J. Jie Li

About J. Jie Li

J. Jie Li is a contemporary artist based in New York. She studied painting from an early age. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, she worked as a Fashion designer and Consultant before returning to fine art. Since then, Jie has exhibited internationally. Her works are in several private and public collections in China, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States, including Consulate General of Japan. Jie expresses love, hate, and desire as rooted within the depths of human nature. Such expression is achieved by overlapping figuration and abstraction in her paintings, using the natural changes and disasters that occur in her landscapes as metaphors for human emotions and sensibility.

Most recent Awards and Exhibition

2021

  • Selected for “Yellowstone Art Auction 53” and Exhibition, hosted by Yellowstone Art Museum, US

2020

  • First place winner and Second place winner of “Art of Innovation Art Contest”, US
  • Selected for the 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, hosted by Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, US (Due to Covid 19 situation not be showing at the Museum, showing online only)
  • Selected for Society of Women Artists 159th Open Exhibition, UK (Due to Covid 19 situation not be showing at the Mall Galleries, showing online only)
  • Winner of the Public Choice Art Prize in Uig Open 2020, hosted by Hulabhaig Gallery, UK
  • First place winner of “Lowe House Exhibition”, hosted by Maryland Federation of Art, US
  • Selected in a two-artist exhibit hosted by Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Florida, US
  • Selected for the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s Metro Montage XX Exhibition, US
  • Selected for Watercolor USA 2020 at the Springfield Art Museum, hosted by Watercolor USA Honor Society and Southwest Missouri Museum Associates
  • Selected for National Open Juried Exhibition 2020, hosted by The Providence Art Club, Rhode Island, US
  • Selected for the American Landscapes 2020 Exhibition in Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, US
  • Selected for the American Artists Professional League Member Show “Favorite Things”, US
  • Selected for Maryland Federation of Art “Summer Member Show” in Circle Gallery, US
  • Published in February/March issue of the British Art & Culture magazine “Aesthetica” (Issue 93)
  • Invited for “Sprawling Visions” 2020 exhibition, Main Street Arts Gallery, New York, US

2019

  • Selected for the London Group Open 2019; juried by Parker Harris the Selection Committee, London, UK
  • Selected to be included in the Alexandria Museum of Art’s 32nd September Competition Exhibition, US
  • Selected for the Royal West England Academy 167 Annual Open Exhibition, UK
  • Selected for New English Art Annual Exhibition 2019 in Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • Shortlisted for Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition 2019, London, UK
  • Selected for the American Artists Professional League ‘91th Grand National Exhibit’ at the Salmagundi Club, New York, US
  • Selected for the American Landscapes 2019 Exhibition in Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, US
  • Invited to act as a member of the jury panel at Jumbish World Art Competition 3.0, India
  • Guest artist demo for the Master Master Class of V International Biennale 2019, Caudete, Spain
  • Selected as winner with the opportunity of International Artist Residency Programme in Shanghai, China provided by ‘Sunny Art Prize’ Sunny Art Centre, London, UK, and Harmony Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Selected to showcase the shortlisted works in Harmony Art Gallery, Shanghai, China by the curatorial team of Sunny Art Prize, London, UK
  • Selected as the winner of Semi-Honorable mention of Olympia International Open Art Competition 2019, Japan
  • Selected for Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition at St. Louis Artists Gulid, US
  • Selected for the 40th Annual Paper In Particular National Exhibition in the Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, US

2018

  • Received the honor of Fellow in the American Artists Professional League, US
  • Selected for the American Artists Professional League ‘90th Grand National Exhibit’ at the Salmagundi Club, New York, US
  • Selected by HSBC as a nominated artist for HSBC Cares, US
  • Selected for Wells Art Contemporary Art Awards 2018 International Juried Exhibition hosted by Parker Harris, UK
  • Selected for Sunny Art Prize 2018 International Juried Exhibition at Sunny Art Centre, London, UK, juried by Professional Consulting Panel
  • Selected for The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th Annual International Juried Exhibition, US
  • Selected for Watercolor USA 2018 at the Springfield Art Museum, provided by Watercolor USA Honor Society and Southwest Missouri Museum Associates, US
  • Selected for exhibition in AD ART SHOW at SOTHEBY’s NYC, US
  • Selected as Honorable Mention award winner for National Juried Exhibition ‘Land and Sea’ at Main Street Arts Gallery, NY, US
  • Selected for GoggleWorks 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, US
  • Selected for the Piece of Paper Juried Exhibition at St. Louis Artists Guild, US
  • Selected for 2018 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition, US
  • Selected for the StartUp Auction at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, US
  • Exhibited for the American Artists Professional League Members Only Show “Celebrating the Spirit of America” at the Salmagundi Club, New York, US
  • Selected as a Winner in the 1st 2018 Artlant Prize Showcase competition   
  • Selected for the Mid Atlantic New Painting 2018 in Ridderhof  Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, VA, US
  • Selected for the Valdosta National 2018 Exhibition in Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, GA, US
  • Selected for the 39th Annual Paper In Particular National Exhibition in the Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, US

2017

  • Selected as a Winner in the 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, and 5th 2017 Artslant Prize Showcase Competition
  • Invited for The League’s Landmark Exhibition at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, US
  • Selected as a Winner of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Award in the American Artists Professional League ‘89th Grand National Exhibit’ at the Salmagundi Club, New York, US
  • Selected for AQUACHROME An International Competitive Exhibit of Contemporary Watercolor, and artwork exhibit at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center (14th Season Launch), US
  • Selected for ‘City Views’ Exhibition at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York, US
  • Selected as the Winner of Finalist Award of Olympia International Open Art Competition 2017, and the artwork exhibited for Art Olympia 2017 Exhibition at Toshima Center Square, Tokyo, Japan
  • Selected for Merit Scholarship Exhibition at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, US

2016 

  • Selected for the American Artists Professional League ‘88th Grand National Exhibit’ at the Salmagundi Club, New York, US
  • Selected for ‘Works on Paper’ Exhibition, juried by Art Students League of New York at Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY, US
  • Awarded the Nabeela George Memorial Scholarship, US 
  • Red Dot Exhibition at Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, US
  • Received Honorable Mention in 10th Annual Japan Day Central Park Art Contest, Japan and US
  • Received two Red Dot Awards (Best in Show) in Annual Concourse The Art Students League of New York, US