Xie Qi was born in 1974 in Chongqing, China. She works and lives in Beijing. Xie Qi's recent series of oil paintings depicts the human figure, with a special focus on the areas below and above the clavicle. Her subjects are solitary forms illuminated by dramatic lighting, as if on a stage separated from their mundane identity to become the sole vessels of emotional expression.
Her works have been exhibited in important domestic and foreign institutions such as BANK Gallery, Pekin Fine Arts in Beijing, Dawan Art Institution in Paris, Galerie Urs Meile, Kunst Museum and Today Art Museum. Her works have also been collected by The Uli Sigg Contemporary Art Collection Foundation, Hong Kong M+ Museum, DSL Collection, Porsche Collection Foundation and many others.