Fou Gallery is pleased to present Shuling Guo’s exhibition Sotto Voce. This is another waypoint in her artistic journey, inspired by and interwoven with her voyages at sea. Shuling Guo and her husband shuttle between islands and sheltered anchorages, where in those calmer waters she uses a small and compact cabin on their boat as her studio for creating her color pencil drawings and oil paintings. The Sotto Voce series in this exhibition includes a selection of color pencil drawings and oil paintings created by Shuling Guo from late 2020 through the first half of 2022. Most of the works in this exhibition were done on board in this fashion, with two larger works being completed in her studio in Philadelphia due to the confines of the boat’s cabin.
Shuling Guo (b. 1986, Chao’An, Guangdong Province, China) graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (B.F.A.) in 2010. She immigrated to the United States in 2019, and now lives in Philadelphia and on the Sailing Vessel Selkie, painting while implementing sailing voyages.