Quang Ho was born on April 30,
1963, in Hue, Vietnam. He Immigrated to the United States in
1975 and is now a U.S. Citizen. His artistic interest began at
the early age of three and continued through grade school, high
school, art school and led him to a very exciting and successful
painting profession. In 1980, at the age of 16, Quang held his
first one-man-show at Tomorrows Masters Gallery in Denver Colorado.
The exhibit was a smashing success for the high school sophomore.
In 1982, Quang's mother was killed in a tragic auto accident,
leaving him the responsibility of raising four younger brothers
and a six year old sister. That same year, Quang attended the
Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards
Scholarship. At CIA Quang studied painting under Rene Bruhin,
whom Quang credits with developing the foundation for his artistic
understanding. Ho graduated from CIA in 1985 with Best Portfolio
Award for the graduating class. An art dealer, Mikkel Saks, discovered
his talent and promoted him in his gallery, which led to much
success. He also teaches at the Denver Art Students League. He
plays golf and reads philosophy and religion extensively. He
is a great admirer of Andrew Wyeth.
Hos clients include Adolph
Coors Company; Upjohn, Safeway, Colorado Symphony, Chicago Symphony...
Ho's illustration works have been featured in the Illustrators
Annual and exhibited at the Museum of American Illustrations;
and the Communication Arts Illustrations Annual during those
years. Working mostly in oils and occasionally watercolor and
pastels, Ho's subject matter ranges from still-life, landscapes,
interiors, and dancers, to figuratives. "Subject matter
is not really important to me. I can find visual excitement all
around me as well as on the canvas - from a knot on a tree, graceful
limp of a flower wilting, to a juxtaposition of a few simple
shapes and colors...inspirations are inexhaustible."
"Realism and abstract-it's
all the same to me. The real essence of painting is the dialogue
between shapes, tones, colors, textures, edges, and line. Everything
else follows-including light, form, concepts personal beliefs
and inspirations. For me, painting is a marriage between the
mastery of those 'basic visual elements; the discoveries and
understanding of visual statements [the search for what is true
on a personal level artistically]; and the trust in ones own
wordless intuition and inspiration. Understanding gives rise
to higher understanding. Working this way allows me to open the
door to new ideas and inspirations. One day I may be interested
in a color statement, and the next may be a relationship of simple
shapes, and the next an extremely complex arrangement of texture
and edges...With every painting there is a singular visual thought
to be completed."