Born in Changsha, China, Jiayi Liang is an artist working predominately in photography and performance art. She received her BFA degree from the University of New Mexico, and her work has been internationally exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and China.
Though currently immersed in the foreign country of the United States, Jiayi was inspired by the experiences and influence of her childhood cultural environment while growing up in China. Her work in photography, installation, video, and performance art, uses the body as the main subject in exploring traumatic memories, self-identity, mainstream culture, and limitations of language. Utilizing the body throughout different works as canvas, medium, and subject, She explores how these theories can manifest as a tool of expression within the practice of contemporary art in society.