photography, fine art

Gao Yuan


Photography, Video Art

Gao Yuan
Gao Yuan
March 28, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Gao Yuan is a fine art photographer who explores cultural identity and the multi-layered arts of a society using symbols and signs from ancient painting, graffiti art, and even tattoos. Born and raised in KaoShing, Taiwan, Yuan earned her BFA in Fine Art from Tainan University of technology in 1985 and her MFA in photography from Nihon academy of fine art, Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. She attended The New York Film Academy to sharpen her skills in video arts. Yuan practiced commercial and fashion photography while pursuing her career in Fine Art photography.

Gao Yuan’s Work

Cultivated by her international background in Taiwan, Japan, China, and the U.S., Yuan in her short films, videos and still photography, portrait different cultural phenomenon and express psychological and social meanings, below visual appearance and aesthetic arrangement. In her recent “Twelve Moons” and “Graffiti” series, she well-blended the roots of western and eastern cultures elements and showed how cultural identity is shaped by the socio-political environment.

Gao Yuan – Awards and Exhibitions

Gao Yuan has been the recipient of the Grand Prize at Kaunas Lithuania Biennial 2012. In 2009 she was awarded The Terna Contemporary Art Prize, Rome, Italy and was an award winner at the Soho Photo Gallery Competition, New York, 2004.
Gao Yuan’s work has been exhibited widely in Europe, China and the United States, notably at the Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York, Ping Yao International Photography Festival, China. In addition, Yuan’s works are in numerous private collection include Museum Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbonne, Portugal Museum Palacio Consistorial, Cartegena, Spain and Artist Pension Trust foundation, New York.

Gao Yuan – Au Féminin: Women Photographing Women

Gao Yuan’s photography has been included in the book “Au féminin: Women Photographing Women (1849–2009)”, published by the Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian in Paris in 2009. This book reviews photography by women over the last 160 years, including such luminaries as Julia Margaret Cameron, Ruth Bernhard, Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman. Gao Yuan is the only Chinese photographer included in this book.

Gao Yuan lives and works in New York City and Beijing, China.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Portrait GalleryKallenbach gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlandsgroup
2013Gao YuanNational Musuem of M.K.Clurlionis, Kaunas, Lithuaniasolo
2013UnknownArts gallery Kaplan Hall, Bard collage, New Yorkgroup
2013Art Rotterdam art fairRotterdam, Netherlandsgroup
2013The AIPAD New York photography showNew York, USAgroup
2012Gao YuanGalerie Grand Siecle, Taipei, Taiwansolo
2012Gao YuanCanvas international art, Amsterdam, Netherlandsolo
2012Gao YuanSoho Photo gallery, New Yorksolo
2012The city & the cityA.P.T gallery, London, UKgroup
2011Gao YuanLokstallet Art Center Strömstad, Swedensolo
2011Gao YuanArtlatitude galerie du Facteur Cheval, Versailles, Francesolo
2011UnknownKaunas Biennia Musuem of M.K.Clurlionis, Kaunas, Lithuaniagroup
2011Art LatitudeDouai, Francegroup
2011UnknownViriditas Art Exchange Manningham Gallery, Australiagroup
2011UnknownGallery of Academy Sint-Niklaas, Belgiumgroup
2010Gao YuanArt Tach collection, Greenwhice, CT solo
2010Screenage art documentSougZoung Art Museum, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010UnknownKorean Art Culture Center, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010Irish Wave - A collaborative of Irish & Chinese artistYi Gallery, Beijinggroup
2009Au femininMuseum Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbonne, Portugalgroup
2009Spiritual themes in contemporaryFrederieke Taylor Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2009A (re)Turn to (re)FormMark Wolfe Gallery, San Francisco, CAgroup
2008UnknownArt Miami Festival, Miami, FLgroup
2008UnknownPingYao International Photography Festival, Xing An, Chinagroup
2008UnknownPalacio consistorial de cartagena art center, Cartagena, Spaingroup
2008UnknownShanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, Chinagroup
2008Unknown798 Time Space Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2007Images of Identity and TerritoryInter Photo gallery, Beijing, Chinasolo
2007Classic BeautyThrockmorton Fine Art, New York, USAgroup
2007International Juried ShowVisual Arts Center of New Jersey, USAgroup
2006New York Digital Art ShowThe Lab Gallery, New York, USAgroup
2004Competition Group ShowSoho Photo Gallery , New York, USAgroup
2003Art Incubator Inaugural Art ExhibitionEthan Cohen Gallery, New York, USAgroup