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Yuan Jai

b. 1941, China

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.

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.

Featured Artworks

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Spring, Summer, Autumn by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiSpring, Summer, Autumn, 2006 117.5 x 72 cm Eslite Gallery
Where the Wind Takes Us? by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiWhere the Wind Takes Us?, 2005 Ink and colour on silk
59.4 x 246 cm
Eslite Gallery
You Raise Me Up (高山仰止) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiYou Raise Me Up (高山仰止), 2012 Ink and colour on silk
134.5 x 67 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery
All Hallow’s Eve (萬聖節) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiAll Hallow’s Eve (萬聖節), 2010 Ink and colour on silk
152 x 95 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery
Store Garden Lost I (尋石園之二) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiStore Garden Lost I (尋石園之二), 2008 Ink and colour on silk
108 x 62 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery
Doubled Happiness (囍) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiDoubled Happiness (囍), 2013 Ink and colour on silk
137 x 90 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery
Immortality in Amber and White (玄白雙鹿圖) by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiImmortality in Amber and White (玄白雙鹿圖), 2013 Ink and colour on silk
54 x 206 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery
Counter-attack [反撲(虎食人卣)] by Yuan Jai contemporary artwork Yuan JaiCounter-attack [反撲(虎食人卣)], 2011 Ink and colour on silk
136 x 87 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, YUAN Jai, Year of Abundance at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
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21 February–14 March 2014 YUAN Jai Year of Abundance Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

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