Wuon-Gean Ho Artist Talk and Screening
Thursday, July 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wuon-Gean Ho is working in the Crow’s Shadow studios during July. She currently resides in London, England, where she is a Print Fellow at the Royal Academy of Art. She has made several trips to Crow’s Shadow over the past 12 years to enjoy the landscape and history unique to this place. During her last visit to Crow’s Shadow, in September of 2015, Wuon-Gean began a pair of reduction linocut prints which she called Shadow Boy and Shadow Girl. Each time she pulled a print from the linocut plate, she would carve a little more information away—the plates started off nearly all black, slowly revealing a figure emerging from a dark background, which gradually became more defined and clear, before fading into blown-out whites as more and more material was carved out of the plate. During this labor-intensive process she documented each individual print and used the transitions to make an animation of these prints changing over time.
The animated sequence of prints will be screened during the Thursday evening artist talk and Wuon-Gean will share some of her process and recent print works. Please join us in welcoming her to the studio.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Artist
Wuon-Gean Ho works in print, artist’s books and film, and has exhibited widely in juried, invitational and solo shows for the past 20 years. She trained in water-based woodblock printmaking in Japan in 2000, and gained a distinction for her Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London UK. As a designer, she works on various projects including The UK Royal Mint Chinese Lunar calendar series of coins for 2014–26. As a writer, she is the news editor and regular author for the UK magazine Printmaking Today. In 2009 and 2011 she curated the 2nd and 3rd International Printmaking Festival in Qijiang, Chongqing, China. She has been teaching printmaking since 2007 in London, Italy, USA and China, and is currently working as a print fellow in the Royal Academy Schools, London.