Sylvia Ji - Haute Epoch - solo show at Corey Helford Gallery - 2013

Sylvia Ji/ Sylvia Ji

United States 1982

Painting

www.sylviaji.com

Sylvia Ji
Sylvia Ji
Female
United States
1982

One of the easiest ways for an artist to be recognized and attract the viewer’s eye is to stand out in the crowd, creating artwork that is both original and alluring. With so many subjects and ways of portrayal already covered, accomplishing such a feat is anything but easy, and where some might be struggling to be genuine in a world of constant uncertainty, Sylvia Ji thrives by being open minded and sincere, applying the same approach in her work. Beautiful and mysterious, Ji is as unique as her oeuvre that often reflects her personal characteristics, exploring themes of beauty, sexual provocation, and notions of femininity within the dystopian reality of modern era.

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Sylvia Ji – Requiem, 2008

Innate Art

Born to a family of artists, Sylvia Ji was immersed into the world of art at a very young age. Next to her father’s paintings and mother’s sketchbooks, Ji has had a lifelong influence of art and culture, aided by her love for travel and exploration. Receiving her BFA in illustration from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco in 2005, she demonstrated her talent by having a successful first solo show during her last year of study. Continuing her path of ingenuity, Ji creates charged paintings brimming with an uncanny beauty that are in constant demand.

Ji creates charged paintings brimming with an uncanny beauty

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Sylvia Ji – Catrina in Stripes, 2008

Fearful Beauty

Inspired by the many relationships and people that surround her, Sylvia Ji portrays many of the familiar faces in her paintings, often reflecting upon her own image and feelings. Using simple materials, she explores the female beauty and sexuality, and the “tattooed” subjects denote both a “frightful” look and certain fragility behind the mask, depicting a fearful beauty placed in an exotic, timeless reality. With each painting being spiritual and enigmatic, a nuance of the artist can be seen regardless of whom the piece actually depicts, as her desire to surprise is easily transferred to the canvas.

Sylvia Ji’s pieces depict mystical, spiritual subjects placed in an exotic, timeless reality

A Mysterious Future

Anything but already seen, the work of Sylvia Ji and the character that she instills into it is mesmerizingly beautiful. Building upon the influences in her life and the past encircled by artistic expression, Ji strives forward into a mysterious future through her eerie practice, capturing viewers with her exceptional pieces. Exhibiting widely both in the United States and abroad, Sylvia Ji’s vivid depictions are met with a constant demand, making her one of the prominent contemporary artists in the current art scene.

The artist is represented by Corey Helford Gallery.

Sylvia Ji currently lives in Los Angeles.

Featured image: Sylvia Ji. Photo credits pinterest.com. All other photos credit the artist.
All images used for illustrative purposes only.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2013 Interwoven Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2013 Write & Repeat Stolen Space Gallery, London UKGroup
2012 La Catrina Circa Gallery;Corey Helford Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2012 Metallica’s “Obey Your Master” Exhibit A Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012 Motion Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012 Death and the Maiden Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle CAGroup
2012 Love and Hate Stolen Space Gallery, London UKGroup
2011 Offrendas Outré Gallery, Melbourne AustraliaSolo
2011 Gilded Roses Corey Helford GallerySolo
2011 Hi Fructose Group Show Invitational Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2011 5 Year Anniversary Show Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010 Sylvia Ji Joshua Liner Gallery, NYCSolo
2010 Sylvia Ji Corey Helford Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2010 Fecal Face Dot Com 10 Year Anniversary”, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010 Art from the New World Bristol Art Museum, Bristol UKGroup
2009 Sylvia Ji Corey Helford Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2009 Sylvia Ji StolenSpace Gallery, London, UKSolo
2009 Family First White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2008 Sylvia Ji White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2008 Por Vida Corey Helford Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2008 In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor Laguna Art Museum, CAGroup
2008 Death Cheater: Diar Benefit Art Show SacramentoGroup
2007 Sylvia Ji White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2006-2007 Miami Art Basel, FLGroup
2006-2007 All Star Hustlerz III White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2006-2007 All Star Hustlerz II White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2006-2007 Up Lineage Gallery, PhiladelphiaGroup
2006-2007 Well Hung White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2006-2007 Behind Bedroom Doors 2-person show with artist, Joshua Petker. Thinkspace Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2006-2007 4th Annual Erotic Show The Shooting Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2006-2007 Tortured Souls: curated by Bigfoot The Scion Dashboard, San FranciscoGroup
2006-2007 Groundswell BLVD Gallery, SeattleGroup
2006-2007 Group Show Number One Corey Helford Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2006-2007 Favorites Show Outer Edge Studio, Monterey, CAGroup
2006-2007 Project: Beast From the East Project: Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2006-2007 Young Guns at the Sundance Film Festival Chester’s Blacksmith Shop, Park City, UTGroup
2006 La Belle Epoch Edo Salon, San FranciscoSolo
2006 Love, Beauty, Perversion. Romeo 5, San Francisco, CASolo
2005 Untitled White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2005 Instant Gratification: A Day In The Life of A Painting White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2005 The Gravy Train Low Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2005 Mighty Mighty, San FranciscoGroup
2005 Hotel des Arts Hotel des Arts, San FranciscoGroup
2005 Absolut Metropolis Mighty, San FranciscoGroup
2005 Nothing Between Us Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa, CAGroup
2005 Wet Paint 2: A Day in the Life of a Painting White Walls Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2005 Project: Sugar & Spice Project: Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2005 Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition New York CityGroup