Pixy Liao



Born in Shanghai, China

Now resides in Brooklyn, NY


2017        “Lady and Gentleman”, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmö, Sweden

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        


2018        “MUSE MUSE”, Czech Center New York, New York, NY

        “Disobedient Daughters”, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2017        “NSFW: FEMALE GAZE”, Museum of Sex, in collaboration with Vice's Creators Project, New York, NY

        “A New Ballardian Vision” curated by Leo Xu, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

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

2014        ”Double Vision", curated by Boyi Feng, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

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        “Girl’s Club”, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN


2019        Artist in residence, SVA RisoLAB, New York, NY        

2018        Shortlisted for Arles Author Book Award
Shortlisted for Aperture/Paris Photo First PhotoBook Award
Artist Residency, University of the Arts London in collaboration with NYFA

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

2010        Artist Residency, Center for Photography at Woodstock  


Franklin Furnace Archive

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

He Xiangning Art Museum

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



MFA, Photography, University of Memphis