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Tony Guo (b. 1999) is a painter born in Aotearoa New Zealand who grew up in Northeast China. He migrated to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in 2012 by himself, spending his teen years with host families while adapting to multiculturalism. Vested in modes of figurative oil paintings, Guo’s work projects queer allegory in a psycho-theatre, as moments of whimsy mask a journey into a captive dilemma.


Part-time Tutor, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting), AUT


2022   Master of Visual Arts with First Class (Honours), AUT

2020   Bachelor of Visual Arts, AUT

Solo Exhibitions

2023   Sand, Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington   

           Dogtooth, Paper Anniversary Gallery, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023   Aotearoa Art FairPaper Anniversary Gallery, Auckland

           Summer Exhibition, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

           The Dinner Party, RM Gallery, Auckland

2022   NZ Painting and Printmaking Award Finalist Exhibition, Hamilton

2021   Beyond Borders, Beresford Square, Auckland​​

2020   Layers: Filling the Void, Pah Homestead, Auckland

​           Emergent: See, Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland​

2019   Accept Each Word Spoken with Love, Northart Gallery, Auckland

         ​  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Finalist Exhibition, Whakatāne

2018​   3.15 Westlake Art Show, Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland

​           Greater Auckland Art Award, Corban Estate Arts, Auckland


2023   NZ Painting and Printmaking Award, Main Painting Prize

           Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Merit Award

           Cleveland National Art Award, Youth Artist Award

2022   Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award, Michael Evans Award

2020   Emergent: See, Runner-Up Award

2017   National Youth Art Award, Breakthrough Award


2023   Issue 5, Ratworld Magazine

           Issue 199, Spring 2023, Art News Aotearoa


2023   Tracing the Absurd: Queer Bodies of a Painted Allegory (Short Form Summary), Vol. 2 No. 2 (2023): Rainbow Special Issue

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