Sylvia Ji was born in 1982, and raised in San Francisco, California, where she received her BFA at the Academy of Art University. Upon graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2005 where she currently resides. Ji’s work encapsulates an alluring beauty that is both cutting edge and a nod to time-honored technique.
Her paintings are symbolic reflections of herself, portraits of people she knows or nameless faces set in a landscape of fleeting and decaying beauty. Possessing an artistic voice as unique as the times we live in, Ji is at once contemplative, spiritual, enigmatic, and yet whimsically funny.
Above all else, it is perhaps beauty that emerges as her defining characteristic, and her art reflects this: an extension of herself; a passionate appreciation of simple aesthetic pleasure fused with intimately complex subject matter.
Jis work has been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions including White Walls and Art Basels Art Fair Now. She has been profiled in numerous publications such as Juxtapoz, Trace, and Mesh Magazine, and her painting Dona Dolorosa graced the cover of the LA Weekly for a feature story about Juxtapoz magazines Laguna Museum retrospective In The Land of Retinal Delights.