Pixy Liao uses photography, video, and installation to question stereotypical representations of couples, artists, and the female experience. Although Liao’s work is highly personal, she uses wit and humour to explore the dynamics between gender, power, and race. She often portrays herself in a dominant role with her boyfriend assuming a more submissive position in order to break the predominant relationship model and experiment with new modes of being together.
Liao holds an MFA in photography from the University of Memphis. She has held solo exhibitions at Fotografiska, New York and Stockholm (2021); SCOPE Hannover Biennale (2020); and Photoworks Festival, Brighton (2020). She has been included in group shows at M Woods Museum, Beijing (2020); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2020); and Rencontres d’Arles (2019). She is a recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Photography; Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award; Jimei x Arles Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award; En Foco Photography Fellowship; and LensCulture Exposure Awards.