Chinese New Year Party Features Art Master Guo Aihe

IITI’s Chinese New Year Celebration to Feature Chinese Art Master Guo Aihe

Chinese Ceramic Art Master Guo Aihe will be the featured guest for IITI’s Chinese New Year celebration. He will be giving a personal presentation of his featured exhibit at the Russell Fine Art Gallery in Austin, TX on February 10th. The presentation will be part of IITI’s celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Guo was born in Luoyang, China in 1964 and received his BFA from Luoyang Normal University in 1986. He lives and works in Luoyang - the capital of thirteen Chinese dynasties and the birthplace of Sancai.

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Since 1986, Guo’s Sancai Art has been exhibited in major museums and institutions both nationally and internationally. Guo earned international recognition for his public commissions, such as the 35-meters long mural The Center of the Country & The Origin of the Cities, which was revealed at the 2010 Shanghai World EXPO. Now it is permanently installed at Sancai Art Museum of China.

Guo Aihe has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his academic contributions and cultural achievements. Notably, Guo received the “Seal of Excellence for Handicrafts” from UNESCO; “Gold Award” from the International Academy of Ceramics and World Crafts Council. He was honored the title of “Chinese Ceramic Art Master” by the China National Light Industry Council and China Ceramic Industry Association. Guo also was elected as one of “China’s Top Ten Distinguished Figures in Ceramic Industry”. In 2014, Guo was appointed as the Vice President of Chinese Ceramic Art Masters Association. In the following year, Guo founded “Today”, an annual charity exhibition focused on art education for children in rural China.