Yidan Guo / Eedon

From 2013 to 2019, Yidan Guo was a guest artist and Visiting Professor who taught art at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. Previous to this she was a faculty member who taught painting and drawing in the School of Art at Renmin University (The People’s University) in Beijing, China. Yidan earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Aesthetics from Renmin University of China, and a Bachelor’s of Art from the most prestigious fine arts institution in China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA).

As a talented young artist of 15, Yidan won acceptance with a full scholarship to the Fine Arts School affiliated with Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA).  At the Academy, Yidan Guo majored in Traditional Chinese Painting.  Yidan’s art work has been recognized as among the best of that produced by the rising generation of Chinese artists. 

Yidan has held several solo exhibitions in China and in the United States. Her art works have been selected for inclusion in a number of prestigious exhibitions. Yidan’s art works have been collected by institutions include China Central Academy of Fine Arts, The Chinese Artists Association, Southern Utah University, Edgar & Helen Studies Center, Shanxi, China, and University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation.

Currently Yidan lives in Blackfoot, Idaho with her husband and is focusing on her career as a full time artist.

Water based pigment on silk

Yidan Guo: Back to Then ( Self Portrait ) 2015

Water based pigment on silk

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2019  Solo exhibition – The Art of Introspection: Figure Painting by Yidan Guo
Artspace Gallery on the CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Las Vegas, NV      July 12, 2019 –  September 3, 2019

2018  Solo exhibition – “Searching of Souls”
Art Works Gallery, Cedar City, UT April 23 – May 18, 2018

2017  Solo exhibition Watercolor: East VS West
Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Aug 11 – Sep 22, 2017

2016  Solo exhibition “Portraits of Oriental Nostalgia”, Ameristar Gallery Emerging Artist Series
Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. May 6 – June 17, 2016

2015  Solo exhibition “Chinese Meticulous Painting” Gallery Show
Z-Arts Canyon Community Center gallery, Springdale, UT. July 21st – August 31

2015  Chinese Painting BACK TO THEN was selected in “Contemporary Painting 2015” 
Exhibition, Honorable Mention Awarded.
Western Colorado Center for the Art, Grand Junction, CO. May 15 – June 24

2014  High school graduation project painting Boutique was selected in “The 60th Anniversary 
Exhibition – Fine Arts School Affiliated to Central Academy of Fine Arts”
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China. March 29 – April 8

2013  Solo Exhibition – Chinese Painting & Watercolor 
Braithwaite Gallery, Southern Utah University, UT. October 24 – December 14

2013  Chinese Painting A Minority Youth attended “Chinese Now: Contemporary Portraits” – 
Renmin University of China School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition 
Work – Ann Arbor Gallery, University of Michigan, MI. U.S. November 15 – December 21 

2013  Watercolor Tale of Time attended “Inverse Conversations “– Graduate Students Faculty Art Exhibition, Renmin University of China and Arizona State University
798 Art Bridge Gallery, Beijing 798 Art Zone, China. September 6 – 18

2013  Chinese Painting A Minority Youth attended “Chinese People Now” – Renmin University of China School of Arts Faculty Exhibition
Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ. June 5 – September 20

2013  Solo exhibition “Scenery of Next Stop” – Yidan Guo’s Plein Air Painting 
Teacher Center, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China. May 23 – June. 23

2009  Chinese Painting Xutao Wu – The Painter was selected for inclusion of

2009  National Chinese Paintings Exhibition, China
Anhui Museum, Anhui Province, China, Organized by Chinese Artists Association, China

2006  Chinese Painting Music journey was selected for inclusion of “The 6th National Exhibition Of Chinese Painting”; collected by Chinese Artists Association
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2005  Watercolor Tale of Time selected for inclusion in The 7th Nationwide Exhibition of Watercolor and Gouache, China.
Zhengzhou Art Museum, Henan province, China, Organized by The Chinese Artists Association, China


2019- Current    Independent Artist lives in Blackfoot, ID, USA

2013- 2019       Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at Art & Design Department, Southern Utah University, UT, USA

2000- 2013       Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing at School Of Art, Renmin University Of China — Beijing, China