Sophia Hotung is a Eurasian writer and illustrator from Hong Kong. Originally a tech analyst and product manager, she pivoted to writing and illustrating in 2021 when her autoimmune diseases made it impossible to continue her corporate career.
Sophia is the artist behind The Hong Konger collection, which has been exhibited at Soho House, Eaton Hong Kong, the Wild Lot, Oi Ling Antiques, Young Soy Gallery, and Art Next Expo.
Her book, The Hong Konger Anthology is available across bookstores in Hong Kong and sold out its first print run in three weeks, becoming Bookazine’s Book of the Week during the 2021 winter holiday season.
This summer, Sophia will be publishing her first chapter book under K11 ARTUS as their artist-in-residence, co-creating her first NFT drop with Sophia the Robot from Hanson Robotics in support of The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong, and debuting The Hong Konger at the Affordable Art Fair with Young Soy Gallery.
Sophia leverages her art and writing to advocate for and represent the intersectionality of gender and chronic illness, specifically at work. She also offers courses and coaching on getting creative projects off the ground and writes the NSFW blog, where she explores what it means to earn a living when you're "not shaped for work".