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.
Select Group Exhibitions
2018 (forthcoming) Artist Project 2018: UNTAPPED Emerging Artist, Exhibition Place, Toronto ON
2017 Festival of Smalls, Art Interiors, Toronto ON
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
2017 Teaching (private), Toronto ON
2015-2017 Painting Instructor, Project: Art Group, Toronto ON
2012 BASc in Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON