Corner Café, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas 122 x 91 cm
Echo Z Cai
Born in Beijing, China, 1965
Lives and works in Melbourne
Echo Cai graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Beijing China, in 1988. She came to Australia in 1989. In 2000 Echo met Hong Fu, a highly recognized Chinese-Australian artist. He became her oil painting mentor, studying under him full time for the next two years.
In 2012 Echo was diagnosed with Leukemia. Now well, Echo has realized, “life is precious” and has grown a new enthusiasm for art.
Echo is a published writer and has curated multi-art events and exhibitions in Melbourne between 2014 – 2017.
Echo works now as a professional artist, winning multiple awards. Her work features many street scenes around Melbourne, especially her favourite, Brunswick Street. The bright and lively streets and crowds appeal to Echo as subject for her art. Echo is an artist who is innovative and brave in her career. In this exhibition, she will show her recent works.
2018 Finalist ‘Nillumbik Art Prize 2018’, Vic
Finalist ‘Wyndham Art Prize 2018’, Vic
Finalist ‘Cambridge Studio & Gallery Portrait Prize’, Vic Solo exhibition in Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Malvern, Vic Group exhibition in the Pacific Art Centre, West Melbourne
2017 Solo Exhibition in Hawthorn Studio Gallery, Hawthorn, Vic Guest artist in Mapping Melbourne International Art Festival
2016 Solo exhibition in New Art Gallery, Eltham, Vic
Group exhibition in New Art Gallery, Eltham, Vic
Guest artist in the ‘Muliti Art Fashion Show’, Meat Market, North Melbourne
2015 Solo exhibition in New Art Gallery, Eltham, Vic
2014 Solo exhibition in the Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, QLD Group exhibition in Box Hill Town Hall Gallery, Vic
2013 Solo exhibition in Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster, Vic
2012 Echo’s multimedia contemporary art work < Echo’s Visual Diaries > was presented in the International Festival of Literatures, Ideas & Translation, in Federation Square in Melbourne
2011 Solo exhibition in the Light Factory Gallery, Vic
Group exhibition in Hawthorn Studio Gallery, Hawthorn, Vic
2010 Finalist ‘Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize’, Vic Solo exhibition in Art Atrium Gallery, Sydney
2007 Solo exhibition in Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Solo exhibition ‘Human and Environment’ in Eltham Community Gallery, Vic
2005 Won ‘Outstanding Art Work’, Strathdon Art Show, Vic
Solo exhibition ‘Art around Us’ in Long Gallery of Montsalvat Art Center, Vic
2004 Won ‘Best Painting’, Strathdon Art Show, Vic
Group exhibition ‘An Eclectic Mix’ in the Ecliptic Gallery, Armadale, Vic
2003 Became a full time artist