Jiawei Zhao is a Chinese-born visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Jiawei received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2014 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In 2018, Jiawei received his MFA Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, where he was awarded a $50,000 merit-based scholarship. Jiawei organized and curated the second-year MFA photography candidates’ exhibition while a student. His work is in the collection of the Kala Art Institute, where he finished a residency in January 2019. Jiawei has participated in group exhibitions in New York and California. His work has been selected for the 56th Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art. Jiawei has recently participated in residencies at MASS MoCA and ChaShaMa North. His work will be exhibited at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Society of Photographic Education respectively in Winter 2019.