Sin-Ying Ho


Sin-ying Ho installed at IAP


Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada, and currently resides in New York City. Ho has taught and run workshops, lectures and exhibitions all across Canada, as well as from Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University, to Hong Kong and Jingdezhen – over 1000 years old city of porcelain in China. She has taught at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary; and Concordia University in Montreal. Among her honors, she has received the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Merit Award, Canada Council Grant for the Canada Year of Asian Pacific, Canada Council of the Art Research and Development Grant, and a PSC-CUNY Grant. She was nominated for a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award.


Ho’s aesthetic is a mash-up of Chinese traditional and global contemporary culture. The “Eden” series of vessels was inspired during the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, as it was a time when we were all searching for answers why the economic collapse happened. The size of the vessel produces a visual appearance and is a reference to the human form. Chinese floral, fruit, and butterfly motifs are juxtaposed with a visual vocabulary that incorporates silhouette of ‘Adam and Eve’ as referenced from Renaissance paintings, as well as logos and printed words from many languages and alphabets.



Sin-ying Ho is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

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