Frankie Gao

Introducing Frankie

Hi, being an urban traveller, inspired by the massive universe, its origin and its wonders, so much so that it pours from my mind into my works, for it allowing escapes at any place, at a any time in a world apart, touching, moving and transforming the sight, insight and foresight of what day might become. Yours, Frankie

What we love about Frankie

What looks digital drawings of white lines on black background are actually black lines etched onto white paper — the blank spaces exposed create a bold universe of unimaginable proportions. You’ll marvel at her precise technique while staring into the center of “My Crystal Star #5” or being enlightened by the unexpected shocks of color in “When the Moon Falls #15”. Frankie’s stellar work is meditation and space travel rolled into one.

Artist Bio

Exhibitions and Projects

  1. 2017
  2. Concrete Dance (upcoming), Bricks Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  3. Something Black: An art exhibition on line, Cultivate London, UK
  4. Double Yolk ‘Print Out Exhibition’, Newcastle upon Tyre, UK
  5. 1 Year Anniversity in Pink Cabinet, Kunstzimmer Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  6. 2016
  7. Life is elsewhere, too, Kunstzimmer Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (duo)
  8. Dominic Brown & Frankie Gao, Mimesia Gallery, den Haag, the Netherlands (duo)
  9. Lean Artist Cohort 1, Fab Lab St. Pauli + Künstlerhaus FAKTOR, Hamburg, Germany
  10. Artmap, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  11. 2014
  12. To Mars, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
  13. Route du Norde, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  14. 2012
  15. 1st Contemporary Art WEIBO, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
  16. KunstRAI, Gallery Wilma, Amsterdam Rai, the Netherlands
  17. Just enough space to turn around, het Glazen Huis, Amsterdam Rai, the Netherlands
  18. Raw Art Fair, Gallery Wilma, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  19. 2011
  20. Arti Den Haag, Gallery EstleeLie, den Haag, the Netherlands
  21. SYMBIOSE Summer Art Festival, Breda, the Netherlands
  22. 2010
  23. OpenDay Presentation, Wall House No.2, Groningen, the Netherlands
  24. Kunstvlaai/Artpie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  25. 2009
  26. Xchange, Time Square Gallery, New York, United States
  27. Showmaster, Groningen, the Netherlands


  1. 2011, Global Factory Arti-Challenge winner, Arti Den Haag, the Netherlands
  2. 2005, Graduate Award for Outstanding Performance, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
  3. 2002, Second Prize, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
  4. 2001, First Prize, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China


  1. 2017 – LUMEN Residency Atina, Atina, Italy (upcoming)
  2. 2015 – Spaeter Sommer residency, Perleberg, Germany
  3. 2014 – Mancheng International Art Village, Nanjing, China

Public Collections

  1. Songzhuang Art Center, China
  2. Mancheng International Art Village, China
  3. Global Factory, the Netherlands
  4. College of Fine Arts, Capital normal University, China
  5. Private collections in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, USA and China

Public Commission

  1. ‘Indigo Blossom’, acylic painting on chipboard for UNESCO, Klaner Tischlerei, Austria
  2. ‘Monoblossom’, mural, Malsaal Hamburg, Germany


  1. 2017 – Featured Artist on Average Art Magazine (April 2017)


  1. 2008 – 2010, MFA Painting, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, the Netherlands
  2. 2009, Exchange Semester Program at Fine Art Department at Hunter College, New York, United States
  3. 2005 – 2008, MA Chinese Ink Painting, College of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China



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