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 physical and conceptual medium to convey intersectional concepts of craft, colonialism, and femininity. Historical research of othered-ness heavily influences the materiality and narrative behind her work, as well as thoughts on cultural inheritance. 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 an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati.