Amanda Ross-Ho

Amanda Ross-HoArtist’s Statement

My practice originates in the act of negotiating understanding– interrogating observed experience, and locating points of intersection in universal structures. By oscillating between local and global perspectives, I navigate totalities, mapping a connective matrix of existence and the visual world.

The work is an organism and language system, demonstrating intimacy with form and its evolving signifiers. My activity combines intuitive and analytic maneuvers, in which the studio functions as both a theatre and a laboratory. This collapse of choreography authenticity results in reflexive forms that test the limitations of impulse and authored activity.

I weave together data from a broad hierarchy of structures; autobiographical indices and found cultural strata, monolithic forms and minute details, memory and observation, concept and indulgent materiality. I am ultimately concerned with the holistics of form and the overlapping ecologies of interior and exterior worlds.

The work aims to renegotiate the contract of viewership, treating expectation and direct experience as sculptural materials and creating metabolic tensions between the production and reception of the work. I aim to decenter the primacy of looking and promote an elevated level of attention in a viewer. This method of inclusiveness maintains connectivity to the complex worlds in which the work originates.



Select Solo Exhibitions from 2011-2016

UNTITLED PERIOD PIECE, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

HOW TO REMOVE DARK SPOTS, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR

WHO BURIES WHO, The Approach, London, UK

AMANDA ROSS-HO: TEENY TINY WOMAN, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Select Group Exhibitions from 2011-2016

A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


Image Objects, Public Art Fund, Large-scale Sculpture Commission, City Hall Park, NYC


Tragedy + Time, Public Fiction/Hammer Museum, (curated by Lauren Mackler and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer as part of Made in LA 2014), Los Angeles, CA

Select Fellowships and Awards

Herb Alpert Award, (nomination)

Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (nomination)

United States Artists Fellowship (nomination)


MFA 2006
USC Roski School of Art and Design

BFA 1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago