Jia Aili is a Chinese contemporary artist born in 1979 in Liaoning province, China. He graduated in 2004 from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang.
Jia Aili's paintings often depict dreamlike and melancholic scenes that explore themes of isolation, longing, and uncertainty. He uses a combination of expressive brushstrokes and vivid colors to create a sense of emotional depth and psychological complexity.
Jia Aili has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His works are part of the permanent collections of many museums and institutions, including the Rubell Family Collection in Miami and the K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong.
Jia Aili has received several prestigious awards throughout his career, such as the CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award) Best Young Artist Award in 2007 and the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2011. He is now considered one of the leading contemporary artists in China, and his works continue to attract attention and critical acclaim from art collectors and enthusiasts around the world.