Ji Chen was born in Shanghai China. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Shanghai Drama Academy in 1984. Ji and his family arrived in Australia in 1989. He has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious art awards in Australia. His achievements include; first prize in the Brighton Art Award; first prize at the Altona Art Show (on six occasions); the $10,000 first prize of the Victor Harbour Award (1994); and the best oil painting award at Victor Harbour in 2006. In 2002,2004 and 2006. Ji Won the People's Choice Award in the most reputed competition for landscape painting in Australia and abroad, the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale'Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize'.In 2004, Ji received the award for his spectacular work 'Murray River', and again in 2006 for his riveting landscape 'Lake Eyre'. In 2005 he was awarded the $20,000 Best of Show Gold Medal Award at the Herald Sun Camberwell Art Show in Melbourne for his turbulent and extraordinary oil-on canvas painting' Rough Sea'. Ji's most recent accomplishment was the 2016's26th Tattersale's invite-only 'Landscape Art Prize People' Choice Award'
In addition to the art competition, Ji has enjoyed many solo and group exhibitions in numerous art galleries across Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, London, and the USA. His works have also been featured in numerous publications, including The Australia Artist Magazine, which has featured his works on four occasions. His works are currently represented in collections within Australia and overseas.
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