Xin SONG   宋昕

Visual Artist
Xin Song Studio


Xin Song was born in Beijing, China. She graduated from The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), with a focus in Chinese folk arts. She has lived in New York City for a long time. She has a lot of public art projects displayed in the city. For example, Five Elements at Fashion Center Business Improvement District in Manhattan, New York, the permanent installation at Brooklyn D Line Parkway station, the one in the lobby of Brooklyn Elementary school, and the project make for the 100th anniversary of New York Central Station. Xin Song got lots of prizes and grants. Her artworks are frequently exhibited in museums, galleries and nonprofit organizations all around the world. Her recent shows are located at The Louvre in Paris in 2014, France, Athens Art Festival in Greek, China Museum in 2013, Flatiron Prow Artspace in Flatiron Building in New York, 2012, and Bulgaria Sofia Paper Art Biennale Show.

What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?

My first job in the United States is patterned fabric design. I got access to all kinds of fabric in the world, from ancient to modern. I see the similarity between Chinese traditional patterns and ones from other countries.

What keeps you awake at night?

Watching movies

What books are currently on your bedside table?

I Ching

When do you feel most free?

Working in my studio.

What was the last gift you gave someone?

I made a paper-cutting greeting cards.

What was the last gift you received?

Blessings from family and friends

What is your view on money?

Money is not everything.


What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?