It’s always an exciting time at Grasslands Gallery Online when we introduce a new artist. And when she’s an emerging artist like JingLu Zhao with an exhilarating career in front of her, you know she’s going to build significant recognition. Today, get to know JingLu Zhao. You can leap ahead to her gallery page HERE or continue reading.
Born in China, JingLu received MFA degrees in both China and Japan, then taught visual art at Chengdu University until she moved to Canada in 2013. Here her experience of raising children with Chinese and First Nations heritage has become one of the central themes of her paintings.
Working in both acrylics and oils, JingLu combines figuration and landscape, making contemporary oil paintings about her cross-cultural family and their identity as they navigate the world.
And sometimes there’s a cat.