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About Jenny Chi

A native of Taiwan, Ke-Hsin Jenny Chi received her Associates Degree from the Tainan Junior College of Art in Taiwan, her BA from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and her MFA from the School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art in 1998. During the summers of 2001 and 2002 she studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
Inspired by the human figure, Jenny Chi paints in a style reminiscent of the old masters, conducting a personal, sometimes rather sly dialogue with the Italian Renaissance in particular. Her amicable appropriation of the Best of the West makes one aware of art not just as finished work but as a way of seeing, an inexhaustible language that can be learned and shared and always retains the power of saying new things.
Her works have been exhibited throughout United States and can be found in numerous private collections worldwide.
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Present Professor, Eastern Illinois University Art


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • White House Blue Ribbon Christmas Project
  • Duval County Artist in Residence
  • Fellowship from the Cultural Council in Jacksonville, FL
  • Carl Steinsieck Memorial Award (Best Figure Drawing) from the St. Augustine Art Association
  • George Sugarman Foundation Grant Recipient

Figurative Paintings (5)

Landscape Paintings (3)

Still Life (5)

Drawings (5)