Yao Xiao is born in Mainland China in 1990.Following her passion for art and for exploration, Yao came to the United States alone at the age of 16. She has found herself creating artworks in Chicago, Seattle, Memphis¡ªand now, New York City. Yao is currently studying at the School of Visual Art in NYC, majoring in illustration. The subject of her artwork include urban culture, fantasy creatures and erotic performers--sometime with these elements mixed.
Yao has won awards from the Kennedy center for Scenic Art and have been published in the U.S. and in China. Her recent publications include books for Roland Music Co. and the Tranmetropolitan Art Book. Her art is featured on Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School's blog and also, Warren Ellis's website. Other places her art has appeared in include the Licton Springs Review and Carpe Diem Review.
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Website: http://www.yaoxiaoart.comBlog: http://yaoxiaoart.tumblr.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/yaoxiaoartFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/yaoxiaoartNotes:
to see an article and interview about Yao Xiao on ChinaShop, Red Bull's culture blog, see here: http://www.chinashopmag.com/2011/04/artstar-yao-xiao/