Meet Our Faculty: Yikui "Coy" Gu

Meet Yikui "Coy" GuBlack and white photo of CSM art instructor Coy Gu

Professor of Art, School of Liberal Arts

Faculty member since 2011
Pronouns: he/him/his

Courses Taught

  • Basic Drawing
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Color Theory & Practice
  • Figure Drawing



I have exhibited my artwork in New York, London, Berlin, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston, St. Louis, and Siena, Italy. I’ve been an artist in residence at the School of Visual Arts and lectured at Tyler School of Art, Gettysburg College, and Fontbonne University. I’ve been reviewed in Hyperallergic, the Washington Post, KunstForum International, Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Art Review, and Yale Daily News. My work has appeared in the Lower East Side Review, Fresh Paint, Vellum, and Art Maze.

Educational Background 

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Long Island University
  • Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Lectures with a focus on art history, as well as contemporary art, live demonstrations, and one-on-one dialogue with students as they work in class. Casual atmosphere infused with a subversive humor.

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Last updated: 4-28-23

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