Oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Shi Zhiying was born in Shanghai in 1979. She graduated with Master Degree of Oil Painting from Shanghai University Shanghai Fine Arts College in 2005. Her work is well known for its stark monochromatic paintings of uniform vistas — open water, Zen sand gardens, carpets of grass — that flood the viewer’s field of vision. Her fluent observational painting embodies, and promotes, intense reflections on individuality and the passage of time. “Some things haven’t changed, from the distant past all the way to the present and the future,” the artist states.
In 2001 she received 1st Prize in the “Shanghai Youth Biennale”, and was also part of the “China Contemporary Oil painting Exhibition”, at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2008. Her first solo exhibition, “From the Pacific Ocean to the High Seas” was curated by painter Yang Peiming at the Ullens Center for Contemporay Art, 2009. Then in 2010 she was invited to exhibit as part of the “Centennial Celebration of Women in Art”, at the Shanghai Art MuseumShe has exhibited extensively internationally, including Germany, France, Australia and Cuba. . Her solo exhibition “The Relics” took place at James Cohan Gallery in New York this year.
Shi Zhiying is represented by James Cohan Gallery, and currently lives and works in Shanghai.