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Amy Chiao is an interdisciplinary artist and designer working in object design, performance, and video. Based in Los Angeles, California. Chiao comes from an eccentric family of Cantonese musicians and composers, Opera singers, and mannequin manufacturers. She holds a BFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design 2014. She has worked as a designer in both product and theater industries.

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A C H I A O @ A L U M N I . R I S D . E D U


EDUCATION

2019 - 2022 MFA SCENE DESIGN, CALARTS

2014 BFA TEXTILES, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

PRESS

http://www.wweek.com/arts/visual-arts/2018/03/21/a-new-performance-art-piece-examines-propaganda-through-a-russian-pop-star-and-toilets/

http://www.cohoproductions.org/blog/amy-chiaos-visual-vocabulary-philips-glass-menagerie/

https://www.nike.com/launch/t/behind-design-womens-air-huarache-ultra-doernbecher-2016

http://textileartscenter.com/blog/italian-opera-and-mannequins-amy-chiao/

http://our.risd.edu/post/70219298698/wrapped-from-head-to-toe-in-a-thick-sheath-of-soft

THEATER WORK EXPERIENCE

2018 - TENOR BY NIGHT EL PORTAL THEATRE, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (Producer, Casting Director, Scenic, Projection, Props Designer)

2018 - IT’S ALL TRUE (OBJECT COLLECTION) LA MAMA THEATER, NYC (Mask Fabricator)

2018 - PHILIP’S GLASS MENAGERIE COHO THEATER, PORTLAND, OR (Production Designer)

2018 - PETE’S UNCLE VANYA REED COLLEGE, PORTLAND, OR (Props Designer/Set Dresser)

2017 - CO HO HO HO! COHO THEATER, PORTLAND, OR (Production Designer)

2017 - COHO LAB FELTRINELLI COHO THEATER, PORTLAND, OR (Production Designer)

2017 - THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE COHO THEATER, PORTLAND, OR (Props Master)

TEXTILE WORK EXPERIENCE

2014-2017 - NIKE MATERIALS DESIGNER , PORTLAND, OR

ARTIST RESIDENCIES / FELLOWSHIPS

2017 - 2018 - NIGHT LIGHTS Artists-in-Residence Collaboration with Chloe Cooper REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL (RACC) & OPEN SIGNAL, PORTLAND, OR

2014 - OPEN STYLE LAB FELLOWSHIP MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 - A MELON BABY'S FALSETTO SOUNDS BETTER IN THE BATHROOM KILLJOY COLLECTIVE, PORTLAND, OR

2014 - FOURPLAY BENSON HALL GALLERY, PROVIDENCE, RI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 - LACDA TOP 40 LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART, CA

2018 - SEEING RED ONE ONE SIX TWO, LOS ANGELES, CA

2018 - INTERIOR FICTION THE VAST LAB, LOS ANGELES, CA

2018 - NIGHT LIGHTS: AMY CHIAO & CHLOE COOPER "PHIL OUTINGS IN PORTLAND," OPEN SIGNAL, PORTLAND, OR

2018 - ABSTRACT PERCEPTIONS exhibition of POW Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival NW DOCUMENTARY, PORTLAND, OR

2017 - NARROWCAST: An installation of Hyper-Local Broadcast Content of Open Signal’s Past and Current Producers OPEN SIGNAL, PORTLAND, OR

2015 - GALLERY DAMACY HIDDEN DOG, CHICAGO, IL 

2014 - OPENSIGNAL FESTIVAL GRANOFF CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI 

2014 - SPINNING BEACH BALL OF DEATH GRANOFF CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI 

2013 - LOCALLY MADE: ONE ROOM RISD MUSEUM, PROVIDENCE, RI

2013 - BODY: TALK GELMAN GALLERY, PROVIDENCE RI 

2012 - TEXTILES TRIENNIAL WOODS GERRY, PROVIDENCE, RI 

2012 - DESIGNING TRADITIONS III RISD MUSEUM, PROVIDENCE, RI

SCREENINGS

2018 - PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (PUFF 2018) CLINTON STREET THEATER, PORTLAND, OR

2018 - BROADCAST II SCREENING KILLJOY COLLECTIVE, PORTLAND, OR

2018 - REEL MUSIC: Northwest Music Video Showcase SKYPE LIVE STUDIO, PORTLAND, OR

2017 - MOVEMENT & FLOW : PORTLAND DANCE FILMS WHITSELL AUDITORIUM, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, OR 

2017 - PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (PUFF 2017) CLINTON STREET THEATER, PORTLAND, OR

2016 - UP (LYFT) VIDEO SCREENING OTION FRONT STUDIO, BROOKLYN, NY