Xiaoze Xie is a Chinese-American visual artist and professor. He is based in Stanford, California, where Xie is currently the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University. His art work includes painting, drawing, photography, installation, and video, the best-known of which are his monumental paintings of library books and newspapers, which explore the ephemeral nature of time, history and cultural memory.
San Francisco Chronicle critic Kenneth Baker described Xie's approach as pairing "relaxed photorealism" with "conceptual tautness;" others describe it as a "hybrid-like, postmodern blend" of traditional painting, Social Realism and contemporary documentary photography "laced with a decisively political undertone." Xie has had solo exhibitions at galleries throughout the world, and at institutions including the Asia Society Museum, Denver Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Knoxville Museum of Art, and Modern Chinese Art Foundation.