Joyce Ho

Joyce Ho received her M.A. in studio arts from University of Iowa. She is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in painting, sculpture and theater. Ho has worked as a script writer and theatre director since 2010; the theater performances that she has directed including Room 206 (2010), Four Seasons (2013) and Semi-transparent (2013).

Integrating details of decomposition movements, epitomes of everyday habits, and rich and illusory light and shadow, Ho’s painting, installation, and video works always delineate the intimate yet distant relationship and tension between people and reality. Her unique and powerful creations simultaneously envelop her audience while keeping them in a state of being confronted, rendering the quotidian moment depicted in her work an immediate landscape or ritual.

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Semi-Transparent One

Fiber Glass
145 x 40 x 23 cm
2013

The creative approach of artist Joyce Ho spans painting, installation, and video art media. Ho adopts a prosaic perspective to convey mankind’s close-yet-distant relationship with reality. Her artistic endeavor Semi-Transparent One attempts to explore the experiential sense of dislocation and illusion in daily life. Featured within the artistic space is a figure of a woman wearing a tight-fitting dress and a rabbit facemask suspended halfway up one of the walls, intensifying the work’s juxtaposition of the familiar and illusory. Ho’s work also incorporates theatrical elements that are meant to encourage visitors to interact with the art and to become immersed in this confused temporality (Art Bank Taiwan website: https://artbank.ntmofa.gov.tw).

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