Sophia Gao – A descendant of famous Qing Dynasty grandmaster – Xu Ye Fen. Trained by grandfather late Xu Zhi-Xiong, a renowned artist. She graduated with distinction from the world class Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. She worked for many famous Magazines as an art editor. Currently living and working in Toronto as a full-time artist. She is represented by galleries in Toronto, Hamilton and Burlington. Her work is held in numerous private collections in Canada and China. Stylish assimilation of Zen and modern techniques, a transcendent beauty of enigmatic expressionism with a tint of traditionalism. Self actualization without illusion.To know oneself is to understand the universe. Life and Art is one entity.