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 the Affordable Art Fair, 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.
In August, Sophia exhibited The Hong Konger collection at The Affordable Art Fair with Young Soy Gallery, showcased The Hong Konger Wall mural, and hosted a Make Your Own Hong Konger workshop for the Fair's opening night.
In October, she will be publishing her first children's mystery chapter book under K11 ARTUS as their artist-in-residence, debuting at the Digital Art Fair Asia in support of The Women's Foundation Hong Kong, and launching a new line of products with the Lion Rock Press. Stay tuned for more.
Sophia leverages her art and writing to advocate for and represent the intersectionality of gender and chronic illness, specifically at work. She also regularly answers anonymous questions about work, art, and chronic illness on her blog, which explores what it means to earn a living as a chronically ill entrepreneur.