Kuo Bor-Jou, born in 1960 in Tainan, received a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the City University of New York. Currently, he is Dean of the College of Humanities and Arts and Professor of the Department of Art and Design at the National Taipei University of Education. He is also Appointed Professor of Doctorate Program of Interdisciplinary Studies of Art, academician at the Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts, and member of the Association of Taiwan Artist Today.
Kuo Bor-Jou applies pluralistic artistic expression in his works. His love for Taiwan and the idea to travel the world has initiated his attempt to convey the encounter between traditional and modern, as well as to keep the dialogue between East and West. He arbitrarily uses collage techniques to introduce the fragments of life or material objects into his works. By re-assembling and collaging from images of different space-time backgrounds he makes the canvas look humorous, rich in beauty of the stacked images, and filled with whimsical imagination revealing poetic imagery.
The artist has had over twenty solo exhibitions and ten group exhibitions at various museums and galleries in Taiwan and abroad. His works have been included into permanent collections in many museums in Japan, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Australia, also museums and various public and private institutions in Taiwan, including Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Chimei Museum, Yeh Rong Jia Museum, Taipei Medical University, Academia Sinica, Feng Chia University, Goethe-Institute, and Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation. His works have also been collected by private collectors.