NSCAD Graduation Catalogue


Jenny Yujia Shi

BFA Fine Art

BA Art History



My experience in the liminal space between cultures is an overarching framework for my practice. I see an overlap between the configuration of individual identity and pictorial space: the formal language that dictates a composition and everyday experiences that help shape individual identity.

With this in mind, my work deals primarily with the pictorial relationship between human forms and the surrounding space. I am interested in the ways in which an arrangement of figures can be rendered repeatedly through various combinations of mediums. I tend to synthesize mediums and techniques as it brings to mind the experience of deciphering my sense of self within and between cultures. This way of working allows me to explore how the human figures construct narratives within a pictorial space, and how the interaction of line, colour and shape changes the way narratives are perceived.



Photographer Kathrine Nakaska (image 2)