MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK.


Graduation diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK.


BA in Photography, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University of London, London, UK.


Diploma in Photography, Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts, Cambridge, UK.


Foundation in Art & Design, Bellerbys College Brighton, Brighton, UK.


Alevel in Fine Art, Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Yorkshire, UK.

Professional Experience

Interview with Guo Yingguang, 2019

Interview with a fine art photographer Guo Yingguang exploring how she used performance art to explored social problems of contemporary China.

London Fashion Week Fall/ Winter, 2019

Commissioned by izzue, Nethany Williams and On|Off to shot fashion photographic.

London Fashion Week Men's, 2019

Commissioned by JORDSNLUCA, ICEBERG, bobby abley, Saul|Nash(LUAS), Liam Hodges and St-Henri to shot fashion look.

Spring Studio, Shanghai, China, 2018

Summer internship as a photographer in Spring Studio, Shanghai, China working with photographers subs as Liang Xiu, Tina & Luya and Hao Xin.

Jewellery Design, Birmingham City University, 2017

Commissioned by jewellery design BA students at Birmingham City University to shoot final works.

Personal Tutorials with TenGuSan, 2016

Interviewed and personal tutorial with a fine art photographer TenGuSan exploring how he used Polaroid to explored identity, community and sexual photography.

HONORE, 2016

Commissioned by HONORE to shot commercial photographic.

Vision Photography Competition, China, 2015

Winner of third prize in national photography competition organised by a multimedia copy called Vision.

Bilibili, China, 2014-prsent

I have my own channel in Bilibili which is a video sharing website in China.



Photo book named "Terminus".


Photo book named "Residue".

Selected Projects:

Regulation, 2018-19

My project is about Chinese women arranged marriages and pseudo intimacy between husbands and wives victims of such marriages.

Unconscious is Alive, 2018-19

My project is about nightmares. About my subconscious and the way my fears and anxieties manifest themselves in my dreams.

Terminus, 2017

Looked for the edge of the city and explored the vague impression of the city of London. It is very different form the stereotype of the most people in the urban fringe.

Identity, 2017

My project is about identity, I used Polaroid to shoot portraits.

Residue, 2016

My project is about Chinese female's memories of theirs past relationship.

Key Technical Skills:

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe InDesign

Adobe After Effect

Curriculum Vitae

Jiali Mai is an artist and photographer. She is a London based artist working with photography and moving images. Her work focuses on issues of culture identity, the body, female representation and women's rights. She likes to explore the inner boundaries of women and men, through portraiture, abstract photography and performance.

Jiali Mai