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). In January 2017, she will have a two person show Phantom Pains at Gallery 456.


陶显(b. 1991, 安徽马鞍山)2013毕业于中央美术学院油画系,2016年在纽约帕森斯艺术学院获得艺术硕士,陶显现在工作和生活在纽约。她的作品曾多次在美国,中国和日本等地展出。包括纽约Gallery 456(2017),日本吹上美术馆(2016), 纽约Participant Inc(2016), 纽约Untitled Space(2016),布鲁克林工业城市(2015)和上海中华艺术宫(2014)。




2014–2016         Parsons School of Design, New York, US

2009–2013         Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China


Solo Exhibition

2016    The Unseen, Fukiage Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan


Selected Group Exhibition

2017     Phantom Pains, Gallery 456, 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