Joyce Ho is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in painting, sculpture and theater. She has exhibited at such venues as Venice Biennale (Collateral Events), Kobe Biennale, Animamix biennale Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Today Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Shanghai. She has worked as a scenic artist with the avant-garde performance group Riverbed Theatre on productions at Taiwan’s National Experimental Theater and the Avignon-Off Festival in France.
Artist Statement: "In my artwork, I am trying to develop a new, hybrid form to express my cultural and artistic identity. I was raised in post-Martial Law Taiwan in a society that celebrated its political independence while also simultaneously assimilating American and Japanese popular culture. My artwork reflects this social schizophrenia as I use mediums ranging from graffiti and oil paintings to installations and performance to try to capture my own role in Taiwan”s dynamically shifting social landscape. In my recent work, I have been developing a series of comic-inspired paintings and sketches that blur the boundaries between animation, graphic design, and fine art. Through my use of a luminescent palette and sexually charged compositions, I am working to create a decidedly feminine perspective that embodies my generation”s precarious state of un-balance.
I am interested in the narrative quality of painting. I am trying to create artwork that seduces the spectator to engage it intellectually and emotionally and finish its story, like the beginning of a short story or the punch line of an unsettling joke."
See COMPANY's interview with Joyce Ho