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Born and raised in China, Jiawei Gong received a BFA degree in painting and drawing from China Academy of Art in 1992, and an MFA degree in digital media from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007. In the past 20+ years, he has worked as a video production artist, a newspaper art editor and press photographer, a freelance illustrator, a graphic designer, and an art educator. With an influence of traditional Chinese philosophy and literature, Gong's current studio practice focuses on both fundamental human experiences and contemporary social and cultural issues through the media use of installation, performance, digital video, sound, photography, and interactive web art. Gong has won a number of awards at international film festivals and art competitions, and has also received many research grants for his creative work. Gong's exhibition record to date (2018) includes more than 80 group and solo exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally in the U.S., Europe and China.