Beijing-based contemporary artist, Jia Aili was born in Dandong, Liaoning Province in northeast China in 1979. Aili studied at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art, one of the most important in China, and he is considered one of the top emerging artists of the day. He paints, sculpts and creates large-scale installations. During his residency at Graphicstudio, Aili was introduced to etching and other processes, resulting in his first print editions.
Aili has principally exhibited throughout China and has found an international audience in the UK and Puerto Rico.