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Biography
Born in Hong Kong in 1979, Stephanie Shut Yin Ho began her training in oil painting at the age of 11. With a great passion in fine arts and culture, she pursued her career in the arts sector after graduating from the London School of Economics in 2001. In proceeding years, she received further training in fine arts and arts management, gaining an all-rounded experience of the art industry.  Currently living in London, working as a painter full-time since 2007.
With an interest in art history, Stephanie’s works were inspired by the masters of various art movements over the last hundreds of years - from primitive cave drawings, symmetric compositions of religious icons in the early Renaissance, subtle tonal arrangements excelled by the Impressionists, linearity and repetitiveness of American pop art, to the vibrant colours favoured by many Chinese contemporary artists.


Inventory Catalogue

Education
2004 - 2006 MA Museum and Gallery Management, City University, London, UK
2002 - 2003 PG Diploma, British Fine & Decorative Arts, Christie’s Education, UK
2001 - 2002 PG Diploma, Fine Arts, City & Guilds of London Art School, UK


Solo Exhibitions

2012
"Here For You", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2011
"The United Laughing Buddhas", No.10 Restaurant, London, UK
2009
"Still Frames", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
"Kaleidoscope", Group Exhibition of Female Artists, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2015
"Kaleidoscope", Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul, Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Marco Polo Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013, JW Marriott Hotel, Art Beatus, Hong Kong

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2013, Art Beatus, Hong Kong

"Small Is Good", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
Spoon Art Fair, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Fundraising Gala, Charity Auction, Hands On, Hong Kong

Art Beijing, Agricultural Exhibition Center, Art Beatus Gallery Hong Kong, Beijing, China

"Transformation", Oxford House, London, UK

Hong Kong Asia Top Galleries Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2011
Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, London, UK

"Cork Street Open Exhibition", London, UK

Compass Serviced Offices Promo, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Fundraising Gala, Charity Auction, Hands On Hong Kong

Art HK 2011, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

2 & 4 Gallery, Southgate Road, London UK

Hong Kong Art Walk, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2010 Pop-up Gallery, Brompton Road, London, Durlacher Fine Art

The London Affordable Art Fair, Durlacher Fine Art

Collaboration with Gad & Co Diamonds, Art Beatus, Hong Kong

Art London, Durlacher Fine Art, London, UK

Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, UK

ShContemporary 2010, Shanghai, China

The Fair Continues, Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Art Beatus, Hong Kong

Art HK 2010, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Come Fly With Me", Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Art Beatus, Hong Kong

Art Fair Tokyo 2010, Tokyo, Japan

Celebration of Art, Charity Auction, Hands On Hong Kong
2009 ART HK 09, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

The London Affordable Art Fair, Durlacher Fine Art


Hong Kong Art Walk, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2004
The London Affordable Art Fair, Beverley Knowles Fine Arts
2003
The London Affordable Art Fair, Beverley Knowles Fine Arts
2002
Annual Art Exhibition, London House, United Kingdom
2002
Graduation Exhibition, City and Guilds of London Art School
2001
Residence Art Exhibition, Newman House, United Kingdom

Artist Statement by Stephanie Ho


In my new series of paintings, I remain faithful to my interest in observing human activities in the metropolitan city life and my fascination in the silhouette of the human figures.

 

Compared to my previous collection, Still Frames, where figures are distributed evenly across the canvas like a pattern; the people in my new works have shrunk in size, yet ironically, have more details. The introduction of shadows further enhanced the reality of space, light and time.

 

Based mainly on photographs, sometimes I paint what’s there, and at other times I choreograph the picture. Appear to be floating liberally on the canvas, every single figure is carefully positioned. Just like composing a piece of music, with notations hanging across the lines, creating enchanting melodies, conversing with the spectators.

 

I want viewers to appreciate the paintings initially through the activity of looking, without interpretation. Stand afar and squint your eyes, get a feel of the picture through its colours and composition, enjoy the poetic movement of the crowds, then gradually drawn to the details of the figures.

 

Some walking aimlessly on their own, some standing in deep thoughts; Some being dragged along in the flow, some taking a break to ponder; Some waiting for their long lost friends; some sharing a moment with their long found love…

 

There are so much details you could look at them forever and never quite see everything. With your eyes slowly following the diminishing perspectives, suddenly comes the smell of oil paint… before you realize, your nose will be touching the canvas.

 


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