Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Yijun Liao is an artist currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
She is a recipient of NYFA Fellowship, En Foco's New Works Photography Fellowship and was a winner of Flash Forward Award (Canada), CPW Photography Now and Hey, Hot Shot, etc,. She was a Honorable Mentionee of New York Photo Awards at New York Photo Festival and a finalist of ITS Photo Award (Italy).
Liao is currently a darkroom resident at Camera Club of New York. She has done artist residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program and Woodstock AIR program at CPW.
Liao’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including Arario Gallery (NY), kunst licht Gallery (China), VT Artsalon (Taiwan), Kips Gallery (Korea), The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space (Lebanon), NordArt (Germany), Pingyao International Photography Fest (China), Lianzhou International Photography Fest (China), etc.
Liao holds a MFA in photography from University of Memphis.
Testing the boundaries of "normal" heterosexual relationships, the photographer and her younger boyfriend pose in situations that explore the ideas of power, sex and authority as well as cross-cultural love and hate.