Carle Shi

Professional artist, Carle Shi

A painter known for her detailed and precise still lifes, Carle Shi graduated from the Tianjin Design of Art School in China (1982) and from the Tianjin Academy of Art in China (1988). After immigrating to the United States in 1989, she settled in California. About 1992, she began her professional career as a painter, focusing on still lifes in which she portrayed fruit and used a technique inspired by seventeenth-century Dutch still lifes and by a classical approach to composition.

Shi moved to New York in 1998, and completed her masters degree at the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art (2000). In New York, she added portraits and figural subjects to her repertoire, working in a style that combines classical and contemporary approaches.




2014 Solo exhibition “Intersection”, Editorial Gallery, New York
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
2006 Group Show at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
2005 Spanierman Gallery “Group Show”, New York
2005 Galerie d’Orsay, Boston
2004 Toblach/Dobbiaco “Group Show”, Italy
2003 Spanierman Gallery “Group Show”, New York
2001 Arcadia Gallery, Soho, New York
2001 Spanierman Gallery, New York
2000 “National Arts Club Exhibition”, National Arts Club, New York
2000 “College, Art Exhibition”, Hunter College, Time Square Gallery, New York
1988 “Group Show”, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China
1988 “Group Show”, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China




1998-2000 New York Academy of Figurative Art, New York City, MFA (2000)
1984-1988 Tianjin Academy of Art, Tianjin, China, BFA (1988)
1979-1982 Tianjin Design of Art School, Architecture, Tianjin, China, Diploma (1982)




2000 “Richild Von Holtzbrink Award”, National Arts Club, New York
1998 Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, New York.




2003 “Art of the New Collector II”, Spanierman Gallery, New York
2001 “The Christmas Show”, Spanierman Gallery, New York
1988 “Cu Maio” Education Book, China
1988 “Tianjin Academy of Art Drawing”, China