2018 Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Certificate in General Studies of Photography, School of International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2014 Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

Nov 2019-Mar 2020 Artist Co-op exhibition, Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, Jamaica, NY

August-September 2019 Summer Salon Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY

July 2019 When Black Swallows Red, La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY.

July 2019 SAAC’S 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition/Competition, El Dorado, AR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solo Exhibitions

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


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

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

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

Publications and Media

“Jiawei Zhao and his practice.” Friend of The Artist. P146-149, Volume 9, May 28, 2019.

“A Sense of Place” Review by US China Press, B4, Mar.28, 2019

“Jiawei Zhao and his artwork” featured by Artfare,

“Jiawei Zhao and his artwork” featured by Pratt x Artspace online exhibition,

“Jiawei Zhao, his practice and work” reviewed by Jill Waterman, B&H Explora Blog.

“Jiawei Zhao grapples with China’s influence on American culture” featured by Artqol,

Public Collections

Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA. 2019.

Honors and Awards

2019 Second Place Winner, Fall 2019 Portrait Exhibition, Mobius Photo, Brooklyn, NY.

2019 Honorable Mention, Woodstock AIR, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY.

2016-2018 Merit Scholarship Award. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

Exhibitions Curated

2017 August-September, Second-year Photography MFA candidates Group Exhibition

(Memory, Identity, and Displacement), Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Artist Talk/Lecture

2019 Presentation held by ChaShaMa North, Pine Plains Free Library, Pine Plains, NY, May 10.