Jenny Yujia Shi is a painter and printmaker from Beijing, China. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2015 with her BA in Art History and her BFA in Painting, Printmaking. Shi’s work emerges from her experience in Halifax as a foreign student as well as her ongoing effort to obtain Canadian permanent resident status. Through a combination of painted, drawn and printed marks, Shi’s images capture the parallel of the pictorial relationship of figure and ground and the lived experience of a person and their physical environment. Shi is currently exploring the theme of human migration and border crossing using symbolism found in her passport, visas and entry stamps.