Xavier Schipani lives and works in Austin, TX. His work addresses gender and desire and often takes the form of large-scale murals. Schipani had a solo exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin in 2018 and has participated in exhibitions at MASS Gallery, Austin; Museum of Human Achievement, Austin; Open Space, Baltimore; SOMArts, San Francisco; and Vox Populi, Philadelphia. In 2017, he collaborated with Transparent creator Jill Soloway on several sculptural bathroom installations for Refinery29’s 29Rooms. The Austin Chronicle named Schipani the city’s Best Muralist in 2016 after he produced murals for several locations in Austin. His work has been discussed in publications such as Artnet, Cool Hunting, i-D, Out Magazine, and The New York Times, to name a few.