Biography - Jay Li
Jay Li was born in Guangzhou, China. He graduated from the Fine Art Academy of Guangzhou, China. From 1985-1989 he taught at the Fine Art Teachers College of Canton. From 1989 -1998 he travelled around Europe, and Australia to study, and develop his oil painting. In 1998 he moved to Canada and now resides in Ottawa.
In Canada's modern multicultural society, without the burden of ancient history, he feels free to pursue his art. Jay likes to explore the geography and interplay of space and form on a two dimensional canvas. He believes they should not be clearly identifiable and separate entities. His major works , "Jazz mood", "21st Century Ark Series", "cafe", "Still Life" and "old typewriter" were collected by the United States, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Australia, Japan Germany and China , including the former United Nations Commissioner in Europe, the former Swiss ambassador to Greece, and consuls, USA McCann-Erickson and Adams Jette Advertising, the Greek Telecommunication Telestet companies.