Thicker Than Water: Recent Works by Hanh Ho, The 2004 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award Winner Exhibition

Hanh Ho (b. 1980)
American
Elevator 3, 2005
Digital photograph
40” x 30”
Courtesy the artist

(January 12 – February 2, 2006)

This exhibition will feature new work by Hanh Ho, the 2004 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award winner. The Hamblet Award winner is selected by a panel of outside jurors from an open invitational for graduating seniors held each spring. The award, a $19,000 grant to be used for travel and study during the year following graduation, culminates in this exhibition. In her artist’s statement, Ho articulates the plan for her Hamblet year: “Last year, I elected to study in Italy to hunt down the ancestors of my artistic lineage, and now I want to visit Asia to discover a more literal heritage. In the same vein that I believe artists have to know art history before they proceed with their creative processes, I have to know my personal history before I can continue my life’s future…In the future, I won’t necessarily make feminist or race-related art, but I have to accept my race and sex as a part of my identity the same way I accept that art is a part of who I am.”