Yidan Guo / Eedon

From 2013 to 2019, Yidan Guo was a guest artist and Visiting Professor taught art at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT. Previous to this she was a faculty member with the School of Art at Renmin University in Beijing, China.

As a talented young artist of 15, Yidan won acceptance to the Fine Arts School affiliated with the most prestigious fine arts institution-Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA) in Beijing, China.  At the Academy, Yidan completed eight years of strict art training and received her Bachelor’s of Art degree in Traditional Chinese Painting. In 2005 Yidan earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Aesthetics from Renmin University of China.

Yidan has held several solo exhibitions in the United States and in china. Her artwork has been selected for inclusion in a number of juried exhibitions. Yidan’s artwork is 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 Exhibitions

2020  Yidan Guo: From Perception to Connection
Idaho Falls Arts Council, Willard Arts Center, Idaho Falls, ID. September 3 – November 8, 2020

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

2018  Yidan Guo: Searching of Souls
Art Works Gallery, Cedar City, UT April 23 – May 18, 2018

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

2016  Yidan Guo: Portraits of Oriental Nostalgia– Ameristar Gallery Emerging Artist Series
Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. May 6 – June 17, 2016

2015  Yidan Guo: Chinese Meticulous Painting
Z-Arts Canyon Community Center gallery, Springdale, UT. July 21 – August 31, 2015

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

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2020  “12th Annual National Juried Exhibition”; Third Place
Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls Arts Council, ID. March 19 – May 31, 2020

2017  “49th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition”; Henry Fukuhara Memorial Award
City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA. October 14 – December 17, 2017

2015  “Contemporary Painting 2015” Exhibition; Honorable Mention Awarded.
Western Colorado Center for the Art, Grand Junction, CO. May 15 – June 24

2015  “The Twenty-First Century Body” Art Exhibition, running concurrently with the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle.
Humanities & Arts department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, October 1 – November 6

2010  “Yang Mo Tang” 2009 Juried Art Exhibition 
Yang Mo Tang Fine Arts Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China 

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

2006  “The 6th National Juried Exhibition Of Chinese Painting” Art Museum of China, Beijing, China. Collected by Chinese Artists Association 

2005  “The 7th Nationwide Juried Exhibition of Watercolor and Gouache”, China.
Zhengzhou Art Museum, Henan province, China, Organized by The Chinese Artists Association, China

2005  Beijing Artists Association: The 4th Juried Exhibition of Emerging Artists
CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

2019  Colonial Centennial Exhibition
Carr Gallery / Willard Art Center, Idaho Falls, ID. November 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

2019  IMPACT: An Exhibition of SUU Art & Design Faculty and Alumni
Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT. January 10 – March 15, 2019

2018  SUU Art & Design Faculty Annual Exhibition 2018
Southern Utah Museum of Art, , UT. January 18 – February 24, 2018

2016  SUU Art & Design Faculty Annual Exhibition 2016
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, SUU, Cedar City, UT. January 7 – February 6, 2016

2015  “2015 Southern Utah Art Invitational”
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, SUU, Cedar City, UT. June 26 – August 28

2015  “Adams Theatre 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit”
Randall L. Jones Theatre, Cedar City, UT. June 25 – October 31

2014   “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  “Chinese Now: Contemporary Portraits” – Renmin University of China School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition 
 Ann Arbor Gallery, University of Michigan, MI. U.S. November 15 – December 21 

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

2009  “Tenth Anniversary of the Establishment of School of Art, Renmin University “– School of Arts & National Taiwan University of Arts Faculty Exhibition
School of Arts, Renmin University, Beijing, China


2019-             Full time Artist, Blackfoot, ID, USA

2013-2019    Visiting Professor of Fine Art, Southern Utah University, UT, USA

2000-2013    Assistant Professor, School of Art, Renmin University of China-Beijing, China