Xiaosheng Bi is a native of Xian, China where he worked as a graphic designer before earning his bachelor’s and masters degree at the College of Art at in Beijing, China. After teaching ceramics at Qinghua University for eight years, Xiaosheng immigrated to Chicago where he continued to teach ceramics and develop his own studio work. In 2004 he moved to the Washington, D.C. area and now lives in Derwood, Maryland and teaches at Montgomery College and is a Studio Artist at VisArts as well as teaching Intermediate Ceramics.
Xiaosheng’s work reflects his traditional Chinese influences, yet is infused with a contemporary aesthetic. Suffused with gentle colors, his delicate forms shine with the brilliant translucency of bone china porcelain. Traditional Chinese motifs such as bamboo leaves or lotus blossoms are painted with dynamic, nearly abstract strokes. Through his life and work, Xiaosheng has formed a bridge between the introspective sensibilities of Chinese culture and the dynamism of modern Western culture.