Rui was born in a small town in Shandong Province in China. She came to the UK to continue her studies in 2004 after finishing her undergraduate degree in BA focusing on New Media Design.
Rui entered the master’s degree of Graphic Design at the University for the Creative Arts in Maidstone, Kent. It was during this time her passion for botanical art began.
After a few years of being a freelance graphic designer in London, Rui’s interest in painting flowers and plants grew. She joined the diploma course at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art from 2016 – 2017 and graduated with distinction for her final project.
Rui has a particular interest in English Roses, and she had grown 56 different varieties in her garden so far.
All of her works are watercolour on paper.
Diploma in Botanical Painting and Illustration (Chelsea School of Botanical Art)
MA Graphic Design (University for the Creative Arts)
BA New Media (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology)
Fellow Member of The Linnean Society of London
Council Member of the Society of Botanical Artists
Fellow Member of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society
Member of Amicus Botanicus
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital “The Healing Power of Plants and Flowers” July 2017
Society of Botanical Artists “Plantae” June 2019.
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, July 2019
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2023, Silver-gilt Medal.
Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition ‘Plantae’2023.
The Gallery at Green & Stone Winter Exhibition, London 2023.
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022, Silver-gilt Medal.
Collaboration with Karen Millen 2022 (Rui Jiang x Karen Millen).
Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition ‘Plantae’2022.
Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition ‘Plantae’2021.
Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition ‘Plantae’2020.
Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition ‘Plantae’2019.
Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition2019.
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital” Healing Plants” Art Exhibition2017.
The Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Libary has acquired and added to its collection works created by Rui, and her paintings are also in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Garden.