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HENRY HO was born in Hong Kong. He studied art at the Hong Kong Polytechnic and several art colleges. While residing in Hong Kong, Henry established himself as a professional art designer, cartoonist and lecturer.

In 1988 Henry immigrated to Canada. He then studied Chinese Calligraphy from Chin Shek Lam and finished the art program of In 1995, Henry founded "Ink Path Group", to promote contemporary Chinese ink wash painting.

Inventory Catalogue

From 1997 to 1999 he coordinated "Common Ground" - an intercultural dialogue and exhibition project that toured several cities in Canada with its exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures in contemporary ink and wash painting, post-modernism at the University of Toronto.

In 2002 Henry founded "IS Gallery" where he has curated several innovative ink and wash painting exhibitions. Also in 2002, with funding from the Canada Arts Council, Henry participated in a Chinese Experimental Ink and Wash Painting traveling exchange exhibition project between mainland China and Canada.

Henry has devoted himself to contemporary Chinese calligraphy, contemporary Chinese ink and wash painting and installation art. As an art teacher, Henry Ho has for several years been teaching Chinese painting and calligraphy from his private studio and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Henry Ho has received several prizes in Canada for his artworks.  His art has been collected by The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery of Markham and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  

Artist Statement:

Henry Ho - Motion in Calligraphy

The art form itself is the message of information endowing the fresh vigorous visual to reveal the vitality of this classical art, so to explore the varieties of traditional and contemporary approaches.

A momentary touch of the brush stroke captures the fleeting moment of the spiritual realm;
this renovated art form echoes our modern sentiment.  It is the fulfillment of the cultural complexity and the opening the state of the minds.

Is this calligraphy or painting?

Meaning ...

Does it matter?