Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3

Stand 56
6th-10th October, 2006

Opening Hours
Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm
Monday: 11am-8.30pm
Tuesday: 11am-8.30pm

Nearest tube: Sloane Square


Jia Juan Li was born in Huangzhou, China. She successfully completed her Arts Degree at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and studied at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. In 1996, she was granted a scholarship to study at the Ecole d'Art in Aix en Provence. She has since remained in France working from her studio in the centre of Paris but with regular visits to China.

Her most recent paintings depict female life at Court during the Qing dynasty. This period in Chinese history - a remakably rich one from a cultural perspective - fascinates Jia and has proved to be a major source of inspiration for her. The paintings all have a profoundly Chinese expression and atmosphere but it is also very clear that Jia has incorporated Western oil techniques in their execution. It is this fusion of East and West which gives her work both subtlety and impact.

Jia has an international following and has had sell out shows in France and throughout Asia. MacLean Fine Art is delighted to be the first UK gallery to showcase a solo exhibition of her work

1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts
1991 Master of Fine Arts (Major in Oil Painting) Central Academy of Fine Arts
1996 Le école d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence (Institute of Fine Arts of Aix-en-Provence), on full scholarship from the French government
Solo Exhibitions
1991 Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
1993 Dragon Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1994 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1995 International Art Museum, Beijing
1996 Solo Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 Belgian-Chinese Cultural Exchange Centre, Brussels, Belgium
  Solo Exhibition, Aix-en-Provence, France
1998 Mountain Arts Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  Solo Exhibition, organized by the City Council of Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
  Solo Exhibition, Aix-en-Provence, France
1999 Jardins Imaginaires, Paris, France
  Solo Exhibition, Paris, France
2000 Peintures de Femmes, Universite d'Auvergne, France
  Solo Exhibition, Paris, France
  Solo Exhibition, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  Solo Exhibition, Tours, France
2001 Tales from a Palace, Hong Kong
  Solo Exhibition, Paris, France
2003 Palais de Chine, Hong Kong
  Solo Exhibition, Tours, France
  Solo Exhibition, Nantes, France
  The Forbidden City, Hong Kong
Professional involvements
Member of La Maison des Artistes en France (Artists Association of France)
Member of Artists Association of China
Lecturer at Department of Fine Arts, Guizhou Normal University 1986-1989
Jury of the Guizhou Oil Painting Committee 1988-1993
Private Collections
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Public Collections
Capital Museum, Beijing
Beijing International Art Club
Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery
Mountain Art Museum, Taiwan
Dragon Art Museum, Taiwan
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