Anran Guo is a queer female artist currently based in Hamilton and Toronto. She grew up in China and came to Canada in 2014. Guo holds a Master of Visual Studies in Studio Art, HBA in Art and Art History (a joint program with Sheridan College), and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies from the University of Toronto.
Guo is primarily focused on sculptures and installations. Her works are metaphorical and playful, offer layered readings in critiques of social and political systems, and engage with topics including censorship, suppression, feminism, hypocrisy, self-deception, etc. Guo’s works highlight simple or everyday objects with minimum intervention. By utilizing the dailyness of the visual language on the objects, Guo creates low-barrier conversations and calls upon the viewers to question invisible power dynamics at play in society.
Guo’s works have been exhibited across GTA, and collected by Sheridan College.
CV updated June, 2022