| Biography | Artist Statement | Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Henry Ho


Biography

Born in Hong Kong
1998
Immigrated to Canada

Education

1991
Contemporary Art, University of Toronto, Canada
1980
Graphic Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong

Illustration Art, First Institute of Art Design, Hong Kong
1978
Communication Art, Bishop Bianchi College, Hong Kong
1974
Fine Art, Lang Hoi Colle


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2014
"Tai Chi Horse Painting Exhibition", Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2010
“Tai Chi Calligraphy Exhibition & Performance”, Ji Hong Tai Chi Studio, Toronto, Canada
2006
“The Unknown Energy: Ink and Wash Abstract Paintings”, District Lofts Gallery
2005
“Motion In Calligraphy: Contemporary Calligraphy”, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2004
“Heavenly Strength: Contemporary Calligraphy Exhibition”, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Toronto, Canada
1997
“Contemporary Calligraphy”, First Institute of Art and Design, Hong Kong
1996
“Henry Ho’s Solo Exhibition”, Fringe Festival Exhibition
1992
“Abstract Painting Exhibition”, Consilium Gallery
1991
“Ink and Wash Paintings”, Sing Tao Gallery
1988
“Henry Ho’s Solo Exhibition”, Landmark Mansion Gallery
1985
“The World Caricature Exhibition”, The First Institute of Art and Design, Hong Kong

Multi-and Inter-Art Performances

2016
“The Moving Image of Chi: A Multi-Media Action Brushwork Art Performance”, Crimson Tea Shop, Toronto, Canada

“Diversity and Peace: A Multi-Media Art Performance on Stage”, Asian Heritage Month Opening Celebration, Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Canada
2015
“Transcendence of Fire: A Multi-Media Interactive Art Performance on Stage.” Orangized by Alpha Education, Ryerson University, and Hilton Hotel.

“Daoism Presentation and Tai Chi Brushwork Performance”, Asian Heritage Month and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

“The Perception in Right Moment: Music-Tai Chi Art Performance”, Asian Heritage Month Opening Celebration, the Metro Hall, Toronto, Canada
2013
“The Frameless: An interactive Art in Action Performance”, Asian Heritage Month, the Metro Hall, Toronto, Canada
2010
“Tai Chi Calligraphy Exhibition & Performance”, Ji Hong Tai Chi Studio, Toronto, Canada
2006
“Opening Performance: Qi Gong Calligraphy”, Heart and Stroke Foundation Gala, Toronto, Canada
2003
“Solo Performance Art: Tai Chi Calligraphy”, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Toronto, Canada
1999
“Solo Performance Art: National Day Celebration”, The City Hall of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

“Horse Painting in Tai Chi Movement Performance”, City Technical College, Toronto, Canada
1997
“Music Action Painting Performance”, First Institute of Art and Design, Hong Kong
1994
“Interactive Music Action Painting”, 3 Over 3 Studio
1992
“Music-Dance-Painting: Performance Art”, Toronto College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada

“Three Minds One Brush: Performance Art”, Gallery June, Toronto, Canada

“Lantern Rhapsody: Cultural Performance Art” commissioned by Scarborough Lantern Festival, Festival Hong Kong ’92, Albert Campbell Square of Scarborough Civic Centre
1991
“Solo: Henry Ho’s Tai Chi Painting Performance Art”, Gallery June, Toronto, Canada

Awards
1998
Juror’s Award: Scarborough Art’s Council Juried Art Show (Canada)
1989
Golden Award: Best Publication of Art, Hong Kong Urban Council (Hong Kong)
1986
Certificate of Distinction: Philippe Charriol Foundation, Contemporary Art Competition (Hong Kong)

Works in Public Collections
2016
Flying Clouds, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Brush Art Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2014
The Auspicious Horse, ink and wash painting, Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, Canada
2005
The Law and the Fate, mix-media installation painting, The Federick Horsman Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario, Canada
1993
Human Mark, mix-media painting, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Biography

HENRY HO was born in Hong Kong. He studied art at the Hong Kong Polytechnic and several art colleges. While residing in Hong Kong, Henry established himself as a professional art designer, cartoonist and lecturer.

In 1988 Henry immigrated to Canada. He then studied Chinese Calligraphy from Chin Shek Lam and finished the art program of Contemporary Art at the University of Toronto. In 1995, Henry founded "Ink Path Group", to promote contemporary Chinese ink wash painting.

From 1997 to 1999 he coordinated "Common Ground" - an intercultural dialogue and exhibition project that toured several cities in Canada with its exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures in contemporary ink and wash painting, post-modernism at the University of Toronto.

In 2002 Henry founded "IS Gallery" where he has curated several innovative ink and wash painting exhibitions. Also in 2002, with funding from the Canada Arts Council, Henry participated in a Chinese Experimental Ink and Wash Painting traveling exchange exhibition project between mainland China and Canada.

Henry has devoted himself to contemporary Chinese calligraphy, contemporary Chinese ink and wash painting and installation art. As an art teacher, Henry Ho has for several years been teaching Chinese painting and calligraphy from his private studio and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Henry Ho has received several prizes in Canada for his artworks. His art has been collected by The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.


Artist Statement

Motion in Calligraphy

The art form itself is the message of information endowing the fresh vigorous visual to reveal the vitality of this classical art, so to explore the varieties of traditional and contemporary approaches.

A momentary touch of the brush stroke captures the fleeting moment of the spiritual realm;
this renovated art form echoes our modern sentiment.  It is the fulfillment of the cultural complexity and the opening the state of the minds.

Is this calligraphy or painting?

Forms?
Styles?
Definitions?
Meaning ...

Does it matter?

-Henry Ho




For further information, please contact:

Canada: tel: (1) 604.688.2633, fax: (1) 604.688.2685