Born in Sichuan province, Guo Wei graduated from the print department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1989.
Solo Exhibitions have been held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Taipei, Macau and Beijing. Selected group exhibitions are: China’s New Art: Post – 1989, Hong Kong Arts Center Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, etc. (1993-97); The First Guangzhou Triennial, China (2002); Contemporary Art from Greater China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York (2005), Brothers, Cheng Xindong Contemporary Art Space, Beijing, China (2006) and Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2007). His works are collected by many important Museums and collectors worldwide, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Shanghai Art Museum.
Guo Wei is one of the most prominent realists in China. He currently lives and works in Chengdu, China.