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Wuon-Gean Ho

MA work

Orchis and Stoke Junkie

Stoke Junkie

Mah Soon and YY spend their retirement days doing Tai-Chi and body-building, drinking whisky, watching Tarzan and poking fun at each other, until an accident happens that alters their lives deeply. The 27 minute film is a portrait of aging bodies, cultural beliefs and dealing with tragedy.

Orchis

On the walls are printed objects which form a response to themes from within the film: masculinity and loss of masculinity, femininity and body parts, touch, humour, preoccupation with euthanasia and death. These prints, objects and books spring from an investigation into the word "Orchis" which is the Greek word for testicle. That such a lavishly feminine flower comes from a masculine shaped object is the unifying theme of the work in the Orchis series.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Print, 2016

  • I have been making prints for over 20 years. Working in series and sequence has resulted in animations, artist books, moving image, performance and small 3D sculptures and rings. 
  • Degrees

  • BA History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1994 ; MA VetMB MRCVS, University of Cambridge, 1998
  • Experience

  • Designer for The Royal Mint Lunar Coin series, one coin design a year for the Chinese Lunar Calendar Shengxiao Collection from 2014–28; Printmaking Today, news and previews editor for publication with readership of 10.000; Tutor in printmaking (clients include: Aberystwyth School of Art, Bluecoat, East London Printmakers, Leicester Print Workshop, Sitka Center for Arts, Tulane University New Orleans, Victoria and Albert Museum), 2007–present ; Studio technician for printmaking workshop East London Printmakers 2010–13
  • Exhibitions

  • Light Line, Two person show, Leicester Print Gallery, 2016; 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Prints, Liège, Belgium, 2015; Society of Wood Engravers 77th Annual Exhibition, touring, UK, 2015; Poetry Scores Hawaii-Look Like What It Means, Hilo Hawaii, 2015; Royal Academy Summer Show, London, UK, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2006; 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge film festival, Germany, 2013; 6th International Artist Book Triennial, Vilnius; Dreams Freud Museum, London, UK, 2011; Chasing Tales, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, UK, 2011
  • Awards

  • First Prize for Books of Desire, Classense Library, Ravenna, Italy, 2014; British Institution Award at the Royal Academy Summer show for Unending Forest, 2014 ; Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust prize for Embrace, 2010; Printmakers Council Prize for Sleeper series, 2009
  • Conferences

  • Southern Graphics Council International Conference Tennessee, USA, 2015; Southern Graphics Council International Conference Tennessee, USA, Panel Chair, Topic: Distortion, 2015; IMPACT 8 Dundee: Unending Forest, 2013, ; IMPACT 8 Dundee: Shift, 2013, ; 40th Southern Graphics Council International Conference, invited international panelist, New Orleans, USA, 2012; IMPACT 7 Melbourne, 2011; 3rd Qijiang International Print Show, China, 2011; IMPACT 6, Bristol, 2009; 2nd Qijiang International Print Show, China, 2009
  • Publications

  • In Tandem, Printmaking Today, Vol 25, No 1, 2016, p.22; Ethics in Aesthetics, Printmaking Today, Vol 25, No 1, 2016, p.24; The Flood, Printmaking Today, Vol 25, No 1, 2016, p.25; The First Cut is Deepest, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 4, 2015, p.19; Perfect Balance, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 4, 2015, p.22; Landscapes and Interiors, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 4, 2015, p.24; Storms and Clear Light, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 4, 2015, p.25; Stardust and Moonglow, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 3, 2015, p.22; Ten Year Survey, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 3, 2015, p.24; See Your Future, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 3, 2015, p.25; Double Exposures, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 2, 2015, p.19; Global Print, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 2, 2015, p.19; Perforated Prints, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 2, 2015, p.21; Fashion Forward, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 2, 2015, p.22; Enigmatic Escher, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 2, 2015, p.24; Flowering Borders, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 2, 2015, p.25; Figure and Rhythm, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 1, 2015, p.22; Neither Dead nor Alive, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 1, 2015, p.24; Life on the Water Margin, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 1, 2015, p.25; Book review, Printmaking Off the Beaten Track, Printmaking Today, Vol 24, No 1, 2015, p.40-41; and so on, since 2013