Szu-Wei Ho was born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1985. She graduated from National Taiwan Normal University with a bachelor degree in English Language and Literature and a minor in Fine Arts. Then she went to New York to pursue her study of Illustration in School of Visual Arts, and moved on to Pratt Institute with a MFA degree in Fine Arts, majoring in Printmaking, in 2011.
Her print has been chosen by International Print Center New York in the NEW PRINT program 2012, and also featured in Creative Quarterly, a magazine for Art and Design. She received Van Lier Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, in 2012, and was a residency artist in Vermont Studio Center the same year.
Nature and literature has been the major inspiration in her creation, as well as her everyday experiences. In her drawings and prints, there is dense detail that entails a narrative which the viewers would have to find out on their own. Usually the characters are the subject, whether human, or human-like creatures, are in an environment that only contain themselves, creating a tiny world in each image. This surreal, illustrative, anecdotal way of telling story is what Szu-Wei is most interested about, by adding her personal encounters here and there.
Szu-Wei has taught printmaking classes in Queens Museum of Art for Chinese immigrants, and is now teaching art for kids in Brooklyn. Meanwhile she is working and experimenting with drawings, prints, and book art.
|Exhibition History at Gallery 456|
|2014||Spending Time with Time|
|Works & History|
|2014||Spending Time with Time, solo exhibition, 456 Gallery, New York|
|2012||Inked Surfaces, National Juried Exhibition or Prints, Diablo Valley College, California|
New Print 2012- Summer, International Print Center New York, Chelsea, New York
Wish You Were Here 11, A.I.R. Gallery, Dumbo, New York
The 3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
Global Matrix III- An International Print Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana
|2011||Hotel 718 - Brooklyn Arts Council Project, Brooklyn, New York|
Seeking Space - Bushwick Open Studios Overflow Show, The Loom, Brooklyn, New York
The Islanders, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, New York
Crossing Disciplines: Books, Norman Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York
|2010||MFA Group Exhibition, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York|
|2009||Illustration Group Show, East Building Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York|
|2008||Graduate Exhibition of Fine Arts Department, NTNU, Taipei, Taiwan|