Fang Cao, China (2004)
Fang Cao is a professor at the Nanjing Arts Institute and a member of the Industrial Design Association of China, and has been awarded the title of ‘Distinguished Teacher’ by Jiangsu Education Bureau. In 1996 she was invited by Aichi Art University, Japan to lecture on the graphic design of Chinese characters, and the same university and the Nanjing College of Arts exhibited her work on the same theme in 1997. From 1999–2005 she published ten design books on different aspects of graphic design and in 1999 she lectured at the Kassel Art Institute in Germany and visited design schools in nine European countries, to study their design courses and work. From 2000 on she exhibited her Chinese Characters and Music series at Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, and Zürich Design Museum. She won a silver award at the 10th National Art Exhibition and another at the National Packaging Design competition. She has received over 30 national and international prizes.