Chengan Xia

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Chengan Xia is a visual artist and designer based in Chicago and Shanghai. Influenced by the complex socialist-capitalist social system in China, he employs maximalist aesthetics towards the production of multimedia artwork inspired by contemporary Chinese social phenomenon. By utilizing printed matter, photography, video and installation, his work studies and celebrates the complicated aesthetic system born from consumerism, technology, tradition and socialist politics.