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Colleen Ho
updated: 01/03/2014
website: www.colleenho.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Tree of life
All roads lead to where you are #2
All roads lead to where you are #2 detail
Chime
burrow
burrow (detail)
A gentle goodnight
A gentle goodnight (detail)
synapse (detail)
synapse
impulse
impulse (detail)
squall
squall (detail)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, abstract, organic, obsessive, process, gestural, biomorphic, landscape, meditative, repetition
 
 
Tree of life by Colleen Ho
Tree of life
Ripped paper drawing
2013
30" x  22" 
All roads lead to where you are #2 by Colleen Ho
All roads lead to where you are #2
Ripped paper drawing
2013
30" x  22" 
All roads lead to where you are #2 detail by Colleen Ho
All roads lead to where you are #2 detail
Ripped paper drawing
2013
30" x  22" 
Chime by Colleen Ho
Chime
Ripped paper drawing
2013
30" x  22" 
burrow by Colleen Ho
burrow
Ripped paper drawing
2012
22 " x  30 " 
burrow (detail) by Colleen Ho
burrow (detail)
Ripped paper drawing
2012
22" x  30" 
A gentle goodnight by Colleen Ho
A gentle goodnight
Ripped paper drawing
2013
22" x  30" 
A gentle goodnight (detail) by Colleen Ho
A gentle goodnight (detail)
Ripped paper drawing
2013
22" x  30" 
synapse (detail) by Colleen Ho
synapse (detail)
Ripped paper drawing
2012
22 " x  30 " 
synapse by Colleen Ho
synapse
Ripped paper drawing
2012
22 " x  30 " 
impulse by Colleen Ho
impulse
Ripped paper drawing
2011
22" x  30" 
impulse (detail) by Colleen Ho
impulse (detail)
Ripped paper drawing
2011
22" x  30" 
squall by Colleen Ho
squall
Ripped paper drawing
2011
22" x  30" 
squall (detail) by Colleen Ho
squall (detail)
Ripped paper drawing
2011
22" x  30" 

Artist Statement

My drawings allude to patterns and structures visible in nature.Images oscillate between topographical and biological forms,
gestural and designed compositions. They are created by rippingpaper with a thumbtack repeatedly, leaving a delicate, tactile relief to the surface. It is an intuitive process of mark-making; primal
and meditative.

The gesture is utilitarian, as darning an article of clothing; therapeuticin it’s repetitiveness. It is compulsive and probing, as picking a scabor delving into a deep mystery.

Drawing is a documentation of mental state and time. Compositions
are driven by an innate sense of order and balance. From a distance the work may appear an ordinary sheet of neutral-toned paper. Upon closer investigation, forms emerge from individual marks; lines and patterns interweave and move across the paper.

Artist Bio / CV

 

Brooklyn-based artist, Colleen Ho, was raised in Youngstown, Ohio.
She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1993, and moved to New York City the same year.
In 1997, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute
of Art. Colleen was a participant in the Bronx Museum Artist in the
Marketplace Program. She has exhibited her work internationally at Kurt im Hirsch Gallery, Berlin; Chongro Gallery, Seoul; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, PS 122, Brooklyn Arts Council, Columbia University in New York, and at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana.