Info, CV, Teach, Insta       

Xu Han  |  韩 旭

Chinese, work and live in the bay area, California


2017 - 2019  Parsons School of Design
Design and Technology, MFA,  New York, NY 
President’s Scholarship : 75% of full tuition scholarship for an outstanding student.

2015 - 2016  School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Visual Communication, Post-Baccalaureate, Chicago, IL  

2009 - 2013  Tsinghua University
Graphic Design, BA, Beijing, China  

Teaching Experiences

09/2022- Adjunct Faculty
California College of Art,
Course: Computational Practice (Critical Study Department) 2024 Spring
            2D Studio- Generative 2D (First Year Core Studio) 2024 Spring
            2D Studio  (First Year Core Studio) 2023 Fall
            Interactive 1 (Graphic Design Department) 2022 Fall

01/2020-5/2023  Visiting Assistant Professor
Pratt Institute,  UG Communication Design,
Course: Digital Prototyping  2023 Spring
            Product, Environment, Material  2022 Spring
            Digital Prototyping  2022 Spring (2 sections)
            Process and Production  2021 Fall
            Digital Prototyping  2021 Spring (2 sections)
            Digital Prototyping  2020 Spring

04/2020-2021  Faculty
Experimental Typography, Font Design and Branding

06-07/2020  Visiting Faculty
China Academy of Art 中国美院, School of Design and Innovation
2020 Summer YOUNG to Young Program (online)

06-12/2019  Chegg Tutor
Art, Digtal Media, Graphic Design, New York, NY

2018-2019  Tutor Specialist
Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

Other Professional Experiences

2020-  Member:
Chinese-American Art Faculty Association

2013-2015   Graphic Designer
CEOCIO China Magazine, Beijing

2012   Graphic Designer
UED Magazine, Beijing


Indigo Design AwardSilver in Typography 2020
Face Font

International Art Competition “Abstract”, Finalist Award

215|610 CONTEMPORARY (2019), Third Place Award
Five Facts About Tears

2019 Present Future Art & Technology Star, Finalist Award
The Language of Tears

2019 GDUSA, American Graphic Design Award
127 Hours, Book Design

2018 NYC Media Lab, Creative Technology Award,
The Language of Tears

2017  The President’s Scholarship
75% full tuition scholarship awarded to outstanding incoming student,
Parsons School of Design

Selected Exhibitions

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Five Facts About Tears, | Feb, 2023

“Abstract” International Art Exhibition (online),  Cocooned

2019 NeurIPS Creativity WorkshopThe Language of Tears,
Montreal, Canada | Dec, 2019

215|610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists,
Five Facts About Tears,
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA | Nov 6 – Dec 13, 2019

Big and Biggest ( THE WRONG - New Digital Art Biennale),
Cocooned, Copenhagen, Denmark | Nov 1st, 2019 - Mar 1st, 2020

F=D (Fixity Equals Death) online pavilion  
( under THE WRONG - New Digital Art Biennale) , Five Facts About Tears,
Nov 1st, 2019 - Mar 1st, 2020

2019 NYC Media Lab Annual Summit, Five Facts About Tears,
New York City College of Technology, New York, NY | Sep, 2019

2019 Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival, Cocooned
Millvale Community Library, Pittsburgh, PA  | Aug, 2019

Technology and Social Good, Cocooned,
155 Claremont Ave, New York, NY  | Jul, 2019

Prism: 2019 Thesis Exhibition, Cocooned
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY | May 2019

Pop-up Show, Five Facts About Tears,
The New School,
New York, NY | Dec, 2018

2018 NYC Media Lab Annual Summit, The Language of Tears,
The New School, New York, NY | Sep, 2018

Major Major Dimensions, The Language of Tears,
The New School, New York, NY | May, 2018

Tsinghua University Undergraduate Graduation Show,
Handwriting Tells, Visual Art Center, Tsinghua, Beijing, China  | Jun, 2013

Graduation Show from the Department of Visual Communication, Handwriting Tells,
Visual Art Center, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China  | Jul, 2013


Artists As Translators,
Alibaba Cloud Design Group 阿里云设计中心说说分享会 (online) | Dec. 2020

Visual Communication in New Media era,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China | Jan, 2019

Handwriting Tells,
Beijing University of Technolog, Beijing, China | Jan, 2014

Press & Publication

Lumpen #137: Artists Run Chicago, page 37, Sep 30th,2020

“An Artist Lived Inside A Cocoon For 21 Days” (Chinese) by 嘉人Marie Claire Life | Apr 10, 2020

Interview work “Cocooned” by VoyageLA, link | Mar 30, 2020

Featured work “Cocooned” in

“An Artist Who Like To Cry Made A Crying Machine” (Chinese) by 雅昌艺术网 | Mar 20, 2020

Featured work “Five Facts About Tears” in Lumpen Magazine, Apr. 2020 Edition

60 wrd/min art critic review by Lori Waxman | Feb, 2020

Featured work “Five Facts About Tears” in New Media Art 2021 by CICA Museum | Dec. 2020

Featured work “Cocooned” in A5 magazine (Feb), portfolio #35

Featured work “Cocooned” in Wotisart magazine (Feb), portfolio #35

Featured work “Five Facts About Tears” in A5 magazine (January), portfolio #34

Featured work “Five Facts About Tears” in Average Art magazine, Nov Edition

by RG Magazine | Oct 21, 2019

“New Media Artist Spreading Her Art In North America” by Full Access NYC | Oct 20, 2019

Featured work “Cocooned” in PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE website | Apr 29, 2019
“An Artist Who Like To Cry Made A Crying Machine” (Chinese) by MANA New Media Art | May 09, 2019

“NYC Media Lab awards $25,000 in prizes for emerging media technology, prototypes and startups
by NYC Media Lab, Medium | Sep 20, 2018


Interaction: Arduino Robotics,  Processing, CSS/HTML5, JavaScript, p5, openSCAD, Python, Wekinator
Fabrication: Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, CNC
Art Practice: Screen Printing, Oil Painting
Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Video Editing: Final Cut Pro, iMovie

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