Zhen Guo
Artist Statement

Zhen Guo was born in Shandong Province, China, and experienced the “Cultural Revolution” during her teen years. She graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in 1982 and was hired there to teach in its Chinese Art Department. Zhen Guo is one of the earliest explorers of ink art after the reform and opening up of China. She immigrated to the United States in 1986 and established Zhen Guo Art Studio in New York City in 1988. Guo has participated in many international art exhibitions and has long been committed to the research and exploration of contemporary feminist art. Major auction houses such as Sotheby's have repeatedly promoted her works. In recent years, Guo has curated and participated in: “Existence: International Women's Art Exhibition” in Changsha, China; "Please Touch, Body Boundaries,” a large-scale exhibition at Mana Contemporary Art in the United States; "Asian Women Artists Exhibition" at Jeonbuk Provincial Museum of Art, South Korea, and many more abroad and in the United States.

Zhen Guo now lives and works in New York City.

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Works & History
2021“Welcome Back” Maggie Pettus Gallery Manhattan Boro President’s Office, October 2021
“Pause, Remember, Reflect” Interchurch Center Gallery New York NY September 2021
“Don’t Shut Up” Snug Harbor Art and Cultural Center, Staten Island NY August 2021
“Futureless” Somos Gallery Berlin Germany April – December 2021
"Kultur trotz(t) Corona/Existence Inselgalrie Berlin, Germany Opening January 2021
2020“International Art Triennial Exhibition” Hubei Museum Hubei PRC November 2020 – March 2021
“Two Strong: PeepshowSpace Gallery Brooklyn NY October 2020
“Futureless” SomoS Gallery Berlin Germany September 2020
“Dagger 2020 International Art Exhibit of Women Era” Wutong Museum Shanghai PRC September 2020
"With Me" International Feminist Art Exhibition Online Curated by Zhen Guo September 2020
"Some Will Remember Us" Plaxal Gallery Long Island City NY September 2020
"Ink Like Her" Beijng, PRC September,2020
"We Rise: The Feminine Agenda" Womenswork.Art gallery Poughkeepsie NY September,2020
“Existence (2): International Women’s Art Exhibition Online, May 2020
“Within Global Isolation” Online www.withinglobalisolation.com April 2020
“Ann Arbor Film Festival” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor March,2020
2019“Identity Crisis” Royal Gallery, Brooklyn NY November – December 2019
“Ink and Things” Wuhan Art Museum November Wuhan PRC November 2019 – February 2020
"Existence" Women’s Art Exhibition Curated by Zhen Guo 798 Art Park, Songyang PRC October 2019
“Subversive Stitch” White Box Art Space New York NY October 2019
“Rise Up: Me too in China” Access Gallery New York, NY October 2019
“Becoming: Experimental Video Works” Eli Klein Gallery New York NY October – December 2019
“Antidote” Mykonos Biennale Mykonos Greece September 2019
“Warp and Woof” Gold Coast Art Center Great Neck NY September- December 2019
“US-China College Art Summit” Penn State University, State College PA August – September 2019
“Crashing the Party” Plaxall Gallery/LIC-A Long Island City NY July – August 2019
“Welcome to the Multiverse” Plaxall Gallery/LIC-A Long Island City NY July 2019
“Cruzando el Puente” Mexico Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museo de la Cancilleria Mexico City July – August 2019
“Export 2019” Mid-Hudson Center for Contemporary Art Poughkeepsie, NY April – May 2019
“Nothing Without Intention” School of Visual Arts, Brooklyn NY April, 2019
“Cross Cultural Practices” New York Technology College, Brooklyn NY April – May 2019
“Women’s Art and Nesting Program” ZERO Art Center, Beijing PRC March – May 2019
“Chinese Landscape Rethought” Lyman-Alman Museum, New London CT. March – June 2019
“Chinese Artists in America” Gold Coast Art Center Great Neck NY March 2019
2018 “国际女性艺术展” 长沙,中国
“灰色地带”当代水墨四人展 纽约
2017“美院力量 · 影响未来(湖南)交流展, 长沙,中国
中国具象&抽象(济南)展, 山东,中国