Ruth Ju-shih Li

Ruth Ju-shih Li is a Taiwanese-Australian artist whose works draw on her myriad of cultural and spiritual heritage. Her ephemeral practice presents actions of personal reflection, giving form to Li’s deeply personal meditations through fine porcelain and intricate raw clay installations. Her work is a celebration of renewal, natural cycles of life and the gradual progression of time. Speaking in the universal language of flowers, these chimerical microcosms of organic forms are autobiographical, yet mirror and extend onward to consider the fleeting and transitory nature of the human condition. Building on this fascination, and informed by her interest in articulating the complexities of her cultural identities, Li draws inspiration from the language of dreams, myths and of utopia in order to examine cultural confluences as an inclusive language in to the spiritual. Li divides her time between her studio in Sydney, her birth city Taipei and her ancestral homeland of China – where her second studio is based in the porcelain city of Jingdezhen.