Friends with Money: Pixy Liao

Students create pop up books as a part of Pixy Liao's workshop.

Students create pop up books as a part of Pixy Liao’s workshop.

Name: Pixy Liao

Hometown: Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Gravesend

Favorite thing about your neighborhood:

Quiet, safe, and convenient for Asian grocery shopping

What did you get funded for?

Children Pop-Up Book Workshops at Brooklyn Libraries

What’s that all about?

The children pop-up book workshop is one and half hours long workshop provided at different Brooklyn library branches. The workshop is to teach the children how to make a simple pop up book, at the same time, encourage them to relate to their mother culture by teaching them in Mandarin.

What else do you have coming up?

Right now I’m also co-leading a group of adults at Queens Museum New New Yorker program with artist Juan Recman, making advanced digital storytelling projects.

What’s inspiring you right now?

My students’ work: either a pop-up card made by a 8 year old or photo stories made by a 70 year old.

Anything that you’re totally over?

Long hours of transportation in NYC.

When you’re not making art you’re…

Thinking about it or helping others to make art.

An example of student work. Image provided by artist.

An example of student work. Image provided by artist.

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Yijun (Pixy) Liao is an artist currently residing in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship, En Foco’s New Works Fellowship and LensCulture Exposure Awards, etc,. She has done artist residencies at Light Work, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Camera Club of New York.

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