Mengyao Guo

Born: China, 1990  Based in Shanghai, China

Disco , Oil on Canvas, 152 × 109 × 4 cm

Disco, Oil on Canvas, 152 × 109 × 4 cm


Chelsea College of Arts (MA Fine Art, 2014)

Mengyao Guo is a multidiciplinary and mixed media artist currently based in Shanghai. Guo never confines the media employed in her practices as long as they are conducive towards creative and provocative ideas. This means that her artwork could range from a painting, to an installation, and a pop-up event. During her graduate studies at Chelsea College of Arts of the University of the Arts London, Guo traveled to Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Japan. Her works became deeply informed by each place she visited, and evolved into a personal archive, as well as her approach to communicating with a different geographic and cultural landscape.

On her craft, she says..

"I am always lost in art, as I am able to express my own feelings and translate them onto the canvas. I believe that all artists can hope to accomplish is to transform the abstract untangible thoughts into the visible reality. After a long time of traditional basic training, I started to consider the question of why I still painted representational images, so I drew inspiration from the conutryside. I noticed some geomatrical shapes in nature from Chikan, Kaiping. Inspired by distinctive local watchtowers and also their small windows. That is why some of my earlier works painted the positive and negative shapes of GAFA’s buildings, windows, doors and bricks." 

Some of Mengyao Guo's Key exhibitions include Art Miami Wearable Art Exhibit, The 2nd “CAFAM·Future” Exhibition in at CAFA Art Museum, ART: GWANGJU, Korea, Art Fair Tokyo, Affordable Art Fair in UK, Art on Paper, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, and so on. Major collections include K11 Hongkong and OCAT Shenzhen.


 2017 Summer School, Art World Marketing, PR and Communications course, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York City, US

2014  Master Degree in MA Fine Art course, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK

2013  Bachelor Degree in Oil Painting Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, CHN


2016 Crystellógos, Pata Gallery, Shanghai, CHN

2015 3:5 Coco Guo Solo Exhibition, Pata Gallery, Shanghai, CHN

2014  Sankaku, Jikka Gallery, Tokyo, JPN

2012  The Lost Pills, Sabaki Space, Guangzhou, CHN

2012 Triangleholic, Xinsongyuan Gallery, Guangzhou, CHN



Return to Ontology - Tracing the Source of Abstract Art in the New Period of Guangdong, Lingnan Art Museum, Dongguan, CHN

Eurhythmic Remixed, Franc Gallery, Vancouver, CAN

The Apprentices, HOLLOWS Art Space, Brooklyn, USA

Theory of Evolution - Arts on Paper, Space Station, Beijing, CHN

SUPPERDOLLAR, Con Artist Collective & Gallery, New York, USA

Signpost, Viridian Gallery, Vancouver, CAN


Sullivan’s Attic, MOUart, Beijing, CHN

2016 The First Art Media Nomination Exhibition - Young Artist Exhibition, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, CHN

Art Miami Wearable Art Exhibit, DIAMONDS UNLEASHED, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, USA

Looking Back - The First Chinese Art Media Nomination Exhibition, Zhongshan, CHN

Plural, Ginkgo Space, Beijing, CHN

The Beginning, BananaJam Space, Shenzhen, CHN

BananaBanana, JNBY Concept Store, Beijing, CHN

Garden, MOUart, Beijing, CHN

Meet Again June, G1 Gallery, Shanghai, CHN

Jiangnan Narration – Youth Expression , Keyi Art Museum, Nanjing, CHN


Energy Conservation, Seed Gallery 2.0, Zhengzhou, CHN

Polyphony 3, AMNUA Museum, Nanjing, CHN

IVY ART 2015·Chinese Young Artists Annual Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CHN

Academic Hyperlinks, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, CHN

It Is Not Right, But It Is OK. UCCAstore, Beijing, CHN

Bank of Experience - Abstract Painting Works Exhibition, 21 Space Art Museum, Dongguan, CHN

When East Meets West - A Dialogue of German and Chinese Art, G1 Gallery, Shanghai, CHN

Art Space Germany & Open Borders, AMNUA Museum, Nanjing, CHN

The 2nd “CAFAM·Future” Exhibition OBSERVER-CREATOR The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art Nomination, CAFA Museum, Beijing, CHN


Make Dream as Horse, Memorial Hall of Lingnan School of Painting, Guangzhou, CHN

Postgraduate Summer Show, C Block, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK

Get It Louder, Sanlitun Village – Tai Koo Li, Beijing, CHN

MA Fine Art Interim Show, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK


Open 2013, Peckham Space, London, UK

Introductory Show, Cook House, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK

Drifting City – Trio Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Kuiyuan Gallery, Guangzhou, CHN

Fresh Vision 2013 – From University to Universe, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, CHN

The Pulse of the Next Generation – New Serious by Young Artists, 21 Space Art Museum, Dongguan, CHN

Museum of Unknown – Lending, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, CHN

The Graduate Exhibition of GAFA, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, CHN

COART – Asian Youth Art Festival, Tu House, Lijiang, CHN


The 1st Academy Exhibition of Oil Paintings in Guangdong, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, CHN

Video City, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, CHN