Kanak Guo
Artist Statement

Kanak Guo is from mainland China and studied in New York in 2018. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a MPS in fashion photography. Guo specializes in combining multiple artistic media in his interpretive work. In recent years, Guo has explored queer culture. He feels that photography is the best way to express himself and visual narratives within his photographic works.

Since high school, Guo has delved into photography and found it the best medium to express himself. While in college, his personal work "Smog" was awarded the Silver Award by the China Photographic Association. In 2015, he started working for Madam Figaro China and So Figaro China as a fashion stylist and photographer. His works were published in many fashion magazines including T Magazine China, Cosmo, and Numero Berlin, etc.

In 2017, he co-published his personal photography book titled "The Journey of Youth" which was shortlisted for the Three Shadows Photography Awards. In 2019, he held his first solo exhibition "Strange Him" at space240 in New York.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2022Saturated Gene
Works & History
20192019 space240 solo show "strange him" / space240 个展《奇怪的他》
2018Master of Professional Study of Fashion Photography School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA / 纽约视觉艺术学院时尚摄影硕⼠
2017Personal Photo Book ‘The Journey of the Youth’ / 合作出版个⼈人摄影概念集《少年之⾏》,同期入围三影堂摄影大奖