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Pixy Liao
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gravesend



ARTIST STATEMENT: Experimental Relationship (2007 to now) As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority & power. One of my male friends even questioned how I could choose a boyfriend the way a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, "Damn right. That’s exactly what I’m doing, & why not!" I started to experiment with this relationship. I would set up all kinds of situations for Moro and I to perform in front of the camera. My photos explore the alternative possibilities of heterosexual relationships. They question what is the norm of heterosexual relationships. What will happen if man & woman exchange their roles of sex & power. Because my boyfriend is Japanese, and I am Chinese, this project also describes a love and hate relationship. This project is an ongoing project which grows with our real relationship but is never meant to be a documentation.
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Pixy Liao


www.pixyliao.com
pixy@pixyliao.com


Born in Shanghai, China
Now resides in Brooklyn, NY


SOLO SHOWS
2016 “Venus as a Boy”, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
“Some Words Are Just Between Us”, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2015 “Experimental Relationship”, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, TN
2013 “Let’s Make Love”, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY
“The Second Story of Two Stories”, Kips Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 “Memphis, Tennessee”, Chinese American Art Council, New York, NY
2008 “Experimental Relationship”, Adam Shaw Gallery, Memphis, TN




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
“Out Frames”, Museum of Modern Art in Bologna, Bologna, Italy
“When We Become Us”, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, China
“Bagsim”, chi K11 Art Museum in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
“WECHAT - A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art” curated by Barbara Pollack, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX
“The Real Thing”, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
2015
“No Holds Barred—Young Contemporary Art from China” curated by Boyi Feng and Lars Jonnson, OPEN ART Biennial, Örebro, Sweden
"EVIDENCE", FORMAT Festival, Derby, UK
2014
”Double Vision", curated by Boyi Feng, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
“An Ocean of Possibilities”, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Fries Museum, the Netherlands
2012
"Span of Vision", VT Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
"Song of Ordinary Madness", Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
"This Must Be the Place: Contemporary Photography in Memphis", Dixon Gallery, Memphis, TN
2011
"Flash Forward", Magenta, Toronto, Canada
"nextkunst.licht", Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai, China
2010
"Making the Leap: Crossing Borders", A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don't Make Work About Being Asian”, Arario Gallery, New York, NY
2009
“Photography Now 2009” juried by Charlotte Cotton, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2008
“4th Wall”, 2008 China Pingyao International Photography Fest, Pingyao, China
“Girl’s Club”, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN


SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2016 Artist Residency, Pioneer Works
2015 Artist Residency, Light Work
2014 2nd Prize winner, LensCulture Exposure Awards 2013
2013 Fellowship in photography, New York Foundation for the Arts
Darkroom Residency, Camera Club of New York
1st Place in Self-Portrait, IPA | Lucie Awards
2012 New Works Awards Fellowship, En Foco
Artist Residency, LMCC Workspace Residency Program
2011 Finalist, ITS#PHOTO, Trieste, Italy
2010 Artist Residency, Center for Photography at Woodstock


PUBLIC COLLECTION
Franklin Furnace Archive
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Fort Wayne Museum of Arts
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
The Kinsey Institute
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

EDUCATION
MFA, Photography, University of Memphis


 








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