Los Angeles based artist, SHI, creates figurative paintings that are emotionally charged explorations of her own past. Using oils on canvas + wood board, SHI's paintings confront our fragile humanness.
After receiving a BA from Azusa Pacific University in California, SHI spent a year living + working in Japan. Currently, SHI lives and works out of her home studio in Los Angeles, California.
SHI's intimate works are clearly defined by her subjects who pull you in with expressions that can be both subtle + dramatic. With little background context, the viewer can focus solely on the emotion being felt by the subject.
Every once in a while you can also see hints from SHI's past travels through Mexico, Japan + Southeast Asia. All of which had an undeniable + lasting impact that SHI draws upon whether through minor details or full compositions.
Her work has been displayed at the Conception Art Show, at Brick for "You Are Here" + shown at FlatBlack in Palm Desert.
Currently, you can view SHI's work at SmartSpace Gallery in San Diego, CA.