XIE CAOMIN (M.F.A., painting, 2001) is a Shanghai & Atlanta-based artist, originally from China, and has been working in the US since 1999. Xie’s works have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. His Mandala series paintings created from the ruins of modern spectacle presents a introspection of modern technological advancement under the concept of Buddhism. Xie's exhibitions include: The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006 at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; Altered Traditions 2007, at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in New York; Electronic Media Painting 2008 at Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art in China; solo exhibition Samsara at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia in 2011; solo exhibition at the SCAD Art Museum in 2014, and Abstract China at Shanghai Ming Yuan Art Museum in 2016. Caomin is also the winner or the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia Working Artist Project Award 2010-2011. His paintings have been collected by High Museum in Atlanta, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah Telfair Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia and HOW Art Museum in Shanghai China.