Xia Gao is a visual artist who primarily works with fibers and textiles for 2D, 3D, and installation expressions. Gao has exhibited widely in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several national/international exhibition awards. Her work received support from competitive fellowships and grants from universities and foundations, including the Pritzker Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, ARNA Artist Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and I-Park Foundation. Gao ­­­­received her MFA in Textile Art/Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Design at Michigan State University.