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 Xiaoze Xie  (1966 - )

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Lived/Active: California/Texas / China      Known for: still life painting, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for Xiaoze Xie
1966 (Guangdong, China)
California/Texas / China

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Biography from Gallery Paule Anglim:
The artist immigrated from the People’s Republic of China in 1992, where he was born and studied art and architecture.  He has MFA degrees from Beijing and North Texas University, and taught at Bucknell University before assuming his post at Stanford.  His works are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and distinguished private collections.

Born 1966, Guangdong, China. Lives and works in Palo Alto, California and Beijing China.

1996    Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
1991    Master of Arts, Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, China
1988    Bachelor of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2008    The National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Humanities, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (three-year appointment)
Interpreting Brooklyn Project Grant, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York
2003    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, New York
2002    U.S. General Services Administration's Art-in-Architecture Program commission for the Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse, Davenport, Iowa (catalog of project published in 2007 by GSA)
2001    Lindback Minority Junior Faculty Grant, Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999    Arizona Artists Materials Fund Grants, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1996    Awards to Artist, The Kimbrough Fund Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1995    First Place, Voertman Art Exhibition, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
1994    First Place, Greater Denton Arts Council Award, 26th Annual Juried Fine Arts Awards Exhibit of North Texas Area Art League, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Bucknell University Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas
The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, New York
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Present    Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University, California.

NewYork Times, November 6, 2008. p. C1, C5 Reproduction in Harper’s Magazine. August 2008. p. 73

Artner, Alan G. Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2008 Nance, Kevin. "For Xie, papers are all the news that's fit to paint Print friendly."

Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, 2008 2007  Wei, Lilly. "On Time: The Works of Xiaoze Xie." Brochure essay, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery,

State University of New York Cortland, Cortland, New York Zhang, Ting. "Transient Memories." Phoenix Weekly, Issue No. 264, August 2007, pp. 60-63

Li, Yanling. "Transient Memories: Works on Paper by Xie Xiaoze." Shanghai Stock News, Saturday, July 21, 2007. p. 15

Xia, Kejun. "Transient Memories and the Responsibility of Reading." Catalog essay, Transient Memories: Works on Paper by Xie Xiaoze, The Danish Art Exchange, Beijing, China

Doom, R. "Wanneer de dappere winterpruimen in de sneeuw bloesemen..." catalog essay, Xiaoze Xie: Werken op papier, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Ghent, Belgium.

Vaughn, Katie. "Speaking Volumes, Paintings of Books Honor Legal System in U.S., Iowa." Quad-City Times, February 11, 2007, Section H, p. 1, 7

2006    McGee, Carrie. "Misleading Trails." Number: An Independent Arts Journal, Spring/Summer 2006. pp. 20-21

Schnoor, Christopher. "The News in Art at Boise Art Museum." Boise Weekly, February 22- 28, 2006, pp. 11-13

2005    Higgins, Shaun O’L. and Striegel, Collen. Press Gallery: The Newspaper in Modern and Contemporary Art. New Media Ventures, Inc. 2005. pp. 190-191 (book)

Maddox, David. "Trans-Pacific Conversation: American and Chinese Artists Confront the Realities of Globalization in Distinctly Different Ways." Nashville Scene, November 24, 2005

Ridolfi, Mark. "Inspiration Arrives Today in Davenport Courthouse." Quad-City Times, October 10, 2005, p. A11(The Editorial Page)

Edwards, Jim. "All the news that fits, and then some." Catalog essay, The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Hackett, Regina. "Messing With the Message: Art as News." catalog essay, The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Muchnic, Suzanne. "Old Meets Bold." Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2005 2004   

Laster, Paul. “Xiaoze Xie: 2001-2003 Fragmentary Views.” Art Asia Pacific, No. 43 (Winter, 1/23/10 2004): p. 84 Coleman, Rufus. “Painting the News.” The North Texan, Winter 2004. pp. 34-35

Heartney, Eleanor. “A War and Its Images.” Art in America, Vol. 92, No. 9 (October 2004): p. 55

Nichols, Matthew Guy. “Xiaoze Xie at Charles Cowles.” Art in America, Vol. 92, No. 6 (June/July 2004): p. 181

Wu, Penghui. “The Possibilities of Implication, Misleading Trails.” Art World, Issue No. 172 (September 2004): p. 16

Suh, Sangsuk. “Painted History through Slices of Newspapers.” Wolganmisool (Monthly Art, Korean), June 2004, pp. 111-115

Goodbody, Bridget L. “Xiaoze Xie, ‘2001-2003 Fragmentary Views." Time Out New York, Issue No. 445 (April 8-15, 2004): p. 53

Reproduction and review in The New Yorker, April 5, 2004. p.14, 18 Loos, Ted. “Fish Wrap, Bird Cage Liner, Still Life.” The New York Times, Sunday, March 21,
2004, p. 32

Heartney, Eleanor. “The Certainty of Uncertainty: History and Memory in the Work of Xiaoze Xie.” Catalogue essay for Xiaoze Xie: 2001-2003 Fragmentary Views, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City

Li, Xianting. “The Regeneration of Three Traditions.” catalogue essay for Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. p. 16, 2003   

Mak, Gerry. “Disposable History, Xie’s solo exhibit at CAAW reminds us that history is malleable.” That’s Beijing, October 2003, p. 38

Leanza, Beatrice. “Double-Code Reality: Slow Motion and Still Cropping from the Age of Symbiosis.” curator’s essay, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing
New American Paintings/Juried Exhibition-in-Print, Number 44. Boston: The Open Studios Press. pp. 158-161

2000    Josslin, Victoria. “Loss, Disintegration and Nostalgia at the Davidson Galleries.” Seattle Post- intelligencer, November 11, 2000

Hopkins, Debra L. “Order: An Installation and Paintings by Xiaoze Xie.” curator’s essay, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona

1999    Updike, Robin. “Show Wrestles with Reality, Books Dominate Xie’s Haunting, Ambiguous Work.” Seattle Times, February 25, 1999

Fugami, Tracey. “A Bookworm’s View.” International Examiner (Asian American Journal of the Northwest), Vol. 26, No. 4, Feb. 17 - March 3, 1999, p. 11

Newman, David. “Between Painting and Photography: Four Works by Xiaoze Xie.” Curator’s Essay, Brookhaven College Center for the Arts, Texas, February 1997

1996    Shang, Chong. “On Xie Xiaoze’s Art.” Jiangsu Art Monthly, Issue No. 191 (November 1996): pp. 31-35

1995  Wilson, Wade. “Illiteracy on Canvas.” Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, April 28, 1996, Section F, p. 2 Swift, Wes. “An Artistic History of Protest.” The Battalion, March 20, 1996, p. 3

Bever, Jennifer. “Searching for Artistic Freedom, Chinese Painter’s Work Open to Many Interpretations.” Bryan-College Station Eagle, March 17, 1996, p. D9

Wilson, Wade. “A Moving Mix of Classical Style, Powerful Statement.” Fort-Worth Star- Telegram, November 26, 1995, Section F, p. 4

Wilson, Wade. “ ‘Mosaics’ Puts Together Pieces of Chinese Culture.” Fort-Worth Star- Telegram, June 11, 1995, Section F, p. 49

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