Sylvia Ji was born in 1982, and raised in San Francisco, California. Ji graduated with distinction in 2005 from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with a Bachelors degree in traditional illustration, and had her first ambitious and successful solo show while still in her last year of school. Ji's work has been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions worldwide, as well as Art Basel's "Art Fair Now" in Switzerland and "Art From The New World" at Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery in the UK. She has been profiled in publications such as Juxtapoz, Trace, and Mesh Magazine, and her painting "Dona Dolorosa" graced the cover of LA Weekly. She lives in Los Angeles.