Shen Jiaqi

b. 1989, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Shen Jiaqi’s practice examines themes of individual existence amidst perennial changes of the urban environment, and social encounters in relation to and as a result of the city’s developments. By investigating the conditions for spaces that suggest comfort, privacy and security to manifest, she contemplates the collective subconsciousness of yearning for sanctuaries within the urban landscape. Working between the mediums of painting, light, and object installations, her works prompt the audiences with materials and colours that are reminiscent of a state of transience between memory and current reality, while evoking interpretations towards familiar spatial presences.

Shen obtained her Master of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths University of London in 2022. She studied painting at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2010, and Visual Art and Drama education at the National Institute of Education in 2015. Her works have been part of public showcases in Singapore including Plural Art Magazine’s Our Heartlands, National Gallery’s benefit auction, Past.Future.Present, National Arts council’s Streets of Hope, and most recently, “Towards Sojourn”, a unique outer coating for McLaren GT in collaboration with Louis Vuitton’s Art of Living savoir faire event.

Shen received a Highly Commended award in the 2021 UOB Painting of the Year, Emerging Artist category for her work titled “Sometimes, we just need to make good things happen”, and is a recipient of The Winston Oh travel award in 2022.

Biography information from Cuturi Gallery, December 2022

Country: Singapore
Social Media: @s_jq