Concept No.122 12×12″

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Sophia Gao

B.A.Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts

A progeny of great Chinese arts masters.

Sophia Gao – A descendant of famous Qing Dynasty grandmaster – Xu Ye Fen.  Trained by grandfather late Xu Zhi-Xiong, a renowned  artist.  She graduated with distinction from the world class Central Academy of Fine Arts. She worked for many famous Magazines as art editor. Currently living and working in Toronto as a full-time artist. She is represented by galleries in Toronto and Hamilton. Her work is held in numerous private collections in Canada, US and China. Stylish assimilation of Zen and modern techniques, a transcendent beauty of enigmatic expressionism with a tint of traditionalism. Self actualization without illusion. Everything is made possible by observing the nature alone with inspiration from flowers and sea, and transformed it onto a canvas. Sophia’s oil painting titled “Qi” had been chosen by the Steinway Master Pianist David Braid as his latest CD/LP <Flow> cover design released in 2016.

Education:

2001-2005 Graduate with distinction from the best fine art tertiary institution.

BFA, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Awards:

2017 The First Prize of “Love Canada,Love Nature” Outdoor Painting Competetion

2011 The Winner of Environmental Awareness Youth Ambassador Calendar Contest

2010 The 5th Mandarin Childhood Education Art Centre of Toronto Best Tutor Award

2002 Art Colleges’ of China digital media art competition special award

2001 New Year’s Greeting Card Design Competition of Central Academy of Fine Arts,

First Runner-up and Special award

Post Graduate:

2014-Present Full-Time Professional Artist – Paint, Photography

2009-2011 Art Instructors for Renowned Art School, Toronto

2008-2009 Art Designer Hachette Advertising, Beijing

2006-2007 Art Editor People’s Daily, Beijing

2005-2006 Art Editor Research of Watch & Clock Magazine, Beijing

 

Exhibitions:

2018 ARTIST PROJECT, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto Canada

2017 ARTIST PROJECT, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto Canada

2017 The 2017 AGH Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Canada

2016 The 2016 AGH Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Canada

2016 QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL

2016 RIVERDALE ART WALK

2016 Solo Exhibition-Flow Jazz Bistro, Toronto

2016 Solo Exhibition-Serendipitous Journey The Westin Prince Hotel Toronto

2015 Power, Arta Gallery, Toronto Canada

2015 Kaleidoscope, McKay Art Centre, Markham Canada

2015 The 2015 AGH Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Canada

2015 ARTIST PROJECT, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto Canada

2014 Blue Calm, Ashgrove Spa, Unionville Canada

2014 ART…AND ALL THAT JAZZ

The Markham Group of Artists Art Show at Varley Art Gallery, Unionville Canada

Media:

Interview @ Baron Magzine

Fairchild TV

FM105.9

Extra Curricular:

2018 Fine Art Study tour – Osaka and Kyoto, Japan

2018 Fine Art Study tour – Beijing and Shanghai

2018 Fine Art Study tour – East coast of US

2017 West coast of US – A Photo Expedition

2016 Western Caribbean – A Photo Expedition

2014 The Grand Canyon – A Photo Expedition

2014 Fine Art Study tour-Paris, France

2011 Fine Art Study tour-New York City, US