I am inspired by cephalopods, visionary fiction, my own hunger, and the future generations of gosei/rokusei.

As an artist and community organizer, I am in solidarity with other communities of color to fight for Black and queer liberation, Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice, and the end of empire. My art roots Asian American folks in collective struggle, by visualizing marginalized narratives and illuminating concepts of abolition, community care, and generational curse-breaking. By pushing us to imagine future(s) beyond this current dimension, I make art that fuels action.


I am the recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board 2019 Cultural Community Partnership Grant, the Minnesota Regional Arts Council 2019 Community Arts Grant, 2018 Jerome Emerging Artist Tofte Lake Residency, and the CURA Artist Neighborhood Partnership Grant 2017-2018.