About the Artist

Xi Guo, Signature member of NWS ( National Watercolor Society) and NWWS (Northwest Watercolor Society) , was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. She earned her BFA in oil painting from Shanghai Normal University and completed her graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2014, majoring in photography.

Xi started to focus on painting with watercolor about five years ago and became a world-wide award-winning watercolor artist. Xi won the second place in the Watermedia Showcase Competition and was asked to give a full-page interview by Watercolor Artist Magazine in 2014. In the same year, her painting was included in the art-book Splash 16, The Best of Watercolor: Exploring Texture published by North Light Books.

In 2015, Xi’s two paintings were selected to exhibit with 300 paintings from 50 R.I. (Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours) Members, 98 paintings selected from 732 entries from all over the world. One of her paintings won her the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Prize. Xi became the first Chinese female painter who exhibited with the R.I. since it was founded in 1831. Her paintings were chosen by R.I again this year. Xi won the the Istanbul Excellence Award from 2015-2016 Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial which is the one of most competitive and prestigious juried contemporary watercolor exhibitions in the world. As a Winner of All-Media Competition in the Watercolor and Gouache Category, 

Xi was interviewed by The Artist's Magazine. The article was published in the July/August 2016 issue. Xi’s painting was also accepted by AWS’ (American Watercolor Society)149th international exhibition in New York City, and was selected to be a part of the travel exhibition this year. Most recently, Xi Won the Da Vinci Artist’s Merchandise Award in the National Watercolor Society's 96th Annual International Exhibition and was made a Signature Member of NWS.



 - International Artist Magazine June/July issue - The Importance of a Strong Concept

- The Art of Watercolour Magazine 28th issue - The Cycle of Life

Invited Exhibitions


- Invited Artist of Biennial International Prize "Marche d'Acqua" Fabriano Watercolour - Watercolour International

Contest, Fabriano, Italy Tangle - The Third Place

- Invited Artist of WATERCOLOR INTERNATIONAL IV in Thessaloniki, Greece


- Invited Artist of The Lake-Blue Heaven Qingdao International Spring Art Salon, Qing Dao, China.

- Invited Artist of Taiwan International Exposition of Excelled Watercolor 2017, Taiwan


- Invited Artist of WATERCOLOR INTERNATIONAL III in Thessaloniki, Greece

- Invited Artist of The 1st Nanning China International Watercolor Invitational Exhibition, Nanning, China


- Invited Artist of China Qingdao Youth Watercolor Artists International Exhibition, Qing Dao, China

- Invited Artist of World Watercolor Triennale Korea 2015, Hangaram Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

- Invited Artist of The 1st Vietnam International Watercolor Society Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Competitions


- American Watercolor Society’s 151st Annual International Exhibition. Altar

- National Watercolor Society's 98th Annual International Exhibition. Tangle No.4

- Florida Watercolor society's 47th Annual Exhibition. Tangle No.6


- National Watercolor Society's 97th Annual International Exhibition - Combined Donors Award. Tangle No.3

- National watercolor society, 2015 Annual Members Exhibition. Tangle No.2

- Royal Institute of Painter in Water Colours in England, The 205th Open Exhibition. Dreaming of Butterfly No.1, Dreaming of Butterfly No.2


- National Watercolor Society's 96th Annual International Exhibition - Da Vinci Artist’s Merchandise Award. Tangle No.1

- American Watercolor Society’s 149th Annual International Exhibition - Travel Exhibition. The Last Sleep No.1

- San Diego Watercolor Society, the 36th International Exhibition- David Thayer Memorial AwardDavid Thayer Memorial Award. Woods

- Royal Institute of Painter in Water Colours in England, The 204th Open Exhibition. Dreaming of Butterfly No.7 , Wicket.


 - The Artist's Magazine, Winner of All-Media Competition in the Watercolor and Gouache Category. The Last Sleep No.2

- Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial-the Istanbul Excellence Award. The Last Sleep No.2

- China/National Watercolor Society (NWS) Small Watercolor Painting Art Exchange Exhibition 2015-2016. Veil

- Royal Institute of Painter in Water Colours in England, The 203rd Open Exhibition -The Shenzhen International Watercolor

Biennial Prize. VictimImprint

- National watercolor society, 2015 Annual Members Exhibition. Lilith

- Northwest Watercolor Society, 75th International Open Exhibition. Gaze

- Illinois Watercolor Society, 31st National Exhibition 2015 - Honorable Mention. Dreaming of Butterfly, No.7

- Watercolor Art Society_ Houston, the 38th International exhibition. Decay


 - Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Open Water 89th Annual Open International Juried Exhibition- Salis

International Inc. – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Award Lilith

- Watercolor Artist Magazine, the 5th annual Watermedia Showcase competition-2nd Place. Dreaming of Butterfly, No. 1

- North Light Books’ 2014 watercolor competition Splash 16: Exploring Texture. The Green-Meldrim House

- Northwest Watercolor Society, 74th Annual International Open Exhibition- Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. Award. Pink Flowers

- North East Watercolor Society 38t Annual International Juried Exhibition 2014. A Living Room with Sunshine

- Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 35th Juried International Exhibition - Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Gift Certificate AwardA Golden Living Room

- Watercolor West, 46th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition. Wicket

- Philadelphia Watercolor society, 46th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works On Paper. Imprint

- Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 37th international exhibition. Dreaming of Butterfly, No. 1

- San Diego Watercolor Society, 34th International Juried Exhibition. Victim

- Society of Watercolor Artists, 2014 International Watermedia Juried Exhibition. Wicket

- Texas Watercolor society, 65th Annual Exhibition-TWS Presidents Award. Dreaming of Butterfly, No.7

- California Watercolor Association, 44th National Exhibition. Dreaming of Butterfly, No.9


 - Foothills Art Center, 40th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Dreaming of Butterfly, No.1 

Judging Experiences


 - St. Augustine Art Association, Nature and Wildlife Show, Awards Judge


 - Beaufort Art Association, 57th Annual Spring Show, Awards Judge