Peter Xiao Biography

Peking, China, 1956

Chinese-born American established artist, Peter Tong Xiao's figurative work is dominated by his personal interpretation of figures and images.

Xiao trained at the University of Peking, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Since 1989, he has also served as a Professor of Arts at the Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.


2007 - Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH <`p> 2006 - Weyland Gallery, Divine Word College, Epworth, IA - Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2005 - Quad City International Airport Art Gallery, Moline, IL - Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL - Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery, LeClaire, IA - Cortona Art Gallery, Ashford University, Clinton, IA - Steeple Gallery, St. John, IN

2004 - Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada; - Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO; - Makers Making, Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL

2003 - The Mythical and the Mundane, featured artist, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL

2002 - Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island - Quad City International Art Gallery, Moline

2001 - Midcoast Fine Arts at the RiverCenter, Davenport, Iowa - "Women and Mothers", Quad City Artcenter, Rock Island

2000 - "The Painting Party", Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery, Le Claire, Iowa

1996 - InsideART, Chicago - Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery, Le Claire

1995 - "Plane-ly Behind Bars", Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa

1994 - "Figures in Circles", Quad City ArtsCenter; Rock Island - "Hair Schemes", The Performing Arts Salon and Gallery, Davenport

1993 - Harry's Hair Salon, or, Line + Plane = Clarity, mixed-media installation, CSPS, Cedar Rapids - "Haircut Series", La Mot Hair Studio, Madison

1991 - Quad City ArtsCenter, Rock Island - Marvin Cone Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids

1987 - Houston Hall Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1986 - Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia


2002 - Award in Design, Blackhawk College, Moline, Illinois.

2000 - 3rd Award, Annual Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition, Augustana Art Gallery, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

1999, 97, 95, 92 - Quad City Arts Dollars Award.

1995 - 3rd Prize, 45th Spiva Annual Competition, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Montana.

1992 - Honorable Mention, Showcase: Bi-State, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa

1984 - Marvin Cone Art Gallery; Phi Beta Kappa, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island, IL

Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Blackhawk College, Moline, IL

Ashford University, Clinton, IA

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL