Pixy Liao (1979) was born and raised in Shanghai, and currently lives in New York City. She holds an MFA in photography from University of Memphis. Her photographs, sculptures and videos explore, with humor and bright colors, the issue of identity and genre, and question the conventions and stereotypes around womanhood, relationships and couples.
Pixy’s photographs have been exhibited in group exhibitions at He Xiangning Art Museum (China), Museum of Sex (NY), Metro Pictures (NY), First Draft Gallery (Sydney), Asia Society (Houston), and solo exhibitions at Galleri Vasli Souza (Sweden) and Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai). She has also participated in artist residencies in London and in the United States. Pixy Liao is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship in photography, En Foco’s New Works Fellowship and LensCulture Exposure Awards.
Pixy had her first public exhibition in China in the winter of 2018 at the Jimei x Arles photo festival in Xiamen, where she won the Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award. The young Chinese publishing house Jiazazhi published a book with Pixy for the 10 years of her project, Experimental Relationship. The book, entitled Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 2007-2017, obtained a special mention from the Jury of Aperture/Paris Photo PhotoBook Awards at Paris Photo 2018.