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ABOUT

Xia is a multi-disciplinary artist born in southern China, grew up in suburban Maryland, and came into adulthood in Appalachia. She works with process as a medium to convey intersectional concepts of craft, colonialism, and femininity. Historical research heavily influences the materiality and narrative behind her work, as well as thoughts on cultural inheritance. She earned her MFA in 2015 and has completed residencies with Sonoma Ceramics (Sonoma, CA) in 2015, and awarded the Windgate Craft Artists Fellowship to participate at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) in 2016. Since 2012, Xia has exhibited nationally and internationally. She was the Alice C. Cole Visiting Artist at Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA) 2016- 2017, a 2017-2018 resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), and has recently participated at The Growlery (San Francisco, CA) as an artist in residence summer 2018 & 2019. She is presently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at The University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK).