Shi Zhiying has become well known in her native China for stark monochromatic paintings of uniform vistas
in open ocean water, sand, grass… she deals with materials’ state of existence in her painting practice.Emphasized
in her practice is the interchange of appearance with disappearance: the quality and scale ofwater,rock,containers,
the figure of buddhas,beads are described in painterly strokes. The shapes are however not certain, instead are
formed by independent lines, brushstrokes and the paints, conveying an immanent rhythmic logic, establishing a
stable and sensational structure in the process of interacting with the visual experience. The artist demonstrates
via her smooth, insightful paintings the transience of a being’s life, captures the extremely gradual transition that
happens in the space between materials, the painting surfaces and the present experience.
She had solo exhibition in Ullens Center for contemporary art(2009) and Orange County Museum of art(2017),
her work are collected by Shanghai Power station of art, Shanghai Art Museum,Fusun Foundation,Shanghai Liuhaisu
Museum, Cc Foundation,Yuz Museum Shanghai,Orange County Museum of art,Art Gallery of New South Wales in
Sydney,White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Pizzuti Collection.
She received Master Degree(2005) of Oil Painting from Shanghai Fine Arts College，
currently lives and works in Shanghai.