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).




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

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


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


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



2016   CAAC Full Sponsorship

2014   Parsons Merit Scholarship 

2012   CAFA Oil Painting Department Open Studio "Best Art Exploration"

2010   CAFA Second Scholarship 

2010 CAFA Oil Painting Department Open Studio "Best Creativity"




2016 帕森斯艺术学院,纽约,美国

2013 中央美术学院,北京,中国



2017   意识划痕,指纹画廊,北京,中国

2017   幻痛,Gallery 456,纽约,美国

2016  未见,吹上美术馆,冈山,日本



2017   跨文化交流:中美青年艺术展,大都会展馆,美国

2016    WAVELENGTH,未命题空间,纽约,中国

2016    I Can Because You Do, PARTICIPANT INC,纽约,美国

2015    Pouring, Digging, Leaking, 25 East Gallery,纽约,美国

2015   Process:Concept, 工业城市,纽约,美国

2014    “Threshold”, 25 East Gallery,纽约,美国

2013   上海青年艺术大展,中华艺术宫,上海,中国

2012    大学生艺术展,保利世贸展览馆,广州,中国



2016 CAAC全额资助金

2014 Parsons优秀奖学金

2012 中央美术学院油画系开放日最佳艺术探索奖

2010 中央美术学院二等奖学金

2010 中央美术学院油画系开放日最佳创意奖