Huidi XiangThird-Year MFA Candidate
Huidi Xiang weaves together her educational background in architecture design and her fascination with cartoon animations to invent an artist lexicon that allows her to create artwork in a playful yet forensic, personal yet universal gesture. Her sculptures and installations often resemble existing functional objects or systems but with twisted plots, thus generating alternative narratives that reveal hidden aspects of existing ideologies.
Huidi Xiang was born and raised in Chengdu, China, and attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, receiving a B.A. in Architecture and in Studio Arts in 2018. Huidi’s artwork and design work have been exhibited at venues internationally, including Center for Architecture and Design in New Orleans, LA, USA, Powder Room in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, South London Gallery in London, UK, and Yiiie Gallery in Chengdu, China. Huidi has also completed some artist residencies, including the Millay Colony for the Arts (2020), Contemporary Calgary “Collider” In-Residence Artist Residency (2020), and Project Row Houses Summer Studios (2016).