Caomin Xie

Caomin Xie (b. 1974, Shanghai) teaches studio art at Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia. He is best known for his mandala paintings that use oil paint and images of architectural and mechanical debris to represent, in his own words, "the circle of creation, establishment, destruction and emptiness and its relation to 9/11."

Awards and honors

  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Working Artist Project Award

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Xie holds a B.F.A. in sculpture from China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and an M.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia.

Notable exhibitions


  • Moot Gallery, SCAD Hong Kong,  "The Still Within"
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, "Samsara"
  • Other Gallery, Beijing, "The Circle of Ruins"


  • San Diego Museum of Art, "Contemporary Expressionism"
  • Arterior Taipei, Taiwan, "Dragon, Asia Aspiring"
  • Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, "Altered Traditions"
  • Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China, "Electronic Media Painting"
  • Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.


  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
  • Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia