Iris Xing is from Beijing, China; currently based in New York City. She does photography, video, sculpture, installation, drawing and food styling. Her work plays a lot with rainbow color and ludic imaginations. Her work has been exhibited in New York, London, Beijing and other places in the world. She is super into rainbow color, food and drum.

 

     "I make everything rainbow, no matter it is a photograph, a video, a drawing or whatever :) "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

2016      MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, U.S.

2013      BA   Advertising, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

 

Shows

Group Exhibitions

2016      MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Thesis Exhibition, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, U.S.

2016      Facsimiles, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, U.S.

2016      SVA MFA PHOTO Spring Salon, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2016      The Food Show, Local Project, New York, U.S.

2016      Lunar New Year Group Show, SVA student center, New York

2015      SVA MFA PHOTO Fall Salon, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2015      SVA BFA FINE ART Open Studio, SVA fine art building, New York, U.S.

2015      Greenpoint Gallery's Holiday Salon Show Extravaganze, Greenpoint Gallery, New York, U.S.

2015      Photomonth East London, International Photography Festival, London, U.K.

2015      Bucharest Photo Week, National Museum of Romania, Bucharest, ROU.

2015      New Narratives: the 4th Annual Sandwich Club Summit, Wassaic, NY, U.S.

2015      The 15th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2015      SVA Galleries Call For Entries--Licking the Trigger, SVA Gallery, New York, U.S.

2015      Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, U.K.

2015      SVA MFA PHOTO Spring Salon, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2015      Small Bytes Microcinema, University of Iowa Main Library, Iowa, U.S.

2015      Second National Youth Photography Festvial, Beijing, China

2015      Drop, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2015      Art Mora Open Call, Coohaus Art, New York, U.S.

2014      SVA MFA PHOTO Fall Salon, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2014      Six Plus One Photography Exihibiiton, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

2014      Golden Colt Award, World College Student Photography Exhibition, Jiangxi, China

2014      Over-Colored, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2014      Relativity Debut Exhibition, CHAOS, Roosevelt Island, New York, U.S.

2014      UNICEF's Next Generation Photo Benefit, Aperture Gallery, New York, U.S.

2014      SVA MFA PHOTO Spring Salon, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2013      SVA MFA PHOTO Fall Salon, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2014Candy Crush, SVA photography building, New York, U.S.

2012      Hardworking Makes Happiness, Haidian Labor Union, Beijing, China

Solo Exhibition

2013    

 

Publications

2016      Thesis Exhibition Reviewed by Musee Magazine

2016      The Cut, New York Magazine

2015      Essence of National Youth Photography Festival, China Photographers Association

2015      Drop, Float Magazine

2014      Rainbow Diary, iBook store

2014      Broadband Magazine, Issue 5-photography students

2014      All the Best, Alice, SVA photo department

2012      Charming Xicheng, China Photographic Publishing House

 

Photographer

2016      Photographer for Art in a Time of Chaos, China Institute, New York

2016      Photographer and Videographer at LifeP2P, New York

2015      Photographer & Designer, AIJU NYC, New York

2015      Photographer for the first issue of Along Magazine

2015      Videographer of Yichen Sheng's thesis installation Intrinsic Screm

2015      Videomaker of commercial advertising "15 William st.", Sino-Ocean Land

2015      Onset Photographer in short commercial film "New York 180", directed by Hongkai Sun

2014      Photographer & VideomakerAIZHIBO.TV, New York

2014      Still Photographer in film "Fall in New York", directed by Min Ding

2014      Behind-the-scene Photographer in film "Devil in the Doorway", directed by Chase Tarca

2012      Photographer for Beijing National Day School 60th anniversary

2012      Photographer in The Seventh International Day, Beijing University of Technology

2012      Photo Series of Activities of Overseas Students, Beijing University of Technology

2011       Case Study Research Conference for Photographer, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University

2011       Lecture Series of Advertising, College of Humanities and Social Science, Beijing University of Technology

 

Awards

2015      Finalist of New Delta Review

2015      Shortlist, Student Focus, Sony World Photography Award

2015      Second National Youth Photography Festvial, Outstanding New Photographyer

2013      Outstanding College Graduates of Beijing

2013      Outstanding Graduates of Beijing University of Technology

2012      Special Viewpoint Photo Contest, Beijing University of Technology, First Prize

2012      Beijing Spirit Photo Contest, Beijing University of Technology, Grand Prize

2012      Hardworking Makes Perfect Photo Contest, Haidian Labor Union, Beijing, First Prize

2012      The Imperial Palace Photo Contest, Beijing University of Technology, Excellent Award

2012      The Second Green Travel Garment Design Competition, Beijing University of Technology, Excellent Award

2012      Merit Student Award, Beijing University of Technology

2012      Science and Innovation Prize, Beijing University of Technology

2011       The Fourth National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students, Second Prize

2011       Excellent Scores Student Prize, Beijing New Oriental

2010      DIY (Colored Drawing Group), Beijing University of Technology, First Prize

2009     The Facial Mask Design Competition, Beijing University of Technology, Excellence Award

2009-13 First-Class Scholarship, Beijing University of Technology

 

Others

2016      Art Director for Laofengxiang Jewlery New York Advertisement

2016      Art Director for One Mile Advertisement

2016      TA for Chris Callis' Lighting Class at School of Visual Arts

2016      Interviewed by Tumblr Official

2016      Model for Jeri Gong’s film, The Fall

2016      Interviewed by Life P2P

2016      Featured by Outstanding Alumni Series, October First Middle School

2015 fall-16 spring Documentarian assistantship in SVA MFA photo

2015      Outsanting Alumini Article "BJUT and ME" for Beijing University of Technology 55th anniversary

2015      Production Volunteer for Photoville, New York, U. S.

2015      Talk on New York+Tokyo MFA Photography Student Meeting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2015      Talk on Butterfly Effects Platform, Beijing, China

2015      A Conversation on "Experimental Photography", Third Photography Salon, 706 Space, Beijing, China

2015      Experience Sharing Meeting with Advertising Department, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

2015      Translator for Charles Traub's lecture to Butterfly Effect Platform

2015      Attendance of LDV Vision Summit, School of Visual Arts Theatre, New York, U.S.

2015      Special Thanks in Kaiyu Wang's thesis film Dry Clean

2015      Assist Grahame Weinbren with Millennium Film Journal Distribution

2015      Founder of Beijing University of Technology Alumni Association of USA

2015      Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, U.S. 

2014      Volunteer for Paint a Community Mural, One to World & CITY arts, New York, U.S.

2014      Teaching Assistant of Gae Savannah, Contemporary Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, U.S.

2013      Designer of the Collection of thesis, Social Science Department, Beijing University of Technology, China

2012      Teaching Assistant of Lin Dong, the lecture of Advertising Photography, Beijing University of Technology, China

2012      Projects and Studio assistant of Jianguo Feng, Beijing, China

2012      Volunteer for Care Package, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

2012      Model United Nation, Columbia University, New York, U.S.

 

Work

Mostly doing freelance work as photographer, videographer, food stylist, art director, event planner and designer

2016.10-present    Gong Cha, New York

2016.9-present     Teaching Assistant for Chris Callis’ Lighting Class, School of Visual Arts, New York

2016.6-preset       Photographer and video specialist, LifeP2P, New York

2015.9-2016.6       Documentarian at MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, School of Visual Arts, New York

2015.8-present      Co-founder of food-sharing&gathering platform 柴米 chaimi, New York

2010-2013              Studio assistant for Jianguo Feng, Beijing, China

 

Band Performance

2016.10.23     Noise Era, Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY

2016.10.20     Up Facility, Indi Rock Night, Leftfield, New York, NY

2016.9.2         Up Facility, Rock 4 Hope, American Beauty, New York, NY

2016.8.27       Noise Era, Washington Square Park, New York, NY

2016.8.16        Noise Era, Open Mic, Maxwell, Hoboken, NJ

 

Current Projects

 

Foodie Ways to Make Friends @柴米 chaimi

Drummer for Up Facility and Noise Era

Artist Group Honris