Ji Chen was born in Shanghai, China. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Shanghai Drama Academy in 1984, and after worked as chief set designer for the Beijing Opera Theatre Company of China. His technical mastery showcased in his breath-taking landscapes quickly grew in reputation. Subsequently, his watercolour work, Pool, was the recipient of a prestigious national award, and exhibited throughout China, which marked the beginning of his professional career as an artist.

Ji and his family arrived in Australia in 1989. For Ji, the vivid colours and brilliant light of the Australian landscape provided him an artistic subject like no other – In Australia, the weather, and therefore the landscape, is the best teacher. I look and I learn.


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