Echo Zixuan Cai


Echo is an artist who is innovative and brave in her career.

Echo graduated from Peking University with Bachelor’s degree of Art in Beijing, China, 1988. She relocated to Melbourne in 1989.

In 2000 Echo met Hong Fu, a highly respected Chinese-Australian artist. He became her oil painting mentor and tutor over a period of two years starting with Impressionism.  Successfully following her passion, Echo has worked as a professional artist for many years, won multiple awards, organized several solo exhibitions and numerous group shows.

As Echo is a published writer and a columnist for newspapers and magazines, she found appeal in a modern and contemporary style experimenting with presenting some of her literacy creations on the canvas. She continues to work in other art forms those being sculpture, photography, and digital.

In 2012 Echo was diagnosed with Leukemia and was hospitalized for a period of four months. Since courageously regaining her health she has realized “life is precious” and has grown a new enthusiasm for her art.  Her love of Melbourne, its views, activity of the crowds going about their daily business, the colour, energy, and the diverse architecture, has had a large influence on her current work. Her favourite being Brunswick Street is often featured in her work as bright lively pictures.

Echo has worked with multi-art events as a curator and to expand on her installations and performance art. Her talent, bravery and enthusiasm for her work has no bounds.

Exhibition & Represented

2018

Finalist ‘Wyndham Art Prize 2018’, Werribee, Vic

Finalist ‘Cambridge Studio & Gallery Portrait Prize’, Collingwood, Vic

Solo exhibition in Jenny Pihan Fine Art, Malvern, Vic

2017

Solo Exhibition in Hawthorn Studio Gallery, Hawthorn, Vic

Curation ‘This Street’ in Mapping Melbourne International Art Festival

2016

Solo exhibitions in New Art Gallery, Eltham, Vic

Group exhibition in New Art Gallery, Eltham, Vic

Curation ‘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 artwork “Echo’s Visual Diaries” was presented in the International Festival of Literatures, Ideas & Translation, in Federation Square in Melbourne, Vic

2011

Solo exhibition in the Light Factory Gallery, 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 Artwork’, 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

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