Shiyuan Xu was born in Hangzhou, P.R. China, currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. Shiyuan received her BA in Ceramics from China Academy of Art in 2012, and an MFA from Arizona State University in 2016. She has been awarded several prestigious Artist-in-Residency programs across the US, such as the Archie Bray Foundation, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Lawrence Arts Center and Lillstreet Art Center.
Shiyuan is the recipient of 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, which includes US, UK, Slovenia, China and South Korea, and her work has been added to the permanent collections at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Archie Bray Foundation, Korea Ceramic Foundation and the National Museum of Slovenia.