< Xiao He


Originally from Chengdu, China and currently living and working in New York City, Xiao He is a multidisciplinary artist with focus on painting and visual communication design. Xiao
He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University. Xiao’s works are centered around woman body and garments.
A member of Oil Painters of America association, Xiao He’s works have been exhibited internationally, including 2021 Genova Di Biennale(Genova, Italy), Upstream Gallery(New York, USA), 2021 Barcelona International Art Fair, and the upcoming 2022 Art Capital Paris.
Xiao’s mixed media artists’ book with original poems and photography is now part of the permanent collection of Joan Flasch Artists’ Book collection in Chicago.



Master of Entertainment Technology (Computer Graphics), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2020

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2018

Recent Exhibitions

2022 ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition, The Body Language, Venice, Italy

2021 Biennale di Genova, Genova, Italy

2021 Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain

2021 Huacui Contemporary Art Museum, Postwave, Shanghai, China

2021 Upstream Gallery, Layers of Time, New York, USA


2022 International Design Award Honorable Mention Award, IDA, USA

2021 American Inhouse Design Award, GDUSA ,USA


Xiao He paints collaged women in exaggerated garment decor. With colored pencil and traditional Chinese painting pigment, the Chinese-born artist depicts female forms in vivid color palette, with reference to the Fauvists and the Cubists. The glamorously dressed women in Xiao He’s paintings and drawings are often spotlighted and fragmented, calling for attention on the psychological state of the figures underneath the flamboyant physical appearance.