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Yikui (Coy) Gu

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The Debaucherous, 2014 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 42 X 42 Inches
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Shithead, 2014 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 48 X 42 Inches
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Dangerously Close, 2014 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 48 X 44 Inches
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Leviathan, 2014 Oil on Canvas 72 X 40 Inches
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I Bomb Atomically, 2014 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 72 X 50 Inches
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Chorus, 2013 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 50 X 42 Inches
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The Big Island, 2013 Oil on Canvas 60 X 36 Inches
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Crybaby, 2009 Oil on Linen 36 X 38 Inches
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Barbary, 2013 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 16 X 16 Inches
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The Oppression of Art History, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 44 X 42 Inches
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Undercarriage, 2012 Oil and Oil Marker on Canvas 80 X 66 Inches (diptych)
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The Bathers, 2011 Oil on Canvas 66 X 40 Inches
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You can only be right, 2009 Oil on Canvas 78 X 90 Inches
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Trying to Help, 2012 Oil on Canvas 60 X 36 Inches
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Playmates, 2013 Oil, Acrylic, and Oil Marker on Canvas 18 X 18 Inches
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Dogma, 2008 Oil on Canvas 84 X 96 Inches
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Untitled, 2010 Oil on Canvas 40 X 24 Inches
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Flock, 2010 Oil on Canvas 68 X 16 Inches
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Mixed Vegetables, 2008 Oil on Masonite 11 X 14 Inches
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Pork Dumplings, 2008 Oil on Masonite 11 X 14 Inches
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Sesame Chicken, 2008 Oil on Masonite 11 X 14 Inches
Sarcoptic
Sarcoptic, 2008 Oil on Canvas 58 X 70 Inches
Running
Run, 2009 Oil on Masonite 8 X 10.5 Inches
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You All Look Alike, 2008 Digital Laser Print and Acrylic on Paper Dimensions Variable
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Longest Line I Have Ever Drawn, 2008 Pen on Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Red Line, 2009 Pen on Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Longest Line I Have Ever Whited Out, 2009 White Out and Pen on Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Purple Line, 2009 Pen on Paper 18 X 24 Inches
Andromeda
Andromeda, 2009 Pen on Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Untitled, 2009 Pen Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Coy's Goo, 2009 Semen on Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
China
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Philadelphia
Schools
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2008, Master of Fine Arts
Long Island University (Southampton), 2005, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Tags
mixed-media, modern, figurative, conceptual
Statement

Yikui (Coy ) Gu was born in 1983 in Shanghai, China and emigrated to the United States at the age of seven, growing up in Albany, NY. He has a BFA from Long Island University and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

He has exhibited his work nationally in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and St. Louis; and internationally in London, Berlin, and Siena, Italy. His work has been reviewed in KunstForum International in Berlin, and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as appearing on the cover of the Lower East Side Review, a NYC poetry journal. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Art Library (NYC) and the Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy). He resides in Philadelphia and teaches as an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Southern Maryland. In his time off he enjoys traveling, good Belgian beers, and keeping up to date as a sneakerhead. The bulk of his time, however, is spent in the studio where he is currently plotting his take over of the international art world, while remaining mostly harmless.