1953 Born in Chongqing, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
1982-85 BFA, MFA, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, Sichuan, China
1985-1989 Instructor, Department of Visual Arts, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
1986-87 Participant Artist, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
1989-90 Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
1993 Instructor (Printmaking), Continuing Studies, University of British Columbia
1992-2000 Instructor (Printmaking and Drawing) Part-time Studies, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver BC
1992-2000 Assistant & Technician, Fine Arts Department, University of BC, Vancouver, BC
1998-2000 Instructor (Painting and Drawing), Fine Arts Department, University of British Columbia
2000-present Associate Professor (Painting and Drawing) Fine Arts Department, University of British Columbia
2005 Curator, Shifting Space, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Waterscapes, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2011 Waterscapes, Nanimo Art Gallery, Nanimo, BC
2010 Waterscapes, Richmond Art Gallery, richmond, BC
2008 Red River, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2006 Toronto: I Am Who I Am, a photo instillation at the St. Patrick Subway Station, Toronto, ON.
2005 Shifting, Diane Farris Gallery
2004 Gu Xiong and Xu Bing: Here Is What I Mean (two-person exhibit), Museum London, London, ON; Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, ON.
2004 Beyond Vision, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
2003 Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large, Obero, Montreal, PQ
2003 Flow, installation, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton
2002 The Sickle and The Cell Phone – installation and outdoor bronze sculpture, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2002 Flux, Chengdu Modern Art Exhibition Hall, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2002 I Am Who I Am, Highlight Gallery, Shanghai; Fine Art Gallery, Southwest China University, Chongqing, China
2001 Yellow Water/Blue Culture (installation), Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2001 Ding Ho/Group of Seven mixed media installation with Andrew Hunter (two-person exhibit). Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2001 China Diary, Diane Farris Gallery
2000 Drowning (installation) Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1999 The Mirror – A Return to China (photography installation), Yukon Art Centre Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon
1999 The Mountains (multimedia installation), Chinese Culture Centre Museum & Archives, Vancouver
1999 Barricade Of Bicycles, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
1998 You and I (mixed media installation), Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver
1998 The River (mixed media installation), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
1988 Smile (mixed media installation), Articule Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
1997 Red Lands, A Space, Toronto, Ont
1997 The Yellow Pear, Diane Farris Gallery
1887 You and I, Artspeak Gallery , Vancouver, BC
1996 Behold the Silence, Diane Farris Gallery
1994 The Basement (installation), Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1992 Heads of State (installation), Diane Farris Gallery
1992 Crushed Cans (installation), Galerie Brenda Wallace, Montreal
1991 Gu’s World (installation), Diane Farris Gallery
1991 Enclosure IV (installation), Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
1990 Enclosure III (performance), Barricade of Bicycles (installation), The Works Festival of the Arts, Edmonton, AB
1990 Enclosure II (performance), The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
1990 The Great Explosion, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
1989 Barricade of Bicycles – June 4, 1989 (installation), Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB
1987 Woodcuts, Yangtze Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
1987 Clouds, Faculty Lounge, York University, Toronto, ON
1987 A Distant Place, Edmonton Multi-Cultural Centre, Edmonton, AB
1987 A Distant Place, Asian Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1987 A Distant Place, University Theatre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Border Zones, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2006 Contemporary Painting From Chongqing, Macdonald Stewart Art Center, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.
2006 Contact – Toronto Photography Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada.
2006 To a Water Grave, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, ON; Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax.
2006 Earth: The World Urban Festival, the Great Northway Campus, Vancouver, BC.
2006 Beauty & the Beast, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC.
2005 Art Rising, Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.
2005 Shifting Space, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China.
2005 The City of Rich Gate, Fine Art Gallery, Southwest China university, Chongqing and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
2004 Techniques of the Visible: Shanghai Biennale 2004, Shanghai Art Museum
2004 Break Away, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2004 Here Is What I Mean (with Xu Bing), Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborugh, Toronto, ON
2004 La Biennale de Montreal, Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
2004 No Boundaries: China Avant–Garde at Sites of Construction, Chongqing, Art Museum, Chongqing, China
2003 Under 18, Diane Farris Gallery
2003 The Watery Grave, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PE, 2004
2001 Power and Social Bond, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Montreal, PQ
2001 Arquetipos, Museo de arte y diseno contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica
2001 Prints from Canada’s Pacific Province, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin Ireland
2001 The Big Picture, Diane Farris Gallery
2001 Ding Ho/Group of Seven – mixed media installation, collaboration with Andrew Hunter, Mendal Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2000-2001 Picture, Positions and Places, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 Every Time: La Biennale de Montreal 2000, Montreal, Quebec
1999-2000 Out of this Century, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999 Recollect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999 Sur La Table, Diane Farris Gallery
1999 War Zone: Bearing Witness, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
1998 Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1998 The Dynamic Landscape, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1998 Permanent Collection Show, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ont
1997 Tracing Cultures IV: Cultural Migrations and Difference, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
1996 A Critical Beauty, South Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1996 Mount Analogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1996 A Critical Beauty, Open Space, Victoria, BC
1995 Info Art: Kwangju Biennale ’95, Kwangju, Korea
1995 Here not There, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1994 Art Matters, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1994 The Basement, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1993 Contemporary Chinese Art, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1993 Drawings, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993 Artropolis 93, Vancouver, BC
1993 Inside & Outside Contemporary Chinese Art, Artspace Gallery, Peterborough, ON
1992 Small Works, Diane Farris Gallery
1992 Transpositions, Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 Beautiful British Columbia, Diane Farris Gallery
1991 Goya to Beijing, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991 The Big Picture, Diane Farris Gallery
1991 New Visions, Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
1991 Echoes After the Storm: Tiananmen Memorial Art Exhibition, Asian Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (travelled to Hong Kong and New York)
1990 Artropolis 90, Vancouver, BC
1990 Barricade of Bicycles-June 4th, 1989, Walter J. Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB (solo)
1989 18th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1988 Contemporary Chinese Art, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1988 Southwest Arts in 1988, Sichuan Fine Arts Gallery, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
1988 Chinese Art, Kulturwerkstatt, Dusseldorf, Germany
1987 Thickness of Matter, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
1987 Chinese Woodcut Exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
1986 National Exhibition of Fine Arts, National Fine Arts Gallery of China, Beijing, China
1985 Printmaking Exhibition of Sichuan, Montpellier, France
1985 International Fine Arts Exhibition for Peace, National Fine Arts Gallery of China
Art Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
BC Gas, Vancouver, BC
British Columbia Art Collection, Vancouver, BC
Comosun College, Victoria, BC
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Kamloops Art Gallery
Moderna Galerija (Museum of Modern Art), Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Museum of Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
National Fine Arts Gallery of China, Beijing, China
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
The Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Province of British Columbia Art Collection, Victoria, BC
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
Seymour Collection, Vancouver, BC
Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts Gallery, Chongqing, China
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
University of BC Food Services, Vancouver, BC
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Walter J.Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
York University, Toronto, ONT
Baele, Nancy “Tracking the Course of New Chinese Art”, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ONT; Aug. 1, 1993.
Balkind, Alvin “Gu Xiong, 1991: The Crusher”, Fine Art Magazine, New York, NY; Jan. 1992.
Balkind, Alvin “Pain Between Two Cultures”, FRONT Magazine, Vancouver, BC; March/April 1991.
Beauchamp, Elizabeth “Tiananmen tribute part of works’ coup”, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB; No. C2, June 22, 1990
Birnie Danzker, Joanne “The Artropolians”, Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver, BC; No. 42, October 1990
Dafoe, Chris “China’s Art Here and There”, The Globe and Mail, April 18, 1995.
Dian, Fan “Limitations & Opportunity: Characteristics of Chinese Avant-Garde Practice”, Border Crossings, Winnipeg, MN; October 1993.
Gale, Peggy “Jiangnan Narrows the Pacific Rimi”, Canadian Art, Toronto, ON, June, 1998
Garrett, Craig “MultipleCity: Revolution in Panama,” Flash Art May/June 2003: 75, 82, Milano, Italy.
Gidney, Norman “Multi-media art tells of massacre”, Victoria Times, Victoria, BC; March 31, 1991
Gudgeon, Jo “They Were Who They Were,” Quo Magazine July 2002: 28–29, Shanghai, China
Gustafson, Paula “Seals, Scrolls, and Subversives,” The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC; April 21-28, 1995
James, Katy. “Gu Xiong & Xu Bing provide translations & explanations” The Gazette, January 13, 2004
Johnson, Mia. “Gu Xiong: Waterscapes” Preview Gallery Guide, Vancouver, BC; Jan/Feb 2012
Jordan, Miriam and Haladyn, Jason “Gu Ziong and Xu Bing: Here is what I mean,” C International Contemporary Art Issue #89 (Spring, 2005): 42, Totonto, ON
Kremzner, Apina “After Crushing,” Ming Pao, Vancouver, BC; January 17, 1994
Kremzner, Apina “Here and There – New Chinese Art,” Ming Pao, Vancouver, B.C., April 10, 1995.
Hirschmann, Thomas “Toying with Cultural Collisions,” The National Post, June 3, 2000, Toronto, ON
Hume, Christopher “Duo Dusts Off Group of Seven for McMichael Installation” Toronto Star 27 Feb. 2000: E4, Toronto, ON
Lamb, Jamie “An Artful Glimpse into the Chinese Immigrant Experience”, The Vancouver Sun, April 20, 1995.
Lamb, Jamie “Artist overcomes lifetime of obstacles”, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver BC; Sept. 28, 1991.
Laurence, Robin “The Spirituality of Everyday Life; To Gu Xiong, Images of Commonplace Objects are Part of a Cultural Iconography,” The Georgia Straight, March 19-26, 1998
Laurence, Robin “Gu Xiong: Shifting“, Georgia Straight, September 22, 2005
Laurence, Robin “China’s Blood and Breath,” Border Crossings, Issue No. 67, July 1998
Laurence, Robin “An Artful Glimpse into the Chinese Immigrant Experience”, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver BC; April 20, 1995
Laurence, Robin “Memories of the past, faces from the present”, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC; Sept. 11, 1993
Laurence, Robin “Artist overcomes lifetime of obstacles”, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC; September 28, 1991
Lee, James-Jason “War Zones,” Border Crossings 72 (Winter 1999), Winnipeg, MB
Lin, Wang “World & Image of Enclosure”, Fine Arts in China, Beijing, China; No. 39, 1988.
Mavrikakis, Nicolas “Le regard de l’autre”, Voir, Montreal, QC; October 29- November 4, 1998
Miller, Matt “Vancouver sets pace with influx of Asians”, San Diego Union, San Diego, CA; May 5, 1991.
Mills, Josephine “War Zones”, PARACHUTE Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec, January 2000
Milroy, Sarah “Vancouver Show Presents Art-World Archive”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Nov.8, 1997
Milroy, Sarah “Vancouver Welcomes China’s Vanguard,” The Globe and Mail 25 Apr. 1998: C9, Toronto, ON
Ningjun, Wong “Beijing Modern Art Show gets off to rousing start”, Japan Times, Tokyo, Japan; May 15, 1989. “Show is going with a bang”, China Daily, Beijing, China; Feb. 15, 1989.
Owens, Yvonne “Beautiful Monsters,” Border Crossings, 1996
Parsons, Bruce “Insiders & Outsiders: Contemporary Chinese Art”, SUB Rosa, Artspace Gallery, Peterborough, ONT; Vol. 3, March 1993
Paul, Rita “Asian Art in Vancouver”, Pacific Rim Magazine, Vancouver, BC; No. 61, 1991
Rosenberg, Ann “Serenity and Conflict,” The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C., April 22, 1995.
Rosenberg, Ann “Of Power, Folly & Fantasy”, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC; November 14, 1992
Scott, Michael “Chinese Modern”, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC, Nov.23, 1996
Shouyi, Yuan “A Young Chinese Artist-Gu Xiong”, Canadian Chinese Times, Edmonton, AB; May 27, 1987.
Solyom, Catherine “Exhibits on Immigration Leave No One Indifferent,” The Gazette 11 Sept. 2001: A1, Montreal, QC
Strassburg, Richard E. “I Don’t Want to Play Cards with Cezanne & Other Works”, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA; No. 40-41, 1991.
Tian, Wong Guang “Gu Xiong’s Struggle”, World Weekly News, Vancouver, BC; Aug. 12, 1993.
Tei, Dao “The Wheels of Modern Art”, Les Nouvelles Chinoises, Montreal, QC; December 4, 1992
Tizon, Alex “Word on the Grapevine: More Ships Are Under Way”, The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA, Sept.19, 1999
Townsend, Marcos “Anti–racism in the Banners,” The Gazette 9 Sept. 2001: A3, Montreal, QC
Tsang, Henry “Gu Xiong & the Chinese Avant-Garde”, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC; Sept. 19, 1991. (lecture)
Updike, Robin “Real Works of Art,” The Seattle Times 11 July 1999: S16, Seattle, WA, USA
Vine, Richard “Shanghai Accelerates,” Art in America February 2005: 104 – 111, 141, New York, USA
Wilson, Gavin “Cultural Revolutionary; Artist Gu Xiong Continues the Struggle for his Art in Canada,” UBC Reports, Vancouver, BC; April 30, 1998
Wilson, Peter “Immigrant Images,” The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C., April 24, 1995.
Wood, Alan “Artropolis 93 is up on the issues”, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC; October 30, 1993
Wood, Chris “Asian Treasures,” MacLean’s, Toronto, Ontario, April 24, 1995.
Xiong, Chan Wan “Here Not There” and “New Art in China,” Hsiung Shih Art Monthly, Tiabei, Taiwan. Vol. 6 No. 292, ’95.
SELECTED RADIO AND TELEVISION INTERVIEWS
2002 Fairchild Radio FM 96.1, 11pm – 12pm, an interview with Liang Yan, Vancouver BC, March 21
2001 CBC Radio One 8.50am-9.00am, an Interview with Rick Cluff, Vancouver BC, May 16
2001 Interview with Loura Jackson, CBC Radio Northwest, Vancouver BC, December 10
2001 Fairchild Radio 11pm-12pm, An interview with Liang Yan and Shengtian Zheng, Vancouver, BC, October 19
2001 “The Yellow Pear:The Story of Gu Xiong”, History TV, Toronto ON, April 7
2000 Interview with Xiaoling Zhang, Radio Canada International, Montreal Quebec, June 3
2000 CBC TV, Ch.2, Toronto, Ont, May 5
1999 Vancouver TV, Ch.32, Vancouver BC, June 4
1999 Interview with Rick Cluff, CBC Radio One, Vancouver BC, May 26
1998 Interview with David Grierson, CBC Radio Northwest, Vancouver BC, October 11
1998 “State of the Arts”, CBC TV Broadcast 1, Vancouver BC, March 12
1997 Interview with Vicki Gabereau, VTV, October 1997, Vancouver, BC
1996 Interview with Nancy Solomon, KLCC Radio, Eugene OR, January 18 and 19
1995 “Chinatown Today,” Rogers T.V. Channel 4, Vancouver BC, May 28
1995 “The Early Edition,” interview with Hal Wake, CBC Radio AM, Vancouver, BC
1995 “Arts Report,” interview with Jill Pollack, CBC Radio AM/FM, Vancouver BC, April 18
1995 Interview with Mark Forsyth, CBC Radio AM, Vancouver BC, April 11
1993 Arts Entertainment, CBC TV, “Gu Xiong – A Chinese Canadian Artist”, Toronto ONT, Feb. 21
1992 Interview with Vicki Gabereau, CBC Radio, Vancouver BC, Nov. 19
2004 A Place Called Home, permanent public art installation of 42 works at the Seattle Public Library, Columbia City Branch, Seattle, WA
2002 The Sickle and The Cell Phone, bronze sculpture at the Donald Forster Sculpture Park, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
1999 The Crowd, porcelain enamel mural at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. Seattle, WA