Film and theater inspire many of Joyce Ho’s paintings, and her work reflects her multiple artistic passions. Ho’s work with Riverbed Theatre Productions in Taiwan influences her artistic use of “lighting, perspective and space,” she says. Her father and sister frequently appear as models in her paintings, grounding the dreamlike concepts of her work with the familial.
“There is something exciting about transplanting the actors from the theater into our apartment and merging these two worlds,” she says.
Ho received her master’s of art degree in painting from the University of Iowa. Her work has received international acclaim, and her exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai and the Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition.
Oil on Canvas
18″ x 24″
See more of Ho’s work in ABN’s Summer 2013 “30 under 30″ feature.