Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy Liao is an artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Liao has participated in exhibitions internationally, including the Fotografiska, Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, Asia Society, the National Gallery of Australia, etc.
She is a recipient of the NYFA Fellowship in photography, Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards, Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, En Foco's New Works Fellowship, etc. She has done artist residencies at Light Work, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Center for Photography at Woodstock, University of Arts London, School of Visual Arts, Pioneer Works, and Camera Club of New York.


1979 - Born in Shanghai
2005 - Moved to US to study photography
2008 - Graduated from the University of Memphis MFA photo program
2018 - Published first photo book "Experimental Relationship Vol.1"


2018 - "Experimental Relationship Vol.1" Jiazazhi, China
2018 - "Pimo Dictionary" Jiazazhi, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

“Day Dream”, Stieglitz 19, Antwerpen, Belgium
“Piano Duet”, L21 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
“Your Gaze Belongs to Me” curated by Holly Roussell, Fotografiska, Tallinn, Estonia
“Futari (Two Persons)” curated by Mary Lee Hodgens, Lightwork, Syracuse, NY
“Your Gaze Belongs to Me” curated by Holly Roussell, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
“Your Gaze Belongs to Me” curated by Holly Roussell, Fotografiska, New York, NY
“Choose Your Own Adventure”, SCOPE Hannover Biennial, Hannover, Germany
“Experimental Relationship (for your eyes only, or maybe mine, too)” curated by Henry Lu, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada
“Two Heads”, Stieglitz 19, Antwerpen, Belgium
“Carry the Weight of You”, Galleri Vasli Souza, Oslo, Norway
"UNE RELATION EXPÉRIMENTALE", the Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
“Experimental Relationship”, FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, Reggio Emilia, Italy
“Open Kimono”, Chambers Fine Art, New York, NY
“Pixy Liao” curated by Holly Roussell, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Xiamen, China
“Lady and Gentleman”, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmö, Sweden
“Venus as a Boy”, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
“Some Words Are Just Between Us”, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Let’s Make Love”, Camera Club of New York, New York,
“Memphis, Tennessee”, Chinese American Art Council, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Bodies & Souls” in collaboration with Capsule Shanghai, curated by Manuela Lietti, Cassina Projects, Milan, Italy
"L21 Broadcasting from Paris", JPS Gallery, Paris, France
"I have not loved (enough or worked)", Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
"Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century", Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan, US
“I LOVED YOU”, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity”, curated by Babara Pollack with Han Hongzheng, Asia Society, New York, New York
“CHOSEN FAMILY – LESS ALONE TOGETHER”, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
“You can call it love”, Photolux Festival, Lucca, Italy
“Focus on Women Photographers”, Foto Wien Festival, Vienna, Austria
“Eating Sugar? No, Papa!”, L21 Gallery, Palma Islas Baleares, Spain
“The Things I Tell You Will Not Be Wrong”, SCOPE Hannover Biennial, Hannover, Germany
“Closer”, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
“Propositions for Alternative Narratives”, Photoworks Festival, Brighton, UK
“Home Sweet Home”, Darmstadt Tage Der Photographie, Darmstadt, Germany
“China Reimagined”, curated by He Yining and Ruben Lundgren, Breda Photo, Netherland
“The Body Electric” curated by Dr. Shaune Lakin, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney, Australia
“Holly Mosses” curated by Nick Yu, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
“Photography in Memphis", Brooks Museum in Memphis, TN
“What a Genderful World”, Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
“The Kind Stranger” curated by Xiaodong Yan, UNArt Center, Shanghai, China
“Kinship”, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
“MUSE MUSE”, Czech Center New York, New York, NY
“Disobedient Daughters”, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
“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
“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
“No Holds Barred—Young Contemporary Art from China” curated by Boyi Feng and Lars Jonnson, OPEN ART Biennial, Örebro, Sweden
”Double Vision", curated by Boyi Feng, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
"Span of Vision", VT Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“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


Artist in residence, SVA RisoLAB, New York, NY
Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival
Jury’s Special Mention for Aperture/Paris Photo First PhotoBook Award
Artist Residency, University of the Arts London in collaboration with NYFA
Artist Residency, Pioneer Works
Artist Residency, Light Work
Fellowship in photography, New York Foundation for the Arts
Darkroom Residency, Camera Club of New York
New Works Awards Fellowship, En Foco
Artist Residency, LMCC Workspace Residency Program
Artist Residency, Center for Photography at Woodstock


Alexander Tutsek - Stiftung
Franklin Furnace Archive
Fort Wayne Museum of Arts
He Xiangning Art Museum
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Memphis International Airport's permanent collection
Møllersamlingen (Møller collection)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Kinsey Institute
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Vontobel Art Collection
White Rabbit Collection
White Villa Collection

Books from Pixy LIAO

Damaged Rooms Within China

CHEN Ronghui, FENG Li , GAO Shan, LIN Zhipeng aka No.223, LI Zhengde, Pixy LIAO, Wenxin ZHANG, WU Liewei, XU Xiaoxiao , Zhu LANQING, Various Artists

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Rooms Within China

CHEN Ronghui, FENG Li , GAO Shan, LIN Zhipeng aka No.223, LI Zhengde, Pixy LIAO, Wenxin ZHANG, WU Liewei, XU Xiaoxiao , Zhu LANQING, Various Artists

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Imageless V

Qia LIN, Ruo May MAY, Bingyu LI, Ke PENG, Pixy LIAO

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