Xan Palay

Xan Palay lives in Columbus, Ohio. She has received Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest. She has been a resident artist at the Contemporary Artist's Center in Massachusetts ('94), at the Yaddo colony in New York (holding the Louise Bourgeois Endowed Residency ('96), the Kohler Arts/Industry program in Wisconsin ('00) and the Art and Technology Residency at Wexner Center for the Arts ('09).  

Xan Palay has been a visiting artist at The Ohio State University, Aichi University of Education, Aichi, Japan, Tokyo Glass Art Institute,Tokyo, Japan and at the Forest  of Creation, Kanazu, Japan. In 2000 she installed a permanent public sculpture of the rooftop of the SPACES gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Bead Game, an outdoor sculpture, was installed in Kingston, NY as part of the Kingston Biennial in 2003. Solo shows include, As Wishes Still Helped, at the Columbus Museum of Art in 2005 and These Things Still Travel Along Wires at the Springfield Museum of Art in 2006 and Run Back Home at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland. Palay's audio recording, An Introduction to Inequalities, was heard in the Sound Art Limo, curated by Holly Crawford, at the 2007 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia.

This is Xan's first t-shirt design but she does have many well-worn t-shirts over 20 years-old in her personal collection.