Pixy Liao (Yijun Liao)

Yijun Liao, also known as Pixy Liao, is a Chinese artist, living in New York City. Liao was born in Shanghai. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Liao received an MFA in photography from the University of Memphis. She is mostly known for her series Experimental Relationship. The series depicts her with her younger Japanese boyfriend, Moro. The elaborate photography depicted challenges gender norms in regards to media and sexual expression. The boyfriend is often depicted with nudity, but uses censorship and posture in ways that are mainly used by female models and actresses. Her photography attempts to change the way society sees nudity and media through the lens of a whole new perspective. (Wikipedia source)

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