Simone Guo was born in China to an artist’s family where she began her practice with Chinese brush painting in her childhood. Guo studied visual arts and art history at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China where she graduated with a Master’s degree in art history. She then studied at the University of Victoria and earned a Master’s degree in art history in 2004.
In her early years as a young scholar, Guo published books and articles in art history and art criticism. She now lives and paints full-time in Vancouver, BC. She primarily works with acrylic, oil, ink and pastel. Through her gestural brushstrokes, layers of fluid washes and calligraphic lines, her practice explores the space between landscape and lyrical abstraction. Her work brings us to places where her dreams dwell and evolve, remote, poetic and evocative.
Guo has had a number of solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions in Canada, China, Taiwan and Japan. Her work can be found in collections in Asia and North America.