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Contemporary Artist

Create a unique visual concept and express wandering the emotional collision - Carle Shi



A painter known for her detailed and precise still life, Artist Carle Shi graduated from Tianjin Design of Art School China in 1982 and from Tianjin Academy of Art in China 1988. After immigrating to the United States in 1989, she settled in California. In 1992, she began her professional career as a painter, focusing on still life in which she portrayed fruit. She used a technique inspired by seventeenth-century Dutch still life and a European classical approach to composition. Shi moved to New York City in 1998 and completed her master's degree at the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art in 2000.  In 2006, a portrait that Shi painted appeared in a group show at the Museum of Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in DC. And in 2010, a solo exhibition was displayed in the Today Art Museum in Beijing China. In New York, Shi added nature and figural subjects to her repertoire, working in a style that combines classical and contemporary approaches.  Her newest concept "Dreamscape Reverie & Whimsical" expresses the emotional collision between humans, nature in different times, and spaces between heaven and earth.  Shi’s paintings have been collected by many private and public institutions during the past thirty years.






Still Life


Past Exhibition




1998-2000 New York Academy of Figurative Art, New York City, MFA (2000) 

1984-1988 Tianjin Academy of Art, Tianjin, China, BFA 

1979-1982 Tianjin Academy of Art and Design, Architectural, China BFA 



2023 “Art Bridge” Governors Island NYC

2023 From “Island to Island” Governors Island Residency TAAC / NYC 

2023 “Wellness through Art” QCC art gallery and museum /CUNY/ NYC

2020 “Naked” Group show SP/N Gallery UT Dallas TX   

2019 Solo show, Alan Barnes Fine Art Gallery, Dallas TX

2018 Group Show at the UT Dallas SPI/N Gallery Dallas TX

2015 Solos show, Wall Gallery, Dallas TX 

2014 Solo exhibition "Intersection", Editorial Gallery, New York 

2010 Poly International Auction Beijing Chinese

2010 Solo exhibition "Passion Spark", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2010 Solo exhibition "Passion Spark", Redtory Guangzhou, China 

2008 Solo exhibition "Lasting Peace", United Nations, New York, NY 

2006-07 Group Show at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC 

2005 Spanierman Gallery “Group Show”, New York 

2005 Galerie d’Orsay, “Group Show” Boston, MA 

2004 Toblach/Dobbiaco “Group Show”, Italy 

2003 Spanierman Gallery “Group Show”, 

2001 Arcadia Gallery, “Group Show” Soho, New York 

2001 Spanierman Gallery “Group Show” New York 

2000 “National Arts Club Exhibition”, “Group Show” National Arts Club, New York 

2000 “College, Art Exhibition” Group Show Hunter College, Time Square Gallery, New York 

1997 Solo show “American Realism One Woman show” Cottage Gallery, Carmel CA 

1996 “Solo show” Generation Gallery Napa, CA 



2000 “Richild Von Holtzbrink Award”, National Arts Club, New York 

1998 Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, New York 


Art Restoration - Related Experience 

1993-1995  Studied at the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor Museum, 

                    San Francisco CA 

1998- 1999  Studied Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 

2000- 2007  Studied the 17th-century Dutch still life paintings in Holland and 19th-century Arts in the Netherlands and Europe. 



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