Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy Liao currently resides in Brooklyn, USA. Liao holds a MFA in photography from University of Memphis.

She is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship in photography, En Foco's New Works Fellowship and LensCulture Exposure Awards, etc,. She has done artist residencies at Pioneer Works, Light Work, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Camera Club of New York.

Liao’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), Asia Society (Houston, USA), Flower Gallery (NY, USA), K11 Art Museum (Shanghai, China), First Draft Gallery (Sydney, Australia), VT Artsalon (Taipei, Taiwan), Kips Gallery (Seoul, Korea), The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space (Beirut, Lebanon), Format (Derby, UK), Noorderlicht (Amsterdam, Netherland), etc,.