Born 1987, Luoyang, China


EDUCATION

2017 - 2019 MFA in Art Practice, University of California — Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2019 Global Urban Humanities certificate, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2006 - 2010 BA Economics, BA English (Creative Nonfiction focus), Brown University, Providence, RI

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2019-2020 Graduate Studio Fellowship, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2019 ACRE Residency, ACRE, Steuben, WI
2019 Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Painting Fellowship (full tuition), Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2019 Nominated for Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit
2018-2019 Alternative Exposure Round 12 grant (in collaboration with Sarah-Dawn Albani), Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2018 Residency, CASA GIAP, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
2018 Catherine and William L. Magistretti Graduate Fellowship ($20,000 fellowship),
UC Berkeley
2018 Center for Chinese Studies Summer Research Grant, UC Berkeley
2018 Art Practice department Summer Travel Award, UC Berkeley
2018 Eisner Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Art Practice, UC Berkeley

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2019 Backbend, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
2019 49th Annual MFA Thesis Show, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2019 Support the Tropes, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA
2019 Artists salon, Adelines Lab, Berkeley, CA
2019 No Place Like, Field Projects, New York, NY

2018 Trace Evidence, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2018 The Dog and Pony Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2018 Thresh: First-Year MFA Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2017 Authority, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2017 4th Annual Living Mark Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Articulated Identities, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2016 3rd Annual Abstract Catalyst Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2016 Communicative, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2016 Alter + Combine, (SCENE) Metrospace, University of Michigan, East Lansing, MI

2015 Visual Energy, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SYMPOSIA AND TALKS

2018 A Line in the Sand: Berkeley-Stanford Symposium, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2018 Borders, Boundaries, and Transgression Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (declined invitation)

WRITING / PUBLICATIONS

Spring 2020 Book chapter in the Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (eds. TJ Demos, Subhankar Banerjee, Emily Eliza Scott) (forthcoming)
Spring 2020 Column and book publication with Wolfman New Life Quarterly (in collaboration with Sarah-Dawn Albani) (forthcoming)

2019 All That is Solid?  Movement, Repurposed Lives, and a Cardboard Citizenry, Journal of Urban Cultural Studies
2019 Floor 7: Al’s Park, Open Space (SFMOMA’s digital publication)

2018 Familiar strangers, strange familiars, SFMOMA Open Space
2018 Feature: Learning from Ad Minoliti’s Experimental Feminist Heterotopic Fantasy
Art Practical
2018 Column: Mythmaking in and through Sublime Seas at SFMOMA, Art Practical
2018 Review: If These Stones Could Sing at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, Art Practical

READINGS

2019 147 Minna celebration, SFMOMA (garage), San Francisco, CA
2019 Get Lit, Ale Industries, Oakland, CA
2019 Quiet Lightning Show #124, Manny’s, San Francisco, CA
2018 Txtgeneration, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

PRESS

2017 “Worth Ryder Gallery’s exhibit ‘Authority’ makes bold statement in midst of political tension”, The Daily Californian. September 18, 2017.

TEACHING / VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2019 Guest lecturer, Maybeck School, Berkeley, CA
2018 Graduate Student Instructor, ART 8: Introduction to Visual Thinking, University of California — Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2017 Graduate Student Instructor, ART 23 AC: Data Arts, University of California — Berkeley, Berkeley, CA