Bio & CV:

Xiao Wang is a Chinese painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland where he received his BFA degree in Painting and Printmaking. He continued his study at San Francisco Art Institute and earned his MFA degree in Painting. 

Combining dramatic, moody color palettes with a realist approach, Wang’s figurative paintings draw visual and conceptual inspiration from Romanticism, the Symbolist Movement, and Magical Realism. Through examining visual arts that reflect rapid social and cultural historical change, he explores the contemporary psyche, particularly around topics such as politics, Chinese/Asian identity, and environmental crises.

Wang has shown internationally in Europe and The United States. His work has been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Create Magazine, and New American Paintings. Wang has also attended artist residency programs at MASS MoCA (MA), the Vermont Studio Center (VT), Root Division (CA) and Art Point (CA).



MFA, San Francisco Art Institute

BFA (Honor), Glasgow School of Art


2021 Hyperfoliage, Java Street Project, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Unrest Assured, Glass Rice, San Francisco, CA



SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

A Collective Escape, Deanna Evans Project, Brooklyn, NY


Borderwalls II, The Border Project, Brooklyn, NY

Hedges and Houses and Children, I Like Your Work Podcast


8th Anniversary Exhibition, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Adaptation, Shotwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA