Shanshan Jiang’s work explores the living state of human beings, the natural environment and how they coexist with each other. The environment is observed from the perspective of human beings and their status within it; how do these two forces influence and depend on each other. The environment is tinted with the thoughts of human, while humans gain the spirits of nature.
Jiang attended the Central Academy for Fine Arts in Beijing, China from 2011 to 2014 – CAFA is one of the leading institutions for Art Education in China. During this time she was the recipient of multiple awards, the most notable being in her final year when she was awarded the Top Prize by the school for her painting The Same Journey and then went on to win First Prize at the Excellent Graduation Works Exhibition held by CAFA.
In 2017, Shanshan moved to Glasgow to complete her MLitt in Fine Art Practice at GSA. She has since remained in the Glasgow and works from her studio on the outskirts of the city. Here she splits her time between her painting practice and working as a Life Drawing Teacher.