Tao Xian has been making painting, photography, and prints that deal with how technology and the digital world has transformed our relationship with the world. In particular, my works focus on creating a new way of narration through image manipulations. She thinks of her paintings as screen, it reveals a sense of alienation we all experience with respect to the digital world, how it affects us while also creating distances. She is currently working on a series of painting that looks at the formation of identity. This body of work brings together fragmented images of Asian escorts, psychedelic computer glitches and a technical mastering of oil painting.
Tao Xian (b.1991, Maanshan, Anhui Province, China) Graduated from Oil Painting department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (B.F.A) in 2013 and Parsons the New School for Design, New York (M.F.A) in 2016. Tao Xian currently lives and works in New York. Her works have been frequently exhibited in the United States, China and Japan. Recently she had shown her works at Gallery 456 in New York (2017), Fukiage Museum of Art in Japan(2016), Participant in New York (2016), Untitled Space in New York (2016), Industry City in Brooklyn (2015), and China Art Palace in Shanghai (2014).
Solo and Two Person Exhibition
2017 Sense Scratch, Fingerprint Gallery, Beijing, China
2017 Phantom Pains, Gallery 456, New York, US
2016 The Unseen, Fukiage Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Selected Group Exhibition
2017 Progress Everyday, Zhuzhong Art Museum, Beijing, China
2017 Unfolding Exit, DA+Space, Shanghai, China
2016 WAVELENGTH, UNTITLED SPACE, New York, US
2016 I Can Because You Do, PARTICIPANT INC, New York, US
2015 Pouring, Digging, Leaking, 25 East Gallery, New York, US
2015 Process:Concept, Industry City, New York, US
2014 “Threshold”, 25 East Gallery, New York, US
2013 Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition, China Arts Palace, Shanghai, China
2012 College Students Art Fair (Guangzhou), Poly World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Guangzhou, China