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Oliver Sin

Visiting Instructor

Oliver Sin

Oliver Sin is an alumnus of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, where he earned a BFA in Illustration. After graduating in 1996, Oliver began his art career as a computer game concept artist at LucasArts. Since 2001, he has returned to his school to serve as an art professor for the School of Fine Arts and 2D Animation and he has over 23 years of professional teaching experience.

Oliver has been passionate about art since he was a child, starting to draw at the age of three. Portraiture has always been his favorite form of expression, which he continues to practice both as an art professor and as a hobby. In 2019, Oliver published his first art book, "Drawing the Head for Artists." The Spanish, Dutch, and German versions of the book were released in 2020. His first educational step-by-step DVD, "Portrait Drawing Simplified," was published by Streamline Publishing in April 2022.

Oliver's work has received significant recognition. Two of his portraits were commissioned and featured on the cover of Time Magazine as part of their "100 Women of the Year" project in the March 2020 issue. Additionally, his vine charcoal portrait drawing of his dad won First Place in Drawing at the Portrait Society of America International Art Competition in 2021. For his consistent achievements and excellence in fine art portraiture, Oliver earned "Signature Status" with the Portrait Society of America in 2022 and he has served as a faculty for the Portrait Society of America since 2023.

Samples of art can be reviewed at:


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