Bio

Born 1988 in Xuzhou, China.
Currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Caroline Ji is a self-taught artist with a previous background in engineering. After a brief time in the corporate world of semiconductors, she decided that life was too short and took the leap of faith to painting. She first picked up oil painting in 2014 and has been practicing as a full-time professional artist since 2015.

Caroline's work takes root from memories and life experiences, coupled with a hazy understanding of identity. She works in a fairly classical approach using dramatic lighting to instill a sense of mystery and ambiguity in her subjects. Portraiture and floral are currently her dominating motifs as they allow for personal and intimate introspection. She is also fascinated by colour and the feelings they evoke in their limitless possibilities, and tries to explore different colour palettes in each painting.

Caroline received her BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2012. Her paintings are collected in private collections across Canada, USA, Germany, and Brazil. She has exhibited in Toronto and Oakville, Canada.


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Select Group Exhibitions

2017          WHO ARE YOU?, Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond), Toronto ON
2017          Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON
2017          Ontario Society of Artists 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto ON
2017          Deep Roots, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga ON
2016          Why the @#&! Do You Paint?: Go Figure, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
2016          Impossible Possession, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
2016          5th Annual Art Exhibition, Project: Art Gallery, Toronto ON
2016          Hui, A Communal Art Exhibition, Project 40 Collective, Toronto ON
2015          Group Exhibition, Trias Gallery, Oakville ON
2015          Flora Exhibition, Trias Gallery, Oakville ON
2015          Belonging Group Exhibition, Project: Art Gallery, Toronto ON


Awards and Publications

2016          International Artist Magazine Issue #109, Flowers and Garden Challenge Finalist, Scottsdale AZ, USA


Related Experience

2015-present          Painting Instructor, Project: Art Group, Toronto ON


Education

2012          BASc in Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

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