Xi Nan, Program Coordinator
Xi Nan was born and raised in Jilin, China. She currently lives and works in New York. Xi was selected from the China Disabled Person Federation, a national organization, to study abroad at the highly regarded RCN United World College in Norway, where she earned her International Baccalaureate degree. Continuing with her studies, Xi went on to receive an additional Baccalaureate degree in studio art at the Luther College, in Iowa. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Xi was awarded the United States national second prize of a juried exhibition for emerging artists with disabilities in 2011. Her winning work was exhibited at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. in 2011. A determined and committed artist and student, Xi completed her MFA in ceramics at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in 2015. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S., including juried shows in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Long Island City, Berkeley, and San Francisco. In 2018, Xi was invited to exhibit at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Pittsburgh. She was granted a visa designated for artists with extraordinary ability by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Xi’s extraordinary journey and accomplishments truly reflect the mission and principals of SSNYC and contribute greatly to her position as Program Coordinator.