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Biography

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Vesper Jia (b. China, 1999) is an artist and writer who plays with various materials and explores their metaphorical meaning. Inspired by language and literature, she incorporates the essence of imagery and metaphor in her visual art works. Each physical and representational element of her works could be seen as symbols, through which she celebrates as well as challenges the materiality, and generates as well as provokes reflections. Her works draw a shape of the vital, the mortal, the mystic, and the dualistic, as “works made for contemplation.”

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Education 

2021 - 2022

Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago

2017 - 2021

BFA with Distinction, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Awards 

2021 - 2022

2017 - 2021

2019

Division of the Humanities Scholarship, University of Chicago

Creative Honors Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

First Year Scholar Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Les Petites Morts, KeyElements Studio, Online

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2021

2021

2021

2020

2018

Healing Chaos curated by Alice Máselníková, Ladies Drawing Club, Online

Redirecting, Tree Art Gallery, Beijing

Now More Than Ever, 33 Gallery, Chicago

Backyard Stories, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago

Art Bash, Site Gallery, Chicago

Publications & Bibliography

2021

2021

2018

First Edition Magazine, Ladies Drawing Club

Issue #9, Ladies Drawing Club

"Da Capo," Aspartame, self-published artist book

Contact:

 

ins@vesperjiart

wjia1@saic.edu

behance.net/vesperjia

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With love,