古一雄 Andrew Yi-Xiong Gu was born in China in 1971. In 1993 at age 19 he moved to Xi’an, China to attend Xi’an United University . Gu YiXiong studied and majored in art, brush painting, painting, sketch, watercolor, and oil painting. He graduated an Art Major from Xi’an United University .
Currently, He is the President of World Zen Art Center, co-director of China Zen Art Academy.
In 2003 he went to Japan to take part in a culture exchange sponsored by the Japan China Cultural Association. While in Japan his art works were collected by Japanese friends and received good evaluations. Next, he went to Beijing People’ Hall to participate in the “China Soul-Celebration of the 56th Anniversary of the Establishment of People’s Republic of China, Calligraphy and Paintings of Celebrities National Celebration Benevolent of China.” China Art Weekly featured and introduced Gu YiXing’s paintings.
In 2005 he won the Gold Medal at the China-America ,San Francisco ,Chinese Painting and Calligraphy International Contest. He then received several other awards in China. At the Beijing People’s Hall, he received the name of the “Ten Best Moral & Art Model“ from the Moral Model Meeting of China Organizing Committee. He also received from the Traditional Culture Promoting Project of China, the award of “Traditional Culture Promoting Project of China Outstanding Award.” In 2008, China Cultural Information Association and China Cultural United Publishing Company awarded him the name of “Master of the Time”.
Mr. Gu moved to the U.S. in 2009 to actualize his dream that of the development and prosperity of Zen Art and Chinese brush painting to grow worldwide. He specializes in Chinese ink landscape and Zen brush paintings. His ambition and life goal is to establish an international Zen Art development to ensure Zen Art’s prosperity and appreciation for generations to come.
Gu YiXiong currently teaches the Zen-Chinese brush painting at the World Zen Art Center in Queens, New York.