Huang Xiaoliang was born in Xiangxi, Hunan province in 1985. He is a 2009 graduate from Qingdao University where he studied digital media. In 2010, Huang was awarded the prestigious Tierney Fellowship as well as the Three Shadows Photography Award and the Fang Jun Art Award by the Beijing Today Art Museum. In 2011 the artist was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award. In 2012 he was awarded the Asian Pioneer Photographer Prize by the Dali International Photography Festival in Yunnan Province, China. He currently divides his time between Changsha and Beijing.