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
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.