Michael ho was born in 1996, in Hawaii and currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Ho graduated summa cum laude with a BA in fine arts from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2018. In the UCLA art department, Ho worked under and among the department's artists/professors: Barbara Kruger, Lari Pittman, Andrea Fraser, Catherine Opie, Adrian Wong, Adrian Saxe, Mary Kelly, and Silke Otto-Knapp. At the end of 2018, he moved to Tokyo, Japan and began showing work in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Focusing on the visual semantics and quasi didacticism, his paintings and sculptures take from fleeting moments of American pop culture, investigating the more intricate ability for painting to engage in a contentious, active conversation with the viewer.

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1996Born in Hawaii
2018Graduated from University of California at Los Angeles, BA in Fine Art, Summa cum laude
Currently, based in Tokyo, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020“HAPPINESS IS SUBMISSION TO GODZILLA” , Tokyo International Gallery, Tokyo
“I_AM_BECOME.pdf.”, Tokyo International Gallery, Online
Tokyo International Gallery 1 Year Anniversary Show, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
2019SEQUENCE 1 Pop-up Shop, FR2 Gallery, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020“HCN”, Tokyo International Gallery, Tokyo
2019Isaacs Art Center Annual Alum Show, Kamuela, Hawaii
2018“Pleasures”, Broad Art Center 1200, Los Angeles
“Are You Ready to Rock”, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
“KILL THE BLOW FISH”, Broad Art Center, Los Angeles
“Annual Powell Exhibition”, Powell Library, Los Angeles
“Integer Overflow”, MAKE ROOM Gallery, Los Angeles
2017“UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition”, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

ART FAIRS

2020Art Central Hong Kong, Tokyo International Gallery, Hong Kong
2019Tokyo Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo International Gallery, Tokyo
Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo International Gallery, Tokyo
Art Central Hong Kong, Tokyo International Gallery, Hong Kong
2018Tokyo Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo International Gallery, Tokyo

ACCOLADES

2017UCLA Internet Research Incubator Grant