Si Jie Loo

Fall 2015 Artist in Residence

Squire Artist in Residence September 10, 2015 - November 7, 2015

Si Jie Loo is a Malaysian born artist living and working in Santa Barbara. With her unique ability to capture music and dance visually, she engages the local art scene for inspiration.

Si Jie’s work is driven by movements. As an artist in the diaspora, she is constantly on the move between places, cultures, music genres and languages.  As such, she has accumulated many pocket-size sketches done when she is “moving”.

An art residency with Morris Squire Foundation enables Si Jie to branch out, reflect, experiment, work through and ultimately transform the small-scale sketches that she has been working on into a larger, more coherent artistic expression shown in this exhibition.


NOVEMBER 5, 2015 5:00-8:00PM
"Painting Movements" exhibition opening
AYNI Gallery (216 State Street) 

NOVEMBER 5 - 8, 2015
"Painting Movements" exhibition

Gallery hours: November 6th & 7th 4:00- 8:00PM; Nov 8th 11:00- 3:00PM
Come join Si Jie Loo for a concluding exhibition featuring her works done by collaborating with Santa Barbara Arts and Cultural groups throughout her residency with Morris Squire Foundation. See the final pieces started from her live-painting and sketches during musical and dance performances.

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 10:00PM - 1:00AM
Dance to "Painting Movements"
AYNI Gallery ( 216 State Street) 

A rare occasion in Santa Barbara to experience African beats with Kenya's DJ Bixten along with rhythmic paintings by Si Jie Loo! Come dance to African music, where DJ Bixten will be spinning to get you off your feet! Doors open at 10pm. 

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 - 10:00AM
Radio Talk Show- On.  Interview with radio host Elizabeth Stewart on AM 1290 with KZSB alongside Gail Eisen

Articles and Press

Si Jie Loo's Artist in Residence journal

CASA Magazine, page 26

Art Without Limits, Art From Scrap Present Exhibition of Emerging Artists' Work

Santa Barbara Seasons


Si Jie Loo's Residency Newsletters: 

Art Residency Goals

October Newsletter

Sunday Walk Through

Press Release

The Funk Zone Podcast - Interview with Si Jie Loo