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Amanda Ross-Ho


Amanda Ross-HoArtist’s Statement

My practice originates in the act of negotiating understanding– interrogating observed experience, and locating points of intersection in universal structures. By oscillating between local and global perspectives, I navigate totalities, mapping a connective matrix of existence and the visual world.

The work is an organism and language system, demonstrating intimacy with form and its evolving signifiers. My activity combines intuitive and analytic maneuvers, in which the studio functions as both a theatre and a laboratory. This collapse of choreography authenticity results in reflexive forms that test the limitations of impulse and authored activity.

I weave together data from a broad hierarchy of structures; autobiographical indices and found cultural strata, monolithic forms and minute details, memory and observation, concept and indulgent materiality. I am ultimately concerned with the holistics of form and the overlapping ecologies of interior and exterior worlds.

The work aims to renegotiate the contract of viewership, treating expectation and direct experience as sculptural materials and creating metabolic tensions between the production and reception of the work. I aim to decenter the primacy of looking and promote an elevated level of attention in a viewer. This method of inclusiveness maintains connectivity to the complex worlds in which the work originates.

Website: miandn.com/artists/amanda-ross-ho

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2011-2016

2017
UNTITLED PERIOD PIECE, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

2015
HOW TO REMOVE DARK SPOTS, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR

2014
WHO BURIES WHO, The Approach, London, UK

2012
AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Select Group Exhibitions from 2011-2016

2016
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2015

Image Objects, Public Art Fund, Large-scale Sculpture Commission, City Hall Park, NYC

2014

Tragedy + Time, Public Fiction/Hammer Museum, (curated by Lauren Mackler and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer as part of Made in LA 2014), Los Angeles, CA

Select Fellowships and Awards

2015
Herb Alpert Award, (nomination)

2013
Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (nomination)

2012
United States Artists Fellowship (nomination)

Education

MFA 2006
USC Roski School of Art and Design

BFA 1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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