Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Born 1966, Guangdong, China. Lives and works in Palo Alto, California, and Beijing, China.


EDUCATION

1996 Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
1991 Master of Arts, Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, China
1988 Bachelor of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

AWARDS

2013 Painters and Sculptors Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York
2008 The National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Humanities, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Interpreting Brooklyn Project Grant, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York
2003 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, New York
2002 U.S. General Services Administration's Art-in-Architecture Program commission for the Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse, Davenport, Iowa (catalog of project published in 2007 by GSA)
2001 Lindback Minority Junior Faculty Grant, Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999 Arizona Artists Materials Fund Grants, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1996 Awards to Artist, The Kimbrough Fund Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1995 First Place, Voertman Art Exhibition, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
1994 Exhibit of North Texas Area Art League, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017-18 Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Confrontation and Disruption: Paintings by Xiaoze Xie, The Art Gallery at Stanford in Washington, Washington, DC
Endurance: New Works by Xie Xiaoze, Chambers Fine Art, New York, New York
2015 Subtexts, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Xiaoze Xie: Excerpts, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Xiaoze Xie: Libraries, Moatti Masters/Contemporary, London, UK
2014 Multiple Perspectives: New Work by Xie Xiaoze, Chambers Fine Art, New York, New York
2013 Multiple Perspectives: New Work by Xie Xiaoze, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
Transcience, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California
2012 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011 Xiaoze Xie: Resistant Archeology, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Transient Memories, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas  
Layers: Recent Work by Xiaoze Xie, Chambers Fine Art, New York, New York; Bing
Stanford in Washington, Washington D.C.
Xiaoze Xie: Theatre of Power, Mesaros Galleries, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
2010 Layers: Recent Work by Xiaoze Xie, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China (catalog)
Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments (1993-2008), Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University,
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  Touring through 2012: Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville,
Tennessee; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon;
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine. (catalog)
Rhythm of Time, Corridor of Memory: A Site-specific Installation by Xie Xiaoze, MADA
s.p.a.m. Architectural Studio Office at Red Star Kindergarten, Shanghai
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California
2009 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2008 Acts and Scenes 2001-2007, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Quotidian Truths: Paintings by Xie Xiaoze, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles,
California
Both Sides Now, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2007 Xiaoze Xie: Photographs, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Disposable Views, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, North Carolina
Legacy, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea (catalog)
Transient Memories: Works on Paper by Xie Xiaoze, dARTex, The Danish Cultural
Center, Beijing, China (catalog)
Xiaoze Xie: Works on Paper, The Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Ghent, Belgium
(catalog)
2006 The MoMA Library, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York (catalog)
2005 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004 2001-2003 Fragmentary Views, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York (catalog)
2003 History: A Microscopic View, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington
2002 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2000 Order: An Installation and Paintings by Xiaoze Xie, Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
1998 Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington
1996 Puppet/Recent Work by Xiaoze Xie, New Talent Gallery, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
Xiaoze Xie: The Library Paintings, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas
1995 Mosaics Series: Xiaoze Xie, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 The 1st China Xinjiang International Arts Biennale, Urumqi International Exhibition Center, Urumqi, China
Beyond Architecture, Long Art Museum, Shanghai; Times Cultural Complex Art Center, Guangzhou, China
Now Read This: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Idaho Center for the Book, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Deep Reading, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Yuan Yunfu & Tsinghua Fine Art Group, East Exhibition Hall, National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
Alumni Showcase: Rachel Cox, Elliot Johnson, Xiaoze Xie, UNT Art Space, Dallas, Texas
2013 Chroma, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Zero State: 2013 The First Biennale of Installation Art in China, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, Xiangshan Art Museum, Beijing, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China
The Awakening of Intuition, The 13th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, multiple venues, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
Living Legacies: The JSMA@80, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Mark My Word, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California         
ac·qui·si·tions: A Selection from the Past Decade, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
We: 1994-2013 The 20th Anniversary Collective Exhibition of Chinese Song Zhuang Artists, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
Ex Libris, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Lies that Tell the Truth: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana (catalog)
War & Healing, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
The Moment for Ink: Documenting the History of Ink Painting in America, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, San Francisco State University and the Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, California (catalog)
2012 Aspects of a New Realism, Roger Arthur Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana (curated by Michael Klein)
2011-12 Across the Divide, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Courtyard Gallery, The University of Texas at Austin (catalog)
2011 Book-ish, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
I Believe – Chinese Contemporary Art in Songzhuang, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing (catalog)
Shang Shang Art Museum, Beijing
New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Re-Present: Pat Boas, Adam Chapman, Isaac Layman, Joe Park, Xiaoze Xie, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon 
Memory, Well Art, Shanghai
The Message and the Medium: The Library Turns 10, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
2009-10 Something Geographical: Vernon Fisher, Buzz Spector and Xiaoze Xie, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Illinois
2009 First Chongqing Biennale for the Young Artists, Chongqing International Convention and Exhibition Center, Chongqing, China (catalog)
China Urban: Exploring the Historical and Contemporary Chinese City, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon (catalog)
2008-09 Texas Collects Asia: Contemporary Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas.
2008 Absurd Recreation: Contemporary Art from China, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California (catalog)
2007 Just Words: Xu Bing, Hong Hao, and Xie Xiaoze, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, California
What We Keep: An Exhibition on Books and Memory (Xiaoze Xie, Michele Oka Doner and Nina Katchadourian), Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho
Between Reality and Illusion, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Curated by George Morton and Karol Howard (catalog)
2006-08 Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New
York, New York; Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI. Curated by Wu Hung (catalog)
2006 What War? White Box, New York, New York. Curated by Eleanor Heartney, Larry Litt, and Juan Puntes
Why Lee Shot C: Buzz, she left 'em Vernon! (William T. Wiley, Xiaoze Xie, Buzz Spector, Vernon Fisher) Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2004-06 Misleading Trails, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China; NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, lL; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX; Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Vanderbilt University Art Gallery, Nashville, TN; Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD; Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (catalog)
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI; Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA; University of California San Diego Art Gallery, San Diego, CA; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA (catalog)
2005-06 The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Utah; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper,  
Wyoming; Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho (catalog)
2004 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, Texas (catalog)
2003 The Great Drawing Show 1550-2003, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Cross the Divide, Max L. Gatov and Werby Art Galleries at California State University, Long Beach, California (catalog)
2001 Sally Packard and Xiaoze Xie, Art League Houston, Houston, Texas
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2000 2000 Exhibition of Guangdong Contemporary Oil Paintings, Guangdong Museum of
Art, Guangzhou, China
Recipients of 1999 Arizona Artists Materials Fund Grants, Contemporary Forum,
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Rosalyn Richards & Xiaoze Xie, Bucknell University Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
1999 West Looks East: Jae Hahn, Katherine Chang Liu, Chiaki Shuji, Hung Liu, Yung Ja Lee,Younghee Cho Martin, Xiaoze Xie, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1998 Building for the Millennium: Recent Acquisitions, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
1997 George Segal and Xiaoze Xie, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
1996 First Texas Annual, grand opening group show, The Contemporary Art Center of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
1995 Scott Barber and Xiaoze Xie, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
1994 Unity and Diversity, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
1993 Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas
1991 Four Young Artists, Shantou Painting Institute, Guangdong, China

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Bates College Museum of Art
Bucknell University Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, New York
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Tancock, John. "Multiple Perspectives." Master’s Profile, The Fine Arts World, March/April 2014, pp. 38-49
2013 Wei, Lilly. "Xie Xiaoze at Chambers Fine Art." ARTnews December 2013, p. 107
Baker, Kenneth. “Wilson-Ryckman and Xie.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 7, 2013, p. E-2
New American Painting/Juried Exhibition-in-Print, No. 103, Pacific Coast, Volume 17, Issue 6, December/January 2013, pp. 150-153
2012 Baker, Kenneth. “Xie at Anglim.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2012. p. E2
Little, Carl. “Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments (1993-2008).” Art New England, March/April 2012
Konau, Britta. “’Ampllified Moments’ of power and knowledge.” The Portland Phoenix, February 15, 2012
2011 Morse, Trent. “Xiaoze Xie at Chambers Fine Art.” ARTnews June 2011, p. 109
2010 Baker, Kenneth. “Library Still Lifes Exude Elegiac Air.” San Francisco Chronicle, January 9, 2010. p. E3
Kelley, Jeff. “The Archivist.” Catalogue essay, Layers: Recent Works by Xiaoze Xie,           
Chambers  Fine Art, Beijing, China.
Bowie, Chas. “Quite a Group at Leach.” The Oregonian, February 26, 2010.
2009 Dault, Gary Michael. “To Paint Book Is to Save Them.” The Globe and Mail, September 12, 2009.
Claypool, Lisa. “China Urban: An Interview with Xie Xiaoze.” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, July/August 2009, Volume 8, Number 4. pp. 41-50
Reproductions in Harvard Review. Number 37. pp. 140-141
2008 Caine, William. “The Spirit of Law/Iowa Reports” in GSA Art in Architecture Selected
Artworks 19997-2008, introduction by Eleanor Heartney. U.S. General Services
Administration, 2008, pp.100-103 (book)
Brumer, Andy, "Previews of Exhibitions: Xie Xiaoze." ArtScene, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 15-16
Smith, Roberta. "When Newspaper Photographs Are Worth a Thousand Paintings." The New York Times, November 6, 2008. p. C1, C5
Reproduction in Harper’s Magazine. August 2008. p. 73
Artner, Alan G. Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2008
Nance, Kevin. "For Xie, papers are all the news that's fit to paint Print friendly." Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, 2008
2007 Wei, Lilly. "On Time: The Works of Xiaoze Xie." Brochure essay, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York Cortland, Cortland, New York
Reproductions in BOL Journal. Winter 2007. pp. 143-154
Zhang, Ting. "Transient Memories." Phoenix Weekly, Issue No. 264, August 2007, pp. 60-63
Li, Yanling. "Transient Memories: Works on Paper by Xie Xiaoze." Shanghai Stock
News, Saturday, July 21, 2007. p. 15
Xia, Kejun. "Transient Memories and the Responsibility of Reading." Catalog essay,
Transient Memories: Works on Paper by Xie Xiaoze, The Danish Art Exchange, Beijing, China
Doom, R. "Wanneer de dappere winterpruimen in de sneeuw bloesemen..." catalog
essay, Xiaoze Xie: Werken op papier, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Ghent, Belgium
Vaughn, Katie. "Speaking Volumes, Paintings of Books Honor Legal System in U.S.,
Iowa." Quad-City Times, February 11, 2007, Section H, p. 1, 7
2006 McGee, Carrie. "Misleading Trails." Number: An Independent Arts Journal,
Spring/Summer 2006. pp. 20-21
Schnoor, Christopher. "The News in Art at Boise Art Museum." Boise Weekly, February 22-28, 2006, pp. 11-13
2005 Higgins, Shaun O’L. and Striegel, Collen. Press Gallery: The Newspaper in Modern and Contemporary Art. New Media Ventures, Inc. 2005. pp. 190-191 (book)
Maddox, David. "Trans-Pacific Conversation: American and Chinese Artists Confront
the Realities of Globalization in Distinctly Different Ways." Nashville Scene, November 24, 2005
Ridolfi, Mark. "Inspiration Arrives Today in Davenport Courthouse." Quad-City Times,
October 10, 2005, p. A11(The Editorial Page)
Edwards, Jim. "All the news that fits, and then some." Catalog essay, The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Hackett, Regina. "Messing With the Message: Art as News." catalog essay, The Daily
News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Old Meets Bold." Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2005
2004 Laster, Paul. “Xiaoze Xie: 2001-2003 Fragmentary Views.” Art Asia Pacific, No. 43
(Winter 2004): p. 84
Coleman, Rufus. “Painting the News.” The North Texan, Winter 2004. pp. 34-35
Heartney, Eleanor. “A War and Its Images.” Art in America, Vol. 92, No. 9 (October
2004): p. 55
Nichols, Matthew Guy. “Xiaoze Xie at Charles Cowles.” Art in America, Vol. 92, No. 6
(June/July 2004): p. 181
Wu, Penghui. “The Possibilities of Implication, Misleading Trails.” Art World, Issue No.172 (September 2004): p. 16
Suh, Sangsuk. “Painted History through Slices of Newspapers.” Wolganmisool
(Monthly Art, Korean), June 2004, pp. 111-115
Goodbody, Bridget L. “Xiaoze Xie, ‘2001-2003 Fragmentary Views." Time Out New York, Issue No. 445 (April 8-15, 2004): p. 53
Reproduction and review in The New Yorker, April 5, 2004. p.14, 18
Loos, Ted. “Fish Wrap, Bird Cage Liner, Still Life.” The New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 2004, p. 32
Heartney, Eleanor. “The Certainty of Uncertainty: History and Memory in the Work of
Xiaoze Xie.” Catalogue essay for Xiaoze Xie: 2001-2003 Fragmentary Views, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City
Li, Xianting. “The Regeneration of Three Traditions.” catalogue essay for Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. p. 16
2003 Mak, Gerry. “Disposable History, Xie’s solo exhibit at CAAW reminds us that history is
malleable.” That’s Beijing, October 2003, p. 38
Leanza, Beatrice. “Double-Code Reality: Slow Motion and Still Cropping from the Age of Symbiosis.” curator’s essay, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing
New American Paintings/Juried Exhibition-in-Print, Number 44. Boston: The Open
Studios Press. pp. 158-161
2000 Josslin, Victoria. “Loss, Disintegration and Nostalgia at the Davidson Galleries.” Seattle Post-intelligencer, November 11, 2000
Hopkins, Debra L.  “Order: An Installation and Paintings by Xiaoze Xie.” curator’s essay, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
1999 Updike, Robin. “Show Wrestles with Reality, Books Dominate Xie’s Haunting,
Ambiguous Work.” Seattle Times, February 25, 1999
Fugami, Tracey. “A Bookworm’s View.” International Examiner (Asian American Journal of the Northwest), Vol. 26, No. 4, Feb. 17 - March 3, 1999, p. 11
1997 Newman, David. “Between Painting and Photography: Four Works by Xiaoze Xie.”
Curator’s Essay, Brookhaven College Center for the Arts, Texas, February 1997
1996 Shang, Chong. “On Xie Xiaoze’s Art.” Jiangsu Art Monthly, Issue No. 191 (November
1996): pp. 31-35
Wilson, Wade. “Illiteracy on Canvas.” Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, April 28, 1996, Section F, p. 2
Swift, Wes.  “An Artistic History of Protest.” The Battalion, March 20, 1996, p. 3
Bever, Jennifer.  “Searching for Artistic Freedom, Chinese Painter’s Work Open to Many Interpretations.” Bryan-College Station Eagle, March 17, 1996, p. D9
1995 Wilson, Wade.  “A Moving Mix of Classical Style, Powerful Statement.” Fort-Worth
Star-Telegram, November 26, 1995, Section F, p. 4
Wilson, Wade. “ ‘Mosaics’ Puts Together Pieces of Chinese Culture.” Fort-Worth
Star-Telegram, June 11, 1995, Section F, p. 4