Wuon Gean Ho

Statement

Wuon-Gean Ho graduated with a BA in History of Art, and a professional licence as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University, before taking up a Japanese Government Scholarship in 1998 to study woodblock printmaking in Japan. She has held print residencies in Kyoto, Japan; Caldera, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts and the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology in the US; Intaglio Printmaker and Printspace in the UK and exhibits widely both nationally and internationally.

She makes rich glowing prints and artist books with a fantastical narrative exploring the borderline between beauty and beast, and the energy shifts between life and sleep, and sleep and death. She is an instructor in Japanese woodblock technique and teaches in East London Printmakers and the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology. She has work in the collections of Aberystwyth University, the Crow’s Shadow Institute of Arts and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Currently she is curating work for the second Qijiang International Print festival in China.

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Education

  • Monbusho Scholarship Woodblock printmaking student, 1998-2000, Japan
  • BA in History of Art (2:1), 1993-1994 , Cambridge University
  • Veterinary Medicine, 1991-1998 , Cambridge University

Exhibitions

2006

  • Apis Books collaboration with Kay Sexton, Foyles, London
  • Cascade Print Exchange
  • Printzero Exchange Show
  • The Year of the Dog, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, London
  • Artefacts, Lot One Ten, Walthamstow, London
  • Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, London
  • Lessedra World Art Print Annual

2004

  • Originals 04, Mall Galleries, London
  • Fighting Back, Motoazabu Gallery, Tokyo

2003

  • You Caught My Eye In Heaven, Printspace, London
  • Pub Prints, Shaws Booksellers, London

2002

  • Still Life: Sleeping Beauty Printspace, London
  • Shaws Summer Exhibition, Shaws Booksellers, London

2001

  • Multiple Impressions, Printspace, London
  • National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2000

  • Juice, Gallery Space4U, Kyoto
  • Peace in the New Millennium, Kokusaikaikan, Kyoto
  • Norikae, Kokusaikaikan, Kyoto
  • Tabi, Gallery Tears, Kyoto
  • Kyoto Seika University Student Exhibition

1999

  • Osaka Kyodai University Student Exhibition, 1999

Residencies

  • Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology residency 2007
  • Printspace gallery and studio resident, 2001-2003