SIN-YING HO

Eden is a mythical garden, a place of pristine and natural beauty. Eden is the search for paradise, a mythical place of bliss, delight and contentment. It is a place for reflection, meditation, and a haven from earthly delights. The “Eden” series was inspired during the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, as it was a time when we were all searching for answers why the economic collapse happened.

The size of the vessel produces a visual appearance and is a reference to the human form. I began treating the surfaces with hand painted cobalt pigment traditional Chinese Flowers painting integrated with a silhouette of ‘Adam and Eve’ as referenced from Renaissance paintings. Inside the silhouette of ‘Adam and Eve’, these printed symbols, signs, charts and language of free market, trace the complex universal human nature and human traits; greed, materialistic desires, hopes and technological transformations. This universal human nature and human traits are intrinsic to the concept of the series.

As the world moves into new age of globalization, people are now brought together more than ever, and our global culture is constantly evolving towards the next unknown. Referencing my own history being a Hong Kong-­‐Chinese in New York, Eden speaks to the potent nature of these cross cultural intersections and hopes that these collisions bear meaningful fruit. – Sin-ying Ho

Sin-ying Ho Lives and works in New York and Jingdezhen, China.

Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada, and currently resides in New York City. She holds an honor diploma from Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in 1995, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1997 and an MFA from Louisiana State University in 2001.

Ho has taught and run workshops, lectures and exhibitions all across Canada, as well as from Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University to Hong Kong and Jingdezhen – over 1000 years old city of porcelain in China. She has taught at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary; and Concordia University in Montreal.

Among her honors, she has received the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Merit Award, Canada Council Grant for the Canada Year of Asian Pacific, Canada Council of the Art Research and Development Grant, and a PSC-CUNY Grant. She was nominated for a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. She was one of the feature artist on a documentary TV series, Routes: The Spiritual Odyssey of Chinese American Artists. Recently, the series of “Eden” was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Her pieces are in the permanent collections of the Icheon World Ceramic Centre in Korea, Glenbow Museum in Canada, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. Her work Music serves as the cover image of Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice, edited by Ruth Chambers, Amy Gogarty & Mireille Perron (Ronsdale Press 2007).

Upcoming, Current and Recent Exhibitions

2016
Porcelania, Cross MacKenzie Gallery, Washington, DC

2015
My Blue China, Fondation d’enterprise Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, New York, NY
The Potter’s Tale: Contextualizing 6,000 Years of Ceramics, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

2014
Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at Miami Projects, Miami, FL
Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at Independent Art Projects, North Adams, MA

Highlights of Daghlian Ceramics Collection, The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Queens, NY
Intersecting Editions, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Locale, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Art Faculty, Queens College Faculty Exhibition, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, NY

Selected Collections
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Visual Art Collection, Ottawa, Canada
Intercontinental NingBo Hotel, Zhejiang, PRChina Raffles Hainan, Hainan, PRChina
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Mr. Raphael Yu, Collector, Ontario, Canada
Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taipei, Taiwan
University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI
Ms. Jane Marshall, Niagara, Ontario, Canada
The Executive Committee Office of Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair, PRChina
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON, Canada
Mr. Steve Alpert, Collector, Boston, MA
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea
Mrs. Dashwood, Collector, Calgary, Canada
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ms. Cindy Chan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ms. Stella Tong, Hong Kong
Ms. Nadine Russell, Baton Rouge, LA
Qing Hua University, Beijing, PRChina
YiXing Ceramics Museum, YiXing, PRChina
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, Guangzhou, PRChina
Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, PRChina

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015
Continuing Journey, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, NY
2014
Sin-ying Ho, Independent Art Projects, North Adams, MA2010
Introspective Expeditions-Journeys to the Self
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Courtyard Installation, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Eden, Queens College Art Centre of Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Flushing, NY
2008
Meeting Places: Recent Works, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2006
Échanges Métissés, Centre De Céramique Bonsecours, Montŕeal, Québec, Canada
2005
Meeting Places, KOA Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, Pennsylvania
2001
Collision Course, the Foster Hall Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1998
Sensing the Senses, The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, China
Sensing the Senses, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1991
Why Not – Pause and Look, Earthling Studio, Hong Kong, China

Selected Two Person Exhibitions
2005
Faculty-Plus, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Southeastern Louisiana State University, Hammond, Louisiana
Contemplations, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta

2004
Beyond Borders, Chinese Art Association in Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
My Blue China, Fondation d’enterprise Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, New York, NY

2014
Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at Miami Projects, Miami, FL
Made in China: The New Export Ware, Ferrin Contemporary at Independent Art Projects, North Adams, MA
Independent Art Projects, MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Highlights of Daghlian Ceramics Collection, The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Queens, NY
Intersecting Editions, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Locale, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Art Faculty, Queens College Faculty Exhibition, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, NY

2013
Out of Necessity, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Idle Hands, The LIC Arts Open 2013, the Gotham Center, Long Island City, NY
New Glass Art Exhibition, Art Shanghai 2013, New Town Central Park, Shanghai, PRChina
New Blue and White, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Contemporary Spins on Blue and White Ceramics, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

2012
Blessed are the Artists: Spirituality and Religion in Contemporary Art, the Visceglia Gallery and Jennings Library, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
China, Japan, Korea Ceramics invitational exhibition, Jingdezhen Ceramics, PRChina
Exposition, Jingdezhen Ceramics Art Museum, Jingdezhen, Jingxi, PRChina
Go East – Canadians Create in China, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Blessed are the Artists: Faith and Religion in Contemporary Art, Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
NEW “CHINA” Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen 1910-2012, China Institute Gallery, NY
Routes: The Spiritual Odyssey of Chinese American Artists, tour exhibition, cities include Los Angles, San Francisco and New York
Taiwan Ceramics Biennale: Ceramic Visions, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Elegant Disorder: Perspective on Porcelain, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
To Wander Out of Place, 46th National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle
The Pottery Workshop – 25 Years of Passion and Education, 46th National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle

2011
Inter Mediate: Selected Contemporary Chinese American Art, TCNJ Gallery, the College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Terra Nova: Canadian ‘Ground-Breakers’ in Ceramic Art, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada
East West Ceramics Collaboration V, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Views of the Orient: Contemporary Expressions of Asian-Pacific Art in a Global Culture, UBS CAN

2011
Asian Pacific Heritage Month Art Exhibition, UBS Cultural Fine Art Gallery, Stamford, CT
Composite Voices: Contemporary Asian American Craft, ARTspace at The Shops at Woodlake, Kohler, WI
14th Sculpture Objects and Functional Arts (SOFA), New York, Armory, New York, NY
Tidal Forces: The Next Wave, 2011 National Council on Education for The Ceramic Arts, Biennial Jury Exhibition, The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Making Thinking, Thinking Making, Main Gallery in York Quay Centre, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON, Canada
Prints and Transfers, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
Here and Now, Lallery, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Making the Leap: Crossing Borders, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Boom and Bust: Ceramic Commentary, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Eight Artists: From the Asian American Arts Centre Archive, Cuchifritos Gallery, NY
West meets East, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, ON
Beyond the Colony of Kitsch, Crossing Art Gallery, Flushing, NY
A Postproduction Moment: On Appropriation and Authenticity, 44th National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2009
The Jingdezhen Contemporary International Ceramics Exhibition, Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Gallery, Jingdezhen, JiangXi, PRChina
Unity and Diversity, Canadian Pavilion at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongiu, Korea
DIASPORArt: Strategy and Seduction by Canadian Artists from Culturally Diverse Communities in Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, Ambassadors Room, Rideau Hall, the official residence of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
The 21st Century, the Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope, The Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Icheon, Korea
Solar Eclipse, Meiwan Fire Pleasure International Ceramic Festival Series Exhibition, Jiaxing, Zheijiang, PRChina
Room for Eleven, RJP Nomadic Gallery, 43rd NCECA, National Juried Ceramics Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona
Queens International 4, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2008
Pop: The Global Citizen, Visual Arts Centre of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Engineering Asia and New World, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Jamaica Centre for Arts & Learning, Pier 92, New York, NY
Splendid, Gallery I & ll, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Masters in Clay, 2008 International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Great China Museum in Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen, JiangXi, PRChina
Aesthetics of Diversity, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, New York
Island Clay, Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Centre for the Fine Arts, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 2nd Annual Ceramics Area Exhibition at Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY
Concurrent Exhibition, Lingua Franca, 42nd National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, the Ellis Armory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
After China: The Politics of Fabrication, 42nd National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, the Ellis Armory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2007
Art Now, Miami Beach Art Fair, Miami, FL
What’s Going On? Project Diversity Queens, Repetti, Long Island City, NY
It’s a Beauty, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reshaping Asia, 4th Biennale World Ceramics Exhibition in Korea, Icheon, Korea
Post Millennium Exponent, 41st National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky
Telling Tales-Celebrating the Narrative, Dashwood Galleries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Post Millennium Exponent 2006-2007 Exhibition Series, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA
Matter of Clay II-Repeats and the Occasional Pots, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Interiors, London, Ontario, Canada
The New Utilitarian: Examining our Place on the Motherboard of Technology, 40th National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Invitational Exhibition, Portland, OR

2005
Crossing Boundaries, Dashwood Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Familiar and Reconsidering: Everyday Life, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Faculty Exhibition, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana State University, Hammond, LA
Stimulation Station, Performance, Collaboration with Joanna Bristol Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Fresh Green, LSU School of Art Gallery, Shaw Centre, Baton Rouge, LA
20th Anniversary Exhibition of The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, PRChina
1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Exhibition, 5th Parallel Gallery, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Faculty Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Porcelain, The Guild Shop, Ontario Craft Council, Ontario, Canada
From Hands To Lips, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
43rd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Blues, Foster Hall Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
Faculty Exhibition, Clark Hall Gallery, SLU, Hammond, LA
1st Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

2004, International Juried Exhibition, Taipei County, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taipei, Taiwan
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, in the Southern Taiwan

2003
Gold Coast International Ceramic Art 2003, Queensland, Australia
25th Annual Contemporary Crafts Juried Exhibition, Mesa Contemporary Arts/Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AR
42nd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2002
41st Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
City of Baton Rouge Annual exhibition, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
14th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, Juried Exhibition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2001
Chamber Pot, International Invitation, The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong
The “Porcelain Trade” Invitational Exhibition, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Scholarship Winner Exhibition, American Art Pottery Association Conference in New Orleans, LA

2000
Tea Ware 2000, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong, PRChina
15th Anniversary Exhibition of The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, PRChina
Nine Fold, Art Gallery, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas
Chinese Contemporary Ceramics Art Exhibition, Indigos Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1999
Function, The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, PRChina
99′ Ceramics Arts Millennium-End Invitation, Beijing, PRChina

1998
Ceramics Studies, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ontario Craft Exhibition, the Mississauga Arts Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Unity and Diversity, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, PRChina
The 1st YiXing International Ceramics Exhibition, YiXing Museum of Art, YiXing, PRChina
China at Louisburg, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Unity in Diversity, Manitoba Crafts Council Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1997
Rice – Grain of Truth, Performance, installation, ceramics sculpture, Collaborative Exhibition with Artist Phil Read, Paul Morin, Diana Tso, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1996
From the Ground Up, travel exhibition to various Galleries and Museums, Nova Scotia, Canada
Regional Juried Student Exhibition, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Nazareth College, Rochester

1995
In the Asia Room, the Coloured Stone, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Clay Contact, Gardener Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grants and Awards
2014–5
Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Education Program Award, Queens College, City University of New York, NY

2011
PSC-CUNY Research Grant, City University of New York, New York, NY
Nominated for the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, New York, NY
Global Education Initiative, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY

2010
PSC-CUNY Research Grant, City University of New York, New York, NY
Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ONT, Canada
Nominated for the Queens College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Full-time Faculty, Queens, NY

2008
PSC-CUNY Research Grant, City University of New York, New York, NY
SSHRC Research Grant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Architectural Projects
2013
Commissioned to create “Unearth” installed at Intercontinental Ningbo Hotel, Zhejiang, PRChina
Commissioned to create “Relic” installed at Raffles Hainan Hotel, Hainan, PRChina