Xie was born in Guandong, China, and his academic achievements include a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing, Master of Fine Arts from Central Academy of Arts and Design in Beijing, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas.
In his art, Xie analyzes political and cultural realities in his homeland of China. He paints symbolic imagery derived from newspapers, decaying books, museum libraries, and media images of current events.
"Personally, I liked the fact the he paints books and newspapers. It's a unique subject and rich with symbolism. -Rick Mula, Visual Arts Committee ChairPersonally, I liked the fact that he paints books and newspapers. It's a unique subject and rich with symbolism," said Rick Mula, Committee Chairperson.
A power point containing images of Xie's artwork will possibly be viewed during his lecture, giving visitors the chance to see many of his works that are on display around the world.
VAC is cosponsoring this event with the Knoxville Museum of Art. The KMA will have a Dine and Discover event March 9 at 12 to 1 p.m. There will also be a members opening reception March 10 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Xie's art can be viewed at the Knoxville Museum of Art from March 11 through March 15 in the Faires Stokely Gallery.
This event along with all events hosted by the VAC is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding VAC and upcoming events visit http://activities.utk.edu/cpc/vac/.