Bio

Yongxuan(April) Shao (b.1990) is an artist who got her BFA in Exhibition Design from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2014 and her MFA degree in Studio Art from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. She was originally born and raised in China, and currently, lives and works in Minneapolis. Her works have exhibited both in the U.S. and China.

2020  MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, US

2017  Post-Bacc Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, US

2014  BFA, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute – College of Public Art, Chongqing,            CN 

2020  Launch Exhibition, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, IL, US

2020  The Future of Our Plans (Online), Chicago, IL, US

2020  Long Hello, Curated by Carter Foster, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee,                 WI, US

2020  Uncanny Reconstruction, Abstract Lunch Gallery, Chicago, IL, US

2019  “For A Private Space”, HoPEX Studio, Room 212, Beijing, CN

2019  Graduate Noontime Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,                      Chicago, IL, US

2019  Open Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

2018  Open Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

2017  “SAIC Post-Bacc Salon”, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,             IL, US

2017  Open Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

 

2019  Carol Becker Dean's Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of                    Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

2019  New Grellner Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,                        Chicago, IL, US                                   

2019  Ox-Bow Summer School Work Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI, US

2018  LeRoy Neiman Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,                      Chicago, IL, US

2013  Award of Excellence for “Art · Space” Design of Aesthetic Materials                    Library, Chengdu, CN

2010  Award of Excellence in Exhibition of Freshmen’s Works, SFAI,                            Chongqing, CN

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