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Alex Guofeng Cao

Born in 1969 - China

BIOGRAPHY

Alex Guofeng Cao (Chinese, b.1969) immigrated with his family to the United States in the 1980s. After studying photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Cao continued to explore black and white photography, but with a more digitalized approach.

Alex Guofeng Cao came to New York searching for his pursuit, came upon photography, which easily became his passion. Inspired by such masters as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Edward Weston, and Robert Mapplethorpe, Cao ceaselessly studied and experimented with all methods and techniques in photography. While adept with color, Cao’s preferred medium is the black and white image.

The most recent body of work by Cao is a series of images of popular culture icons. At a glance almost anyone can identify some if not all of the characters in the menagerie of stars. But, upon closer inspection, one can see that these stars are composed of a constellation of tiny repetitive images each slightly differing from its neighbors. The plot thickens as one realizes that there is a play, a dialogue between the chosen characters that inhabit each other.

The method of creation for Cao is really that of composing a mosaic of memories into an impression of the present. Impressed and greatly influenced by the ideal forms and proportions of the iconic and statuesque sculptures of the ancient Egypt, Greek and Roman eras, Cao’s works can be said to have their roots in western antiquity. Another great source of inspiration are impressions from his trip a decade ago of the mosaic floors and walls of Naples and Pompeii. It’s the combination of these two base strategies that allows Caos’ works to take shape.

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EXHIBITIONS

2013
The Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, Texas(USA)

2012
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida (USA)
Museum of the Banco de la Republica, Bogota (Colombia)
The Image Within, Solo Exhibition, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Group Show, Emblem and Image, Birnam Wood Galleries, New York (USA)
Mironova Gallery, Kiev (Ukraine)
Houston Art Fair, Houston, Texas (USA)
Aspen Art Fair, Aspen (USA)
Art Hampton, NY (USA)
Villa Del Arte Galleries, Beirut Art Fair, Beirut (Lebanon)
Art Basel 43, Basel (Swizerland)
Scope Basel, Basel (Swizerland)
Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas (USA)

2011
Art Basel Miami, Miami, Florida (USA)
Paris Photo, Paris (France)
Künstler Auf der Art Fair, Cologne (Germany)
Marrakech Art Fair, Marrakech (Morocco)
Art Basel 42, Basel (Swizerland)
Scope Basel, Basel (Swizerland)
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York (USA)
Lookforart, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2010
Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris (France)
Gallery M, Denver, Colorado (USA)
Cavalier Gallery, Nantucket, MA (USA)
Guy Hepner Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
Stux Gallery, New York (USA)
Unix Fine Arts, Olympia Art Fair, London, (England)
Venice Project, San Francisco Art Fair, California (USA)
Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN (USA)
Chicago Art Fair, Chicago (USA)
Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona (Spain)
Scope New York, NY (USA)
Los Angeles Art Show, LA (USA)
Pan American Art Project Gallery, LA (USA)
Woolff Gallery, London Art Fair, London (England)

2009
White Box Gallery, New York (USA)
Photo Miami, Miami, Florida (USA)

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