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native of Taiwan, Ke-Hsin Jenny Chi received her Associates Degree from the Tainan Junior College of Art in Taiwan, her BA from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and her MFA from the School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art in 1998. During the summers of 2001 and 2002 she studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
Her works have been exhibited throughout United States and can be found in numerous private collections worldwide. The Fairfax Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida and Winright’s online art gallery both feature her work on a continuing basis. Her recent solo exhibition of several months at the Verde Gallery in Champaign, Illinois is to be followed by a solo drawing exhibition that will open in October 20th at the Florida School of the Arts.
Jenny’s many awards include the White House Blue Ribbon Christmas Project, the Duval County Artist in Residence chair, a fellowship from the Cultural Council in Jacksonville, FL, and The Carl Steinsieck Memorial Award for best figure drawing from the St. Augustine Art Association. Since 2002 we have been very lucky to have her as an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at EIU, where she teaches courses in Painting, Drawing, and the Old Masters.
Inspired by the human figure, Jenny Chi paints in a style reminiscent of the old masters, conducting a personal, sometimes rather sly dialogue with the Italian Renaissance in particular. Her amicable appropriation of the Best of the West makes one aware of art not just as finished work but as a way of seeing, an inexhaustible language that can be learned and shared and always retains the power of saying new things. —JDK
Venus (Brie). Red chalk on paper, 22" x 30"
Abandoned. Oil on linen, 36" x 29"
Letters of Heloise and Abelard. Oil on Linen, 15" x 18"
Red chalk on paper, 22" x 30"
Landscape 1. Oil on Linen, 5" x 12"
River. Oil on wood, 5" x 8"
Psyche. Red chalk on paper, 22" x 30"
Oil on Linen, 52" x 42"
& Aurora. Oil on Copper, 9" x 12"
Landscape 2. Oil on Linen, 11" x 7"