Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver

郭西萌  Ximeng Guo

 

出生於藝術世家,郭西萌自幼隨父親郭志光學習中國大寫意花鳥畫和書法。 90年代初就讀於中國中央美術學院,於2000年和2004年分別獲得中央美術學院和加拿大維多利亞大學藝術碩士學位。 她早期側重於藝術研究和藝術批評,出版藝術史類書籍包括《伊斯蘭藝術》(2003)、《美國藝術》(2003)、《星月之輝--古代兩河流域藝術》(1997)。 近些年來更加專注於藝術的實踐,創作媒介涉及油彩、丙烯、紙本水墨和綜合媒介。

 

西萌主要生活和創作於溫哥華。 她是加拿大藝術家協會會員、溫哥華華人藝術家協會會員,並且擔任加拿大列治文市公共藝術顧問委員會委員。

 

Born to an university professor and renowned artist’s family, Ximeng started her art exploration at an early age.  Ximeng trained at China’s foremost art institution, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of Victoria, Canada.  Having played a dual role as an artist and a researcher, she admits that her academic background and knowledge in art history have fueled her art practice in all aspects.

 

Ximeng is an Active Member of Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver and sits on the Richmond Public Art Advisory Committee.  She now lives and paints in the lower mainland, BC.

 

Education

2004    Master of Arts    University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

2000    Master of Arts     Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1997    Bachelor of Arts      Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

Exhibitions

2014        Solo show “Pond of Seasons” (October), ArtSpace, Thompson Community        Centre, Richmond, BC

2014        Solo show “Pond of Seasons” (March), Gateway Theatre, Richmond, BC

2014        Solo show “Shape and Shade” (Jan-Feb), Leonore Peyton Salon, Place des    Arts, Coquitlam, BC

2013                                                                                                                       Solo show “Skylight and Cloud Shadows” (June), Silk Purse Art Gallery,

West Vancouver, BC

2013        Group show of Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver (June), CMC Centre, Burnaby, BC

2013        Juried group show “Canvas Unbound” (May), Federation of Canadian Artists     Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013                                                                                                                      Juried exhibition “The Art of Being Together” (March), Nikkei Museum and                                                     Heritage Centre, Burnaby, BC

2013                                                                                                                      Solo show “A place in your heart” (Jan-Feb), Main Gallery, Port Moody Arts                                                  Centre, Port Moody, BC

2012                                                                                                                      Juried group show “Autumn Salon” (September), Federation of Canadian                                                      Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006                                                                                                                     Group exhibition “Roots, Remakes, Reflections: Global/Canadian

Kaleidoscopes”, the McPherson Library Gallery, University of                                                                                   Victoria,BC

1999         “18th International Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition”, Japan

1998         “17th International Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition”, Japan

1997         “16th International Ink and Wash Painting Exhibition”, Japan

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