Jialin Ren (b.1993, living and working in Vancouver, Canada) finished her BFA and MFA at
School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and 2022. Her work has recently been exhibited in
Chicago, New York, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Jialin Ren’s paintings reveal complex emotions, between familiarity and strangeness, between
the quotidian and the fantastical, and between representation and abstraction. These schisms
also evoke the interrelationship between self-doubt and confidence. She entwines these
opposing sentiments by depicting and exaggerating the ordinary and the overlooked,
employing plants to engender familiarity and imaginary spaces. The limited description of the
space and the distorted scale of common objects engage the viewer psychologically, questioning
the authenticity of conventional time and space.

Solo Exhibition
2024 Hive Becoming XLVIII Jialin Ren: Roaming,Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2022 Vanilla, Cloud and Pear, Common Place, Beijing, China

Group Exhibition
2023 Terrain of the Skin, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2022 Glimmer Shrine, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China
Exit Counseling, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee,USA
Conceive, Latitude Gallery, New York, USA

2023 ArtMaze Magazine Double Volume Edition 32-33
2022 US Graduates: Five Artists to Watch, Ocula 11 August

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