Godwin Kou is a well-known Atlanta based Chinese artist. In his earlier years, Godwin studied under Professor Wu, a renowned artist in south China, and diligently studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy.
In 1986, Godwin moved to The United States. He became one of the members of Community Committee of the Atlanta High Museum of Art for two years as well as one of the founders of Chinese-American Art Association of Atlanta.
In recent years, Godwin has been invited by several universities, companies, and other various organizations to teach and give demonstrations on both painting and calligraphy. Included in the list are: Emory University Georgia Power, the Atlanta Chinese Culture Center and the Atlanta Chinese Lion Club.
Godwin Kou also participates in various arts shows. He paints Chinese brush painting (Chinese watercolor) and calligraphy and his artworks are a favorite amongst the crowds.
Kuansoi (Christine) Kou
A traditional Chinese brush painting artist, Kuansoi (Christine) Kou was born in China. She began her study of the Chinese brush painting and calligraphy when she was a child.
She came to United States in 1988 and settled down in Atlanta. Before that, she worked as a commercial artist in Macao. In 1985, her artworks were first showed in an exhibition held by the Museum of Luís de Camões in Macao.
Christine continually works as a full time artist since she has lived in Atlanta. She has participated in various mainstream art shows during the years. In 1996, her art was selected along with others as part of an exhibition titled “Today’s Famous Chinese Artist” to represented Taiwan on tour throughout the United States, Canada, and South Africa.
In 1998, her artworks were selected by “The First Macao International Art Exhibition”. In 1999, her artwork was selected by "The Exhibition of Observance for Discovery the Oracle of One Century” in Taiwan.
In 1999, she gave a solo exhibition in the Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University.
In 2000, she held a solo art show at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.
For more than thirty years in Chinese brush painting, what Christine has been pursuing is an art of harmony, elegancy, purity and freedom, an art that can soothe people’s mind.
In 2012, her husband Godwin Kou and she both held an exhibition in the Brown Art Gallery at Mercer University.
In the recent years, she has been invited by many universities, companies, and other organizations to teach and give demonstrations on Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. They include Emory University, Coca-Cola, Georgia Power, AT & T, CDC, Indian Creek Middle School, New Life Academy, and the Families of Children from China.
Now she is teaching Chinese painting in her studio.
In 1985, his artworks were first shown in an exhibition held by the Macao Museum.
In 1989, his art was selected as part of an exhibition entitled "Today’s Famous Chinese Artists" to represent Taiwan on a tour throughout the United States, Canada, and South Africa.
In 2004, his artworks were exhibited in the Taichong Culture and Art Center in Taiwan .
In 2005, the International Association of Chinese Art and Culture in China selected him as “The Outstanding Chinese Artist”.
In 2006, the Chinese Art and Culture Association in China selected him as “The Outstanding Chinese Artist”.
In 2007, the International Association of Chinese Art and Chinese Art Society in China selected his inscription and calligraphy for the 2008 Olympics.
In 2008, his artwork was selected as “Best of Show” by Leesburg Center for the Arts in Florida.
In 2009, his artwork was selected as “Best of Show” by the Summer Shade Festival in Atlanta, GA.
In 2010, his artwork was selected as “Best of Show” by the Harvest Fair in Rome, GA.
In 2011,his artwork was selected as “First Place” by 10th Annual Chain of Parks Art Festival, presented by LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, FL.
His artwork was selected as "Best Painting" by Atlanta Art Festival.
In 2012, Godwin & Kuansoi Art Ehxibition in The Brown Art Gallery, Mercer University.
In 2013, his artwork was selected as “Excellence 2D” in Mt. Dora Art Festival and Merit Award in Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival.
In 2014, his artwork was selected as “Best of Show” in Panoply Art market Festival. Huntsville, AL
In 2015, his artwork was selected as “Best of Painting” in SummerFest Virginia Highland, Atlanta, GA
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