2014   Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University

2016   Certificate in General Studies of Photography, School of International Center of Photography

2018   Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts, Pratt Institute  

Selected Group Exhibitions

June-August 2016  Another Kind of Paradise, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York, NY.

May 2017  The Artist’s Body curated by Justine Kurland, Studio Duo NYC, Long Island City, NY.

May 2017  Common Place Art Exhibit, Theresa Byrnes Gallery, New York, NY.

October 2017      2017 Photo &Video EDU intensive, SONY Square Gallery, New York, NY.

May 2018 Jaceb Tivc, Pfizer factory building, Brooklyn, NY.

June-September 2018  Graduate Fine Arts 2018, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

November-December 2018  Common Ground, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Jan-Feb 2019  Giant Steps, The Factory LIC, Long Island City, NY.

Jan-Mar 2019  2019 Artist’s Annual, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

Feb-May 2019  56th Annual Juried Competition, The Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA.

March 2019  A Sense of Place, Pop-up Show Place, New York, NY.

March 2019  People’s Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

May-June 2019 13th Annual Juried Exhibition at GoggleWorks Center of the Arts, Reading, PA.

Solo Exhibitions

April 2018   Solo Thesis Exhibition, Flat Gold, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.


December 2018 Kala Art Institute Artist-in-Residence, Berkeley, CA.

April 2019 The Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA.

May 2019 ChaShaMa North International Artist-in-Residence Program, Pine Plains, NY.

Publications and Media

“Jiawei Zhao.” Friend of The Artist. Volume 9, May 2019.

Public Collections

Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA. Donated 2019.

Honors and Awards

$50,000 Merit Scholarship Award. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. 2016, 2017, 2018.

Exhibitions Curated

August-September 2017 Memory, Identity, and Displacement, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.