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 a finished work but as a way of seeing, an inexhaustible language that can be learned and shared always retains the power of saying new things.
Jenny Chi received her BA from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art.
Jenny's many awards include the White House Blue Ribbon Christmas Project, the Duval County Artist in Residence, a fellowship from the Cultural Council in Jacksonville, FL, the Carl Steinsieck Memorial Award for best figure drawing from the St. Augustine Art Association and a grant recipient from the George Sugarman Foundation. She is currently a Professor in the Art Department at Eastern Illinois University, where she teaches courses in Painting and Life Drawing.
Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States and can be found in numerous private collections worldwide.
Recent mini-documentary with the Urbana Arts Council: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JlSWoS7fF4