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J. Jie Li

Hometown: Hang Zhou and New York

Based in: New York

J. (Jie) Li is a contemporary artist based in New York. She is a Signature member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and a Signature member of the American Artists Professional League. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, she worked as a Fashion designer and Consultant before returning to fine art. Since then, her works have exhibited internationally and won numerous awards. Also, her works are in several private and public collections, including Consulate General of Japan, and the Albacete Provincial Council of Spain. J. Li expresses love, hate, and desire as rooted within the depths of human nature. Such expression is achieved by overlapping figuration and abstraction in her paintings, using the natural changes and disasters that occur in her landscapes as metaphors for human emotions and sensibility. J, Li’s artistic thoughts are deeply influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy theory, Zen and Daoism.

J. Li primarily works with watercolor. Yet, as visible in artworks from her collections, she challenges the conventional views of this medium. In her paintings, the medium is not so transparent, not so spontaneous in some parts, and not so ‘watercolor’ anymore. The brush strokes are delicate, sensitive and sharp; the essence of Chinese calligraphy is reflected in her works. In order to strengthen the persuasiveness and appeal of the work, J. Li added mixed media on the basis of watercolor.

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J. Jie Li In The Studio

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More About J. Jie Li

Question IconWhat inspires you?

My work is deeply influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy theory, Zen and Daoism.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Hihgly atmospheric, delicate and sharp

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Water and brush


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Credentials

Education

Parsons School of Design

United States of America, 2003

Awards

Greg G. Thielen Memorial Cash Award

2023

WaterWorks Art Museum 3rd Place winner

2023

First Place Winner-Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s

2023

ARTBOXY Artist Sponsorship within the Thomson Art Prize

2022

Singulart – Top 22 Artists to Watch in 2022

2022

Salmagundi “Cityscapes” Open Exhibition – 3rd Prize winner

2021

National Juried Exhibition, “Adrift” – Best in show winner

2021

Uig Open 2020 – Winner of the Public Choice Art Prize

2020

Art of Innovation Art Contest – Second Place winner

2020

Art of Innovation Art Contest – First Place winner

2020

Lowe House Exhibition – First Place winner

2020

Sunny Art Prize-International Artist Residency Programme

2019

Exhibitions

Nicoleta Gallery, Berlin

Germany, 2024

Andie Art Gallery, Athen

Greece, 2024

Watercolor USA 2024/Springfield Art Museum

United States of America, 2024

Shortlisted for RA Summer Exhibition 2024, hosted by The Royal Academy of Arts, London

United Kingdom, 2024

San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild International Spring Exhibition

United States of America, 2024

A live demonstration of J. (Jie) Li's watercolor techniques/the La Asunción Cultural Center/Albacete Provincial Council

Spain, 2024

Solo Exhibition 'Behind the appearance' hosted by the La Asunción Cultural Center, organized by the Albacete Provincial Council

Spain, 2024

Yellowstone Art Museum-Yellowstone Art Auction 56 and Exhibition

United States of America, 2024

Andakulova Gallery, Dubai

United Arab Emirates, 2024

Yellowstone Gateway Museum-Celebrating Yellowstone Exhibition

United States of America, 2023

Springfield Art Museum-Watercolor USA 2023

United States of America, 2023

Solo exhibition “Behind the Appearance”, hosted by M.I. City Council, Taller de Art by Caudete, Casa de Cultura de Caudete

Spain, 2023

Yellowstone Art Museum-“Yellowstone Art Auction 55” and Exhibition

United States of America, 2023

Solo exhibition “Behind the Appearance”, hosted by Asociacion De Artistas Cadmio

Spain, 2023

Waterworks Art Museum-Devil’s in the Details

United States of America, 2023

Muestra de Arte contemporáneo, Argemesi (Valencia)-LUZ Y SOBRA

Spain, 2023

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art-Annual National Juried Exhibition

United States of America, 2023

Artexpo Basel, Switzerland

Switzerland, 2023

Cipriarte Venezia Gallery

Italy, 2023

CASA DEL ARTE PALMA

Spain, 2023

Nicoleta Gallery, Berlin

Germany, 2023

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art's 48th International Art Show

United States of America, 2023

LUZ Y SOMBRAS hosted by The Pedro Cano Foundation

Spain, 2023

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art-Metro Montage XXII Exhibition

United States of America, 2022

Arkell Museum-The Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show

United States of America, 2022

Springfield Art Museum-Watercolor USA 2022

United States of America, 2022

Solo exhibition “Behind the Appearance”, hosted by Centro Cultura Gomez Tortosa

Spain, 2022

San Diego Museum of Art-Artists Guild 2022 International Spring Exhibition

United States of America, 2022

WaterWorks Art Museum-Color Your Dreams

United States of America, 2022

Yellowstone Art Museum-Yellowstone Art Auction 54 and Exhibition

United States of America, 2022

Art Basel Weeks Miami

United States of America, 2022

Swiss Art Expo 2022-ArtBox / SBB Eventhalle Zürich Hauptbahnhof - Zürich

Switzerland, 2022

Royal Academy of Arts-RA Summer Exhibition, London

United Kingdom, 2022

Arkell Museum-The Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show

United States of America, 2021

Springfield Art Museum-Watercolor USA 2021

United States of America, 2021

Yellowstone Art Museum-Yellowstone Art Auction 53 and Exhibition

United States of America, 2021

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art-Annual National Juried Exhibition

United States of America, 2021

San Diego Museum of Art-Artists Guild 2021 International Summer Exhibition

United States of America, 2021

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art-Metro Montage XXI Exhibition

United States of America, 2021

Alexandria Museum of Art-34th September Competition Exhibition

United States of America, 2021

Salmagundi Art Club-“Cityscapes” Open Exhibition

United States of America, 2021

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art-Metro Montage XX Exhibition

United States of America, 2020

Ormond Memorial Art Museum-Two-Artist Exhibit “Ignited”

United States of America, 2020

Society of Women Artists 159th Open Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2020

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art-Annual National Juried Exhibition

United States of America, 2020

Providence Art Club-National Open Juried Exhibition

United States of America, 2020

Springfield Art Museum-Watercolor USA 2020

United States of America, 2020

Mall Galleries-New English Art Annual Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2019

Royal West England Academy 167 Annual Open Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2019

Alexandria Museum of Art-32nd September Competition Exhibition

United States of America, 2019

London Group Open 2019

United Kingdom, 2019

Royal Academy of Arts-250th Summer Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2019

Sunny Art Centre-Sunny Art Prize 2018 International Juried Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2018

Springfield Art Museum-Watercolor USA 2018

United States of America, 2018

SOTHEBY’s NYC-AD Art Show

United States of America, 2018

Wells Art Contemporary Art Awards 2018 International Juried Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2018