In the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky let’s take a moment to appreciate the captivating art of Sylvia Ji. Known for her paintings of women adorned in Day if the Dead style makeup and other dark and mysterious ensembles. 


Sylvia Ji, a San Francisco native, grew up in an artistic family. She graduated from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco with a BFA in illustration in 2005. Since then she has held several solo shows in major cities such as London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Sylvia’s haunting work never ceases to capture true beauty and femininity of her subjects while conjuring startling emotions. You almost expect her spooky beauties to open up their eyes wider and reach out of the painting. Her work has become rather well known being featured in LA Magazine, Juxtapoz and many others .

Don’t just limit your appreciation to the upcoming holidays of Halloween and Day of the Dead. Make sure to check out Sylvia Ji”s website for a full catalog of her work and hope, wish and pray that one of her shows will come to a city near you.

Happy Halloween!

images from Sylvia Ji”s website