YU JI

Born: Beijing, China


Exhibitions:
2010            Drawings shown in The Contemporary Figure: Drawings by Cal State Long Beach Art Faculty, Haldan Art Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, NV
2009            Drawing shown in 32 Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2008            Drawings shown in 2008 Juried All-Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2008            Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA
2007            Drawings shown in the Exhibition of About Face: Portraiture Now, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2007            Paintings shown in The Dreamy Palace – an International Art Exhibition, A-SPACE Contemporary Art Center, Beijing Art Base 1, Beijing, China
2007            Completion of the Portrait of Sir James Mirrlees that has joined the permanent collection at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2007            Drawing shown in The 2007 Human Figure Exhibition, Gallery the Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
2006            Drawings and Paintings shown in Urban Isolation, a two-person exhibition, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
2006            Drawing shown in Across the Divide II, a traveling exhibition of Chinese artists in American universities, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV; College Art Gallery,
                    Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
2006            Works shown in Connecting Lines, a two-person exhibition at Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manhattan, CA
2005            Painting shown in Figure III at Art Gallery, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, C
2005             Drawings shown in Bert Green Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005            Drawings shown in Direct Access: an exhibition of drawings. Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
2005            Painting shown in Speculative Terrain: recent Views of the Southern California Landscape, College Art Gallery, Laguna College of Art and Design, CA
2004            Drawings shown in Chinese Artists in Academia, Columbia Art League, St. Louis Community College Art Gallery, Columbia and St. Louis, MO
2004            Painting shown in Speculative Terrain: recent Views of the Southern California Landscape, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA; Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA; Laband Art Gallery,
                    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
2003            Works shown in Across the Divide - the First Exhibition of Chinese Art Faculty in American Universities, the Gatov and Werby Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2003            Paintings shown in Bicostal: NYC/LA, a three-person exhibition, Schomburg Gallery, the Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
2003             Paintings shown in 46th International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2002            Painting shown in Faculty Biennial, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2002            Paintings shown in Snap Shots, MJW Fine Art Gallery, Balboa Island, CA
2002            Solo Exhibition, Schomburg Gallery, the Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA
2002            Paintings shown in New California Artists, Circle Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002            Painting shown in Artists to Artists, an Exhibition of Works from the Space Program, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Ace Gallery, New York, NY
2002            Painting shown in Figure This II, University Art Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2002            Paintings shown in Asian American Experience, Studio Channel Island Art Center, California State University, Channel Island, Camarillo, CA
2002            Solo Exhibition, College Art Gallery, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA
2002            Paintings shown in An Experience Shared - Works by Yu Ji and His Students from SUU, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
2001            Painting shown in Representing LA: Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Art, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2001            Paintings shown in the LA International at Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2001            Painting shown in "Representing LA: Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Art", Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
2001            Solo Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2001            Paintings & drawings shown in a two person exhibition, Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA
2001            Solo Exhibition, The Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV
2000            Painting "Street Corner" shown in Representing LA: Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Art, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2000            Solo Exhibition, Art Gallery, the College of Sequoias, Visalia, CA
2000             Painting shown in 44th International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2000            Painting shown in 2000 All Media Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2000            Painting shown in All California Exhibition, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2000            Painting shown in Self Portrait Exhibition, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA
1999            Drawings shown in Drawing Exhibition, Andrews Gallery, the College of Williams and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1999            Drawing shown in The 12th National Exhibition, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
1999            Painting shown in Figure, Face & Form, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
1999            Paintings shown in Realism ’99, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
1999            Solo Exhibition, Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY
1998            Solo Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
1998            Paintings shown in Art and Social Justice, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN
1998            One Person Exhibition, Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
1998            Painting shown in National Art Exhibition ‘98, the Visual Arts Center, Charlotte County Art Guild, Punta Gorda, FL
1997            One Person Exhibition, Worthington Arts Council Gallery, Worthington, OH           
1997            Painting shown in the Tenth Northern National Art Competition, the LRC Gallery, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
1997             Painting shown in The 31st National Exhibition and Competition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
1997            Paintings shown in Relationship, a two person exhibition, the Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
1997            Works shown in Figure Painting, a two-person exhibition, the Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
1997            Painting shown in The 12th Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
1996            One Person Exhibition, the University Art Gallery, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1996            Painting shown in Professional Art Exhibition, Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL
1996            Painting shown in The 19th National Exhibition, the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1996             Painting shown in Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1996            One Person Exhibition, Perkinson Gallery, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University,Decatur, IL
1995            One Person Exhibition, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
1995            Paintings shown in Alumni Art Exhibition, the College Art Gallery, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
1995            Paintings shown in Illinois Art Faculties, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
1995            Painting shown in National Exhibition, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
1995            Works exhibited in Philadelphia International Contemporary Art Competition, Medici Center for Visual Arts & Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
1994-98       Works shown in Faculty Art Exhibition, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1994            Painting shown in National Competition, First Street Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY
1994            Works exhibited in Asian/American Art Exhibitions and the Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibition Program, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
1994            Paintings shown in Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1994            Print shown in Stockton National Exhibition, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
1994            Painting shown in National Competition, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
1994            One Person Exhibition, Graff Art Center, Dixie College, St. George, UT
1993            Painting shown in National Competition, First Street Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY
1993            Works shown in Asian American Artists with Utah Connection, organized by Utah Arts Council, Glendinning Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
1993            One Person Exhibition of Prints, Braithwaite Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
1993            One Person Exhibition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT
1993            Painting shown in Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1993            Painting shown in Realism'93/National Competitive Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
1992             Painting shown in Utah'92/Painting and Sculpture, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
1992            Painting shown in National Competition, First Street Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY
1992            Painting shown in The Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Prince Galleries, Chicago, IL
1992            Paintings shown in Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1991            Print shown in Works on Paper, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
1991            Paintings shown in Statewide Exhibition, Eccles Art Center, Ogden, UT
1991            Works shown at Linda McAdoo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1991            Paintings shown in Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1990-94      Works shown in Faculty Art Exhibition, Braithwaite Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
1990            Painting shown in Salon 1990, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1989            Paintings shown in First Street Selects, First Street Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY
1981            Works shown in exhibitions, Beijing, China

Grants & Scholarships:
2009            Receiving Summer Research Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2008            Receiving Summer Research Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2007            Receiving Summer Research Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2006            Receiving Summer Research Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2005            Receiving a grant in support of the academic visit to Chinese fine art schools from The Long Beach & Qingdao Sister Cities Association, Long Beach, CA
2004            Receiving Sabbatical Leave from the California State University, Long Beach, CA
2004            Receiving Summer Research Award, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2003            Grants for organizing and curating The First Exhibition and Symposium of Chinese Art Faculty in American Universities, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2003            Receiving grant in support of The First Exhibition and Symposium of Chinese Art Faculty in American Universities, The Long Beach & Qingdao Sister Cities Association, Long Beach, CA
2003            Receiving Summer Research Award, California State University, Long Beach
2002            Receiving Assigned Time Award for Research, California State University, Long Beach, CA
1999            Receiving Scholarly & Creative Activities Award, California State University, Long Beach,  CA
1999            Receiving Faculty Career Enhancement Grant, California State University - Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
1998            Receiving Faculty Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1996            Receiving Faculty Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1996            Receiving a grant from Illinois Art Council for the solo exhibition at Perkinson Gallery, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
1995            Receiving Faculty Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1994            Receiving a Grant for the summer research from the Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT
1994            Receiving the Studio Space Grant from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
1986            Fellowship, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, New York Studio School, New York, NY
1986            Scholarship, the La Napoule Art Foundation, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
1985            Scholarship, the La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France

Awards & Honors:
2009             Best in Show, Drawing shown in 32 Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2008            PVAC Board of Trustees Award for drawings shown in 2008 Juried All-Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2007            Award, The 2007 Human Figure Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
2000            The John McKee Memorial Award, 44th International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2000            The Circle Award, 2000 All Media Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
1999            Award, Figure, Face & Form, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg   VA
1998            Award, Art and Social Justice at Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN

1997             Award, The 31st National Exhibition and Competition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
1996            Award for Painting, Professional Art Exhibition, Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL
1996            Joseph Hartley Memorial Award, The 19th National Exhibition, the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1996            Faculty Excellence Award in research, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1995            First Place and Purchase Prize Award, the Philadelphia International Contemporary Art Competition, Medici Art Center & Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
1994            Award, Spring Salon, the Springville Art Committee, Springville, UT
1993            Awards, Spring Salon, the Springville Art Committee, Springville, UT
1992            Palette & Chisel Academy Award, the Oil Painters of America National Competition, Chicago, IL