About the Artist
Laura Ho is an emerging Vietnamese-American textile installation artist. Using simple textile methods, Ho creates non-traditional tapestries that exhibit a delicate and vulnerable nature. Her work is inspired by themes of fragility, environmentalism and her family history, as well as her practices in meditation and the guzheng - Chinese zither. She is inspired by organic patterns and lines found in nature, such as those seen in leaves, flowers and mountainous landscapes, and aims to recreate their rhythm and dimension.
Ho is also an active member of her community and believer in giving back. She provides free meditation programs in partnership with San Francisco Public Library as well as in her art studio in Oakland. Her mission is to increase mental health awareness and assistance for marginalized populations in her local community.
Ho holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Holistic Health Studies Academic Certificate with an emphasis in Chinese Perspectives from San Francisco State University. She lives in Alameda and works out of her studio in Oakland, CA.