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Tianyu Qiu, b. 1988 China, is an interdisciplinary artist and designer currently based in New York. Tianyu focuses on constructing narrative, fictional, and dystopian worlds that re-imagine our contemporary era. Intrigued by digital mediums and technology, Tianyu explores the possibilities of pushing the boundaries of artmaking in the age of AI, big data, cloud computing, the metaverse, and blockchain. His multimedia videos and installations draw inspiration from pop culture, social and political events, technological advancements, cartography, and video games. His unique narrative style often expresses modern-day anxieties, inviting viewers into a dystopian wonderland.


Tianyu received his BFA degree in theater design from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School of Design, where he was rewarded with the President Scholarship. 


Tianyu’s digital artworks and installations has been exhibited both domestically and internationally, including Latitude Gallery, See me Gallery, Westbeth Gallery, Parsons the New School of Design, Hunter College, Sotheby Institute of Arts, Bronx Museum of Arts, Queens Museum. From 2017-2019, he has shown and curated exhibitions at Pingyao International Photography Festival and Xishuangbanna International Photography Festival in Ch­­­­­­ina. In 2019, he held his first major solo art exhibition ‘Pixinity: Pop-Futurism’ in New York City. In 2023 and 2024, Tianyu has collaborated with Professor Snow Fu from NYU Tisch School of Arts, and shown his 3D video pieces in her virtual metaverse space called “VR WSPark”. Tianyu has also been the Senior Consultant in Digital Experience at Deloitte Consulting since 2022.

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