Tao Nyeuao Nyeu grew up in Niskayuna, New York, a town whose name means "Flowing Fields of Corn." She earned a BFA from Cornell University and moved to New York City to live life as a graphic designer. As it turns out, drawing is more fun so she waved goodbye to the design world to attend the School of Visual Arts' MFA Illustration program. She graduated in 2007 with a special interest in silkscreening and etching.

Her first picture book, Wonder Bear (Dial Books / Penguin, 2008) was awarded the Society of Illustrators’ Founders Award. Her second book, Bunny Days (Dial Books / Penguin, 2010), was an Ezra Jack Keats Best New Illustrator winner. She is honored to be in the company of artists she admires in the book Manners Mash-Up: A Goofy Guide to Good Behavior (Dial Books / Penguin, 2011) and Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists (First Second, 2012). Her latest book is Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always (Dial Books / Penguin, 2012).

Tao lives in sunny California and enjoys the company of fruits and flowers.

Tao Nyeu is represented by Holly McGhee.
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