Tristan Cai is an artist who works primarily with research-based narratives that reflects the ways which we socially construct knowledge and realities. In recognition of his works hec has been awarded the San Francisco Art Institute MFA Fellowship Award, the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, as well as the Professional Development Grant and Arts Bursary Award from the National Arts Council. In 2012, he was a nominee for the Icon De Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Prize and in 2013 was nominated to exhibit at Noorderlicht Photography Festival’s 20|20 exhibition. As an actively exhibiting artist internationally, he has presented his works at Arles Voies Off, France, the National Museum of Singapore, Kumho Museum of Art, GoEun Museum of Photography, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Korea, RS Project, Berlin, and Shanghai World Exposition, China amongst others. He is also a passionate educator and is currently serving as Professor of Photography at St. Mary's College of Maryland.