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b. 1941, China

Yuan Jai Biography

Yuan Jai is a Chinese visual artist, born in Chongqing, Sichuan. Yuan Jai studied Chinese painting at the National Taiwan Normal University. She subsequently went to Belgium for further education. Yuan received her MA degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1966, and from 1965 to 1968 she was at the Royal Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Artifacts for doctoral studies. While abroad, Yuan was able to study not only examples of Art Deco and Art Nouveau but also of Cubism and Surrealism, which has been fundamental to her later stylistic development.

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Yuan Jai has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Her work have been sold at auction, including Lui Hai Playing with a Toad sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong 20th Century Chinese Art in 2012 for $133,923. There have been several articles about Yuan Jai, including Art Review; A Great Chinese Leap Into a New Sort of Cultural Revolution written by Holland Cotter for New York Times in 1998.

Yuan Jai Featured Artworks

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Mini Piece No. 4 《小品之四》 by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting
Yuan JaiMini Piece No. 4 《小品之四》, 1995Ink and Colour on Silk
39 x 95 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Bent Trees 《折》 by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Yuan JaiBent Trees 《折》, c. 1993Ink and Colour on Paper
28.5 x 29.5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Blue Water 《滄》 by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Yuan JaiBlue Water 《滄》, c. 1993Ink and Colour on Paper
29 x 30 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Spring, Summer, Autumn by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork mixed media
Yuan JaiSpring, Summer, Autumn, 2006117.5 x 72 cm Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
Where the Wind Takes Us? by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting
Yuan JaiWhere the Wind Takes Us?, 2005Ink and colour on silk
59.4 x 246 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
You Raise Me Up (高山仰止) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting
Yuan JaiYou Raise Me Up (高山仰止), 2012Ink and colour on silk
134.5 x 67 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
All Hallow’s Eve (萬聖節) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting
Yuan JaiAll Hallow’s Eve (萬聖節), 2010Ink and colour on silk
152 x 95 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Store Garden Lost I (尋石園之二) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork painting
Yuan JaiStore Garden Lost I (尋石園之二), 2008Ink and colour on silk
108 x 62 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery

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