Artist bio: Si Jie Loo

Based in California, Si Jie Loo is a Malaysian Chinese artist whose artistic process entails annual art pilgrimages to China to learn about its ancient wisdom. She received her BA from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA with an honors in Studio Art and has since exhibited in both US and Malaysia.

Si Jie’s ongoing exploration of Chinese art stemmed from her study with renowned Malaysian artist Dr. Cheah Thien Song upon receiving the prestigious Brooks Fellowship from Dartmouth College in 2014.

As an artist in the diaspora, she is constantly on the move between places, cultures, music genres and languages. She inks down captivating people, musicians, dancers and nature during her travels, most recently the Tibetan plateau and the Silk Road in Northeast China. She reflects her journey in her latest series called Physical Meditation, which opens in Penang, a UNESCO heritage site, Malaysia January 2018.