Tiger Chengliang Cai is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker base in both NYC and Shanghai.

Born in 1984, Shanghai, China,

Education Background:

2014     MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, USA

2007     BA, Art History, Fine Arts college of Shanghai University, CHINA

Awards and Honors:

2016      Asia Contemporary Young Artist Award, Grand Prize, Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Seoul, Korea

2014      Awards of Merit, Accolade Global Film Competition, USA

              Best Experimental Film, Big Mini Media Festival, USA

             The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, SVA, USA

2012      Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship, SVA, USA

2006     Tairiku Okada 岡田泰六 scholarship, JAPAN & CHINA.

2004-2006  Top Grade Scholarships of Shanghai University, CHINA


Selected Exhibitions and Screenings:

2018      Roadside Picnic, Chambers Fine Art, Chelsea, NYC

              #Hashtag, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

2017      Solo screening of Tiger Chengliang Cai’s recent video work, Fou Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

              Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, What Makes Life Art? Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2016      Non-Existent Time, Trends Art Space, Beijing, China

              The UMW Media Wall Featured Artist of November,  Hurley Convergence Center, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

              State of Poetic Emergency, 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo 2016, Marseilles, France

              The Way of Seeing, three person exhibition in Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

              Art in the City Fesitval, BLAST!, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

              Gwanghwamun International Art Festival, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

              Solo Screening of Tiger’s Experimental Films and Video Arts, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

              Lucca Film Festival, International short film competition, Lucca, Italy

              Wood, Group show in Cloud Gallery, NYC, USA

              Floating Ink, E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, USA

2015      Sinamerica I - Chinese art in U.S. across generations, NYC, USA

              The Possibility of Video Art and The Crossover Experiment - Duo Screening of Tiger Cai and Yi Xu, Shanghai China

              Kun Ting Art Project, Museum of Science Fetish, Beijing, China

              38th Asian American International Film Festival, NYC, USA

              Urban Weasterns, an experimental video projection project, NYC, USA

              W.E.+ Art festival, NYC, USA,

              Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA

              Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, USA

              Ezuff Urban Film Festival 2015, NYC, USA

              Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival, Boston, MA, USA

2014      Big Mini Media Festival, Brooklyn, NY, USA

              MFA Photography, Video and related Media Thesis Exhibition, NYC, USA

              1st Chinese American and In- America Chinese directors’ Sci-Fi films screening, NYC, USA

              Subversion: Music About Conflict, Politics, and War, (Live performance video effects design) Spectrum NYC, USA

2013       Ezuff Urban Film Festival, NYC, USA

               NURTUREart benefit 2013, NYC, USA

2012       Fenghuang International Photography Festival, Hunan, China

2009      Kaleidoscope, Cologne, German;

               Better City, Better Life, Public Art Project in Cao Yang Community (Cao Yang Project),  Shanghai, China.

2008      Jiong —Expression and Attitude: The Third Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China


Press and Publications

1. Mentioned in Review: ‘Made in China,’ With Romance, Polemics and Puppets, The New York Times, Jan. 16 2017

2.Three Rear Profiles and An Artificial Universe, A Review on Cai Chengliang's Video Art, published on Art China magazine, March 2016, P102-105

3.Interview about Tiger Chengliang Cai’s Recent Artwork, published on The Artist Catalogue, Volume 5, Issue2, Summer 2016

4. Artworks mentioned in The Year of Chinese Sci-Fi Cinema, Movieview magazine (China), Issue675, p82-85, Dec 2015

5. Lucid Dreams, Lonely Man, A Review on Six Dreams about a City, published on The Shanghai Morning Herald, Mar 2015

6. Interview on Six Dreams About a City, published on New Younger Magazine, P23-30 Sept 2014

7. Chinese and Chinese American Sci-Fi directors emerges in global stages, report about  Chengliang Cai’s Truth Tower published on People.cn, Apr./2014. & Would Journal,  Apr./2014 

8. Movies as Iconography, The renaissance of classical visual arts on the screen, article published on TopFloor Art Magazine, July/2011, P98-101 .

9. Release 2011, visual artwork for TopFloor Art Magazine, Jan./2011, P1.

10. Night Walker’s Dream, Interview with artist Chengliang Cai, artworks and interview published on Shanghai Weekly, Dec./2010, Vision Edition.

11. Catalog: If there is no … Caoyang, a collection of works for “Better City, Better Life—Public Art Project in Cao Yang Community, published by Xuelin Press, 2010.