Caroline Ji (季晨曦)
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 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. Portraiture and floral are currently her dominating motifs as they allow for personal and intimate introspection. Her current body of work focuses on having an understated narrative and using the mood to tell the story. 

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 the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.


Select Group Exhibitions

2018          (forthcoming) Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto ON
2018          6th Annual Art Exhibition, Project Art Toronto, Toronto ON
2018          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

Public Art & Community
2018          Mural in Sanwood Park, Kennedy Public School, Toronto ON

Awards and Publications

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

Related Experience

2017-2018          Teaching (private), Toronto ON
2015-2018          Painting Instructor, Project: Art Group, Toronto ON


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

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