Chenxi Gao


 

 

 

 What is holding you back

Eau forte, 34 x 25 

400 €


 

 

 

It rains so heavily where you live

Sérigraphie, 15 x 23 cm

500 €


 

Chenxi Gao, Denton, TX, U.S.A.

Gao.chenxi@yahoo.com

 

Education Experience

 2021 - present MFA student, Printmaking, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

2018-2021 -  BFA, Studio Art with a concentration in Painting, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

2017-2018 Foundational art classes and completion of thesis, Birds the Actor: From Daily Life to the Art. McLennan Honors College, Waco, TX.

2016-2017 Foundational art classes, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX.

 

 

 

Work Experience

 

2022 - Kay Seedig 

2021 - present Teaching Assistant, Lab instructor in the Foundations Program, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas.

2021 - Lead Faculty: Traci O’Dwyer 

2020 - 2021 Painting Studio Assistant, Department of Art& Art History, Baylor University, Supervisor: Winter Rusiloski.

2020 Fabric Design Assistant, Department of Art& Art History, Baylor University, Supervisor: Dr. Mary Ruth Smith.

 

Exhibitions

 

2022 -  PressFest: Print and Zine Expo, Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX.

          - Printmaker’s Marks, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

            Juror: Dave DiMarchi, a queer, multi-disciplinary printmaker and teaching artist based in New Hope, PA.

          - Viewfinder, UNT Union Art Gallery, Denton, Texas. Two-person show with Jae-Eun Suh.

          - North Texas Graduate Collective Exhibition, University of North Texas CoLab, Denton, Texas. Hosted by the Graduate Professional Practices                at the UNT CoLab.

          - Artovation 2022, annual Spring student competition, Texas Association of Schools of   Art, TX. Juror: Donna Sweigart, Chair of The            

            Department of Art and Associate Professor of Art at Rowan University.

          -2022 Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX. Juror: Joseph Cohen, Co-founder and Owner of Davis Cohen Art

          - 5th Annual Paper & Clay Juried Exhibition 2022, Utah State University, Logan, UT.  Juror: Kelli Sinner.

2021 -  Parkside National Print Exhibition, The Fine Arts Gallery of the Rita Tallent Center at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI.      

             Juror: John Hitchcock, Artist, Professor of Art, and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of WisconsinMadison.

           - Baylor Art Student Juried Exhibition 2021, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX. Juror: Phillip Shore.

           - GALEX 55 National Juried Exhibition,The Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL. Juror: Oscar Jay Gillespie, Master Engraver and          

             Professor of Art at Bradley University.

           - 4th Annual Paper & Clay Juried Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, UT. Juror: Stefanie Dykes, owner of Saltgrass Printmakers.

2020 -  4th Annual Art Expedition Exhibition, Wonder. The Art Center of Waco, Waco, TX. Juror: Paul McCoy, Professor of Art at Baylor University.

          - 4th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibition, Waco Friends of the Climate, Waco, TX.

          - Baylor Art Student Juried Exhibition, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX. Juror: Dr. Scott Sherer, Associate Professor of Art History at the          

            University of Texas at San Antonio.

          - Student group show at CrossHatch304 Gallery, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

2019 - Three prints enter the permanent collection of the Printmaking Studio at Baylor Department of Art and Art History, Waco, TX.

          - Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Exhibition, Baylor Scott &White McClinton Cancer Center, Waco, TX.

          - Student group show at CrossHatch304 Gallery, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

          - Artscape 2019, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX.

          - Baylor Art Student Juried Exhibition, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX. Juror: Tish Brewer, Paper Conservator, owner of the Center for Art     

            Conservation. *Best of Show and Best of Fabric Design.

2018 - 2nd Annual Art Expedition Exhibition, Juried National Student Show, Transitions. The Art Center of Waco, Waco, TX. Juror: Alison Hearst,                   Associate Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX.

 

Print Exchanges

2022 -  Reappropriation, Organizer: Alanna Austin

          -  Mid America Print Council (MAPC) 2022, Kent, OH. 

          -  Room to Breathe, Organizers: Thuong Hoai Tran and Maddie May

          -  Mid America Print Council (MAPC) 2022, Kent, OH.

 

Commissions

 

December 2020 Portrait of Rev. Robert Gilbert, oil on canvas, 24” by

36” Rev. Robert Gilbert is the first African American that

graduated from Baylor University in history. This portrait is

commissioned by the Religion Department at Baylor University.

Publications

March 2021 Forbes & Fifth, Spring 2021, University of Pittsburgh.

A lithograph print, Lost, was included in this student-run journal.

Academic Achievements and Awards

Fall 2018-Spring 2021 Dean’s Academic Honor List, Baylor University.

A student must have earned a minimum semester grade

point average of 3.70 with no grade lower than a "C" while

being enrolled in at least 12 graded semester hours.

2020-2021 The Patricia Johnston Art Scholarship.

2019-2020 The Karl and Shirley Umlauf Endowed Scholarship.

May 2018 Honors College Thesis:

Birds the Actor: From Daily Life to the Art.

April 2018 The Hearts in the Arts Spring Scholarship.

April 2018 2017-2018 Outstanding Student in Painting, Drawing,

and Design, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX.

April 2018 Scholar Day, McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas.

Oral presentation: Birds the Actor: From Daily Life to the Art.

March 2018 Great Plains Honors Council Conference (GPHC), Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Oral presentation of research project Birds the Actor:

From Daily Life to the Art to Honors College students from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

April 2017 2016-2017 Outstanding Student in Drawing, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX.