KUO BOR-JOU


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.

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EDUCATION

  • 1991  MFA, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
  • 1982  BFA, National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

COLLECTIONS

  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Chimei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Yeh Rong Jia Museum, Taiwan
  • Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Goethe-Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

PRESS

SOLO EXHIBITONS

  • 2015 “The Mind Leading the Brush”, The OneGallery, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • 2015  “The Mind Leading the Brush”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014  “Vast and at Ease”, Hong Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014  “Ceaseless Ink”, Bo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014  “Ink Waves”, Chung Tian Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2013  “Ink Waves – Kuo Bor-Jou Exhibition” , Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013  “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Tai-Hwa Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011  “The Balance of Black on White”, Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011  “Affectionate Contemplation”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “The Inked Highlights – Kuo Bor-Jou Fifty Artworks Exhibition” , National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Cloud Gallery, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 2009  “Kuo Bor-Jou Fifty Artworks Exhibition”, Taichung County Seaport Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2008  “Intoxicated in East Wind”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007  “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Tai-Hwa Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006-2007  “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Goethe-Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006  “Tranquil Flowers Accompanied with Water Flow”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Gallery of Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2006 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, De Li Kai Te Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006  “Five Colors of Clouds”, Fo Guang Yuan Taipei Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005  “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Vivant Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2004 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004  “Yearning for a Leisurely trip”, Gallery of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003  “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2002  “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Tai-Hwa Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2002 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Institute of History and Philology Gallery, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1997  “Showcase Taiwan”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 1996 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Shin Leh Yuan Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1995 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Taiwan Provincial Museum of Fine Arts (now National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts), Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1993 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Chi-chan 50 Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 1993 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1992 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Modern Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 1992 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1991 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, Crown Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989 “Kuo Bor-Jou Artworks Exhibition”, American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“International Contemporary Arts Invitational Exhibition”, Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

“Taiwan Masters of Ink Painting Special Exhibition”, Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, China

“Cross-strait Ink Painting and Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition”, Lutai Convention and Exhibition Center, Weifang, China

“Roar Towards Asia”, 515 Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

“Taiwan Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition”, Jiangxi Provincial Museum, Nanchang, China

“Art of “Made in Taiwan””,Shoto Musuem of Art, Tokyo, Japan

“Art of “Made in Taiwan””,Museum of Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

“Printed in Taiwan”, Centre d’exposition Raymond-Lasnier, Trois-Rivières, Canada

“Post-Colonialism and Post-Modernism – 2012 Exhibition of Taiwan Fine Arts Academy”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

“Splendour of Colours – Brightness of Cultures”, German Ceramic Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany

“Art Festival Workshop in Thailand”, Art Museum of Rajamangala University of Technology, Thanyaburi, Thailand

“Kuo Yuan-Shia and Kuo Bor-Jou Group Exhibition”, Fo Guang Yuan Taipei Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

“Taiwan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Chinese Cultural Center, New York, NY, USA

“Taiwanese Heart with Mongolian Passion”, National Museum of Mongolian History (now National Museum of Mongolia), Ulan Bator, Mongolia

“New World in Heart – Taiwan New Students Abstract Art Exhibition”, Museum of Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan

“A Splendid Gathering of Hand-Painted Porcelain”, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan

“Surroundings Change, Minds Change”, Angel Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

“The Trend of Black and White – An Exhibition of Contemporary Sketch Artists”, Museum of Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan

“Sun, Moon, Mountain, River and Glamorous Tai-Tung”, National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

“Old Ideas, New Interpretations – An Exhibition of Taiwanese Painted Ceramics”, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan

“50 Years Taiwanese Art Since the End of World War Two”, Chang Liu Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

“A Decade of Celebration of Life”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, Paris, France

“Heart of History”, Lukang, Taiwan

American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan

“Taipei Biennial Modern Painting Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Bronx Museum, New York, NY, USA

Voorhes Gallery, New York, NY, USA

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