Ping   Xu

Assistant Professor  

Office: EVABL 1.209
Phone: (956) 665-7500
Email: ping.xu@utrgv.edu

Professor Ping Xu

Ping Xu was born and raised in Shanghai. He began his professional career since 1988, and began teaching in 2003. He joined The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Fall 2015.





Selected Publications


  • Ping Xu. “UTRGV Cross Connections 2018 Poster” was published on Jan. 25, 2019 by 2018 UDA Annual: Page 126. Seoul: United Deisgn Alliance, 2019.

  • Ping Xu. “Photo Show 2016 Poster” was published on Jan. 25, 2019 by 2018 UDA Annual: Page 100. Seoul: United Deisgn Alliance, 2019.

  • Ping Xu. “SAC 2017 Poster” was published on Jan. 25, 2019 by 2018 UDA Annual: Page 94. Seoul: United Deisgn Alliance, 2019.

  • Ping Xu. ed. “Faculty Show Poster” – Typography Poster. “Faculty Show Poster” – Typography Poster. New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, XI, no. 1st Edition June 2016: Page 354.

  • Ping Xu. ed. “Surname Seminar Poster”. “Surname Seminar Poster”. New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, XI, no. 1st Edition June 2016: Page 354.

  • Ping Xu. ed. "Beardie and Beatle - Illustration Campiagn". "Beardie and Beatle - Illustration Campiagn". New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, IX, no. 1st Edition November 2014: Page 388 - 389.

  • Ping Xu. ed. “Chinese Week – Poster Campaign” : Photography & Poster Design. “Chinese Week – Poster Campaign” : Photography & Poster Design. New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, IX, no. 1st Edition November 2014: Page 388 - 389.

  • Ping Xu. ed. “Cross Connections 2009 - Exhibition Poster". “Cross Connections 2009 - Exhibition Poster". New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, VII, no. 1st Edition November 2013: Page 402.

  • Ping Xu. ed. “Cross Connections 2010 - Exhibition Poster". “Cross Connections 2010 - Exhibition Poster". New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, VII, no. 1st Edition November 2013: Page 403.

  • Ping Xu. ed. “Cross Connections 2012 - Exhibition Poster". “Cross Connections 2012 - Exhibition Poster". New York, New York: I.C.A Publishing, VII, no. 1st Edition November 2013: Page 402.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Ping Xu. CFA Grant for Cross Connections 2018 Int'l Exhibition of Design & Illustration, UTRGV Dean's Office of College of Fine Arts, $2,510.00 (August 20, 2018 - November 20, 2018)

  • Ping Xu. EVPAA Grant for Cross Connections 2018 Int'l Exhibition of Design & Illustration, UTRGV Office of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, $1,927.00 (August 20, 2018 - November 20, 2018)

  • Ping Xu. SOA Internal Budget for Cross Connections 2018 Int'l Exhibition of Design & Illustration, UTRGV School of Art, $2,000.00 (August 20, 2018 - November 20, 2018)

  • Ping Xu. CopyZone Contract to sponsor the Cross Connections 2018 Int'l Exhibition of Design & Illustration, CopyZone, $500.00 (August 20, 2018 - September 5, 2018)

  • Ping Xu. Small Global Opportunity Grant (GOG), UTRGV Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (January 25, 2018 - June 12, 2018)

  • Ping Xu. Large Global Opportunity Grant (GOG) for U.X.M. International Photography Exhibition in Taipei, UTRGV Office of Global Engagement, $1,000.00 (October 9, 2017 - January 5, 2018)

  • Ping Xu. Small Global Opportunity Grant (GOG), UTRGV Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (June 12, 2017 - July 12, 2017)

  • Ping Xu. Small Faculty Research Grant (FRG), UTRGV Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (June 18, 2017 - July 2, 2017)

  • Ping Xu. New Faculty Start-up Fund, UTRGV College of Fine Arts, $5,000.00 (August 29, 2016 - December 11, 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • Ping Xu. "Cross-country, culture, and conceptual in contemporary design," 2019 International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies (ICSSHIS’19), IBII, Sam Houston State University, Houston (March 2019)

  • Ping Xu. ""Contemporary Logo Design Trends"," Taiwan Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan (June 2018)

  • Ping Xu. ""Rethinking Design for the Future"," Hunan First Normal University, China, Changsha, China (June 2018)

  • Ping Xu. ""Be Bold In Design"," Department of Digital Media Design of Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan (June 2017)

  • Ping Xu. ""How to design an impressive poster"," Graphic Design Seminar, UT Arlington Department of Art & Art History, Arlington (April 2012)

  • Ping Xu. ""Modern Typography"," Visiting Artist at Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, China Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Dalian, China (June 2011)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Ping Xu. "UTRGV School of Art Exhibition 2019," UTRGV School of Art. Edinburg, Texas, USA (2019)

  • Ping Xu. "In The Light of Life" Photography Exhibition," Changsha, Hunan, China (2018)

  • Ping Xu. "U.X.M. International Invitational Exhibition of Photography," Ming Chuan University. Taipei, Taiwan (2018)

  • Ping Xu. "China, A Photographic Journal 2017 Exhibition," Hengyang Normal University. Hengyang, Hunan, China (2017)

  • Ping Xu. "Study & Travel in China 2016 Photography Exhibition," Hengyang, Hunan, China (2016)

  • Ping Xu. "7th United Designs International Biennial Design Exhibition, Shanghai 2014 ," United Designs Alliance. Shanghai, China (2014)

  • Ping Xu. "10th International Exhibition of Visual Communication Design 2013," College of Design, Sang Myung University, Korea. Seoul, Korea (2013)

  • Ping Xu. "6th United Designs International Biennial Design Exhibition, St. Louis 2013," United Designs Alliance . St. Louis (2013)

  • Ping Xu. "Small Space: Significant Sway National Group Graphic Design Exhibition 2013," Finlandia University. Hancock, Michigan, United States (2013)

  • Ping Xu. "Cross Connections 2012 International Design Exhibition," UTPA, UT Arlinton, Truman State University, CAFA, LAFA, ENAP, Shanghai University, LUCA School of Arts,. Edinburg, Arlington, Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Ghent, Kirksville, Mexico City (2012)

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ARTS 3333 02 - Design & Production:
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ARTS 4338 01 - Interactive Design:
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ARTS 3333 01 - Design & Production:
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ARTS 4334 01 - Advanced Graphic Design:
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ARTS 4337 SA1 - Digital Photography:
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ARTS 6387 SA2 - Special Topics- Studio:
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ARTS 4334 02 - Advanced Graphic Design:
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