Ni grew up in a small town in
She studied law in Beijing University,
University of Pittsburgh, and University of Toronto. A career
change happened as she devoted more and more time and energy
in art. She has been working towards a MFA degree at the Academy
of Art University in San Francisco, while taking workshops from
master painters such as Huihan Liu, Zhaoming Wu, and Daniel Gerhartz.
Ni always finds herself intrigued
by a certain light, a certain mood, or simply a certain moment
in life. Naturally she paints people doing their thing in their
own world, trying to recreate in painting the mood or feeling
that once moved her. Having grew up in China, lived in North
America for 20 years and travelled extensively across the globe,
Ni is constantly touched and inspired by interesting moments
of life in various contexts and situations.
Ni holds membership in and exhibits frequently with various professional
organizations such as Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist
Society, and California Art Club. Recent recognition includes
the Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence
at the 2017 annual OPA competition, and the directors choice
award at the 2016 Spring Show of the Academy of Art University
of San Francisco.