Pixy Liao is a Chinese artist living and working in New York
Episode 176: Pixy Liao is a Chinese artist living and working in New York.
(Editorial Note: The audio is slightly flawed) Pixy Liao and I caught up about her current exhibition at Fotografiska in New York entitled Your Gaze Belongs To Me curated by our favorite curator Holly Roussell. We spoke about her past and how she came to studying photography in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to New York with her partner Moro who also features in her work and with whom she plays in a band called Pimo.
During the conversation, we spoke about Pixy’s many talents and her work with Moro for her long-term project Experimental Relationship and how their dynamic functions through the work. In the series, Pixy takes on the dominant role of the two while also sharing the authorship of the image by giving Moro the power to trip the shutter and create the photograph. It is a very interesting and shared project that pivots traditional gender roles through the use of performative photography. Questions of authorship and collaboration are at the root of the work.
Please tune in and if in the New York area, go check out her exhibition. Pixy is an incredibly gifted multi-disciplinary artist whom I am certain we will hear more from going forward. Please also check out Pimo!