Annamarie Ho’s practice examines a diverse range of subjects, all of which are products of capitalist consumer culture. Her investigations of the commercialization of desire and gendered hegemony in popular culture and the art-historical canon are intertwined with the formal compositional elements of each work.
"Annamarie Ho paintlessly paints, forcing content into form and demanding those forms maintain an existence as readable content. She nicks away at hegemonies in international popular cultures and the towering weight of macho grandaddy art. Formula One racing, excursions to home improvement stores, post painterly abstraction, specific objects. Hers is a practice of material transformations and shiftings of scale and tone, carousing as she indicts."
"Frisking codes of color and material and reclaiming and rerouting the straight line of hard edge composition. Greenberg’s “favored openness or clarity” is exposed and muddied, yet Ho’s visual impact is one of vigor and lustiness."
1980: Born in San Diego, California
Lives and works in Milan, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland
2005: MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
2003: BA, University of California at Berkeley
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2023: Box Box, Cadogan SOLO, Milan, Italy
2021: Suit and Fan, Plymouth Rock, Zürich, SwitzerlandSelected Group
2024: Annamarie Ho, Cadogan Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2022: Paint-by-Numbers, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland
2020: Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Grants and Awards
2023: Freiraumbeitrag Kanton Zürich
2021: Arbeitsstipendium Stadt Zürich
2011: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
2010: Creative Time and Queens Museum of Art Open Door Finalist
2009: Frieze Foundation Cartier Award Finalist
2008: Madrid Abierto Grant
2006: Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship Program Grant