Xiao graduated last year from Brandeis University with majors in art history and studio art. As a woman painter, naturally Xiao is interested in feminine art and is full of passion for studying women artists and visual representations of female figures in artworks. Her research focuses on gender issues and sexuality in East Asian art. Xiao is an a cat-lover and has a super cute family cat in China, who is puffy and very lazy. In her spare time, Xiao likes to look for restaurants with good food and sweets.
Project: Xiao will join the team of specialists putting together the interdepartmental LGBTQ+ Art Material Culture & History Auction to be held on August 18, 2022, and will participate in all aspects of the auction process which include catalogue production, editing, assisting with condition reports, managing the in-house inventory, installing the sale preview, meeting with clients to view the exhibition, event support, phone bidding during the auction and post-sale support. Xiao act as the sale coordinator and project manager for all sale logistics and will work alongside the Director and President of Swann Galleries, Nicholas Lowry who puts this sale together annually.