Portrait of Guo Jian

Guo Jian

Born: 1963 in Guizhou, China

Migrated: 1992 to Sydney, New South Wales

Representation: Arc One Gallery (Melbourne), Michael Reid (Sydney)

Guo Jian in studio
1994-1995 Residency in Beijing, in collaboration with Yuan Ming Yuan
1989 Resident & Artist, Yuan Ming Yuan Artist’s Village, Beijing
1985-1989 Studied at the Art Department of the Central Minorities Institute, BeijingRejected job placement in countryside after participation in the 1989 hunger strike, Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1983-1985 Cadre in transport company Union
1979-1983 Soldier & Squad leader, People’s Liberation Army and Military Artist
1978-1979 Truck driver
1985-1989 BA in Chinese Painting & Literature, China Central Minorities Institute, Beijing, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006 New Works by Guo Jian, Michael Reid art dealer, Sydney
2006 New Works by Guo Jian, Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Bubbles of Yum, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2001 Mama’s Trippin’, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne


2000 1st Prize, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize,
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
2003 1st Prize, Liverpool Arts Prize, Casula Powerhouse