China Week Guest Editor Yijun (Pixy) Liao: For Your Eyes Only
I am very grateful to photographer Pixy Liao for her contributions this week as China Week Guest Editor. Today, I am featuring Pixy’s work to kick off a week of exploring Chinese photographers. Her new project, For Your Eyes Only, continues her examination of relationships through humor and intimacy. This week Pixy opens the exhibition, Three, curated by Elizabeth Biondi, at the Hagedron Foundation Gallery in Atalanta. Running from January 9 to March 12, 2014, she shares wall space with F.C. Gundlach and Ethan Levitas.
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a MFA in photography from University of Memphis and is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship, En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship and was a winner of Flash Forward Award (Canada), CPW Photography Now, and Hey, Hot Shot, etc,. She received an Honorable Mention of New York Photo Awards at New York Photo Festival and a finalist of ITS Photo Award (Italy). Pixy is currently a darkroom resident at Camera Club of New York. She has done artist residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program and Woodstock AIR program at CPW.
Pixy’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including Arario Gallery (NY), kunst licht Gallery (China), VT Artsalon (Taiwan), Kips Gallery (Korea), The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space (Lebanon), NordArt (Germany), Pingyao International Photography Fest (China), Lianzhou International Photography Fest (China), etc,.
For Your Eyes Only (2012 – now)
For Your Eyes Only is a visual love letter to an intimate lover. I am interested in the mundane life, in finding things and making fun of it, liberating it from what it is. This project is a combination of daily life and performance with a naughtyof daily life and performance with a naughty attitude.
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