Originally from Shanghai, China, photographer Pixy Liao currently resides in the United States, Brooklyn, where she is a NYFA member in photography. Liao’s photographs have been exhibited around the world including the Asia Society Sex Museum, Leo Xu Projects, He Xiangning Art Museum, subway photos and the Flower Gallery.
She presents her important work like that : “As a woman raised in China, I thought that I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who would be my protector and my mentor. Since, I met my current boyfriend, Moro, who is 5 years younger than me, I had the impression that the whole concept of relationship had completely changed. I became the person who has more authority and power.
One of my male friends even wondered how I have choosen a boyfriend as a man would choose a girlfriend. And I thought, “Fine, that’s exactly what I’m doing and why not!”
She experienced this relationship with photography by portraying her couple in search of heterosexual norms and reversed roles. Her boyfriend is Japanese, she herself being Chinese, her project is also an exploration of the double relationship of love and hatred.
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