– Founder of “ Tai Chi Brush Work ”
– Founder of “ Mo’Dao Ink Creatives ”
( The association of contemporary ink and wash art )
– Chinese art advisory committee of Art Gallery of Markham
– Consultant of Chinese Brush Art Association of Canada
– Lecturer of the Chinese art at the Ontario Gallery of Art
– Qi Gong instructor of Heluo Inner Practice Centre
Henry Ho was born at Hong Kong in 1954, he was an art designer at Hong Kong Television Broadcasting company, and the lecturer of First institute of Art and Design.
Henry came to Canada as an artist immigrant in 1988. He practices Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan for 40 years.
He is an art teacher and Qi Gong instructor at Toronto.
Henry employs the ancient Chinese brushwork as his main art language which is merged with different art forms such as contemporary Chinese calligraphy, figurative and abstract brush work, installation art, action painting performance art, video art, multi-media interactive musical performance art. The main concept of Henry’s art is to translate the realm from his spiritual practice.
2018 “The 60 Masters of Contemporary Art Award” New York. Museum of Art and Design, presented by Art Tour International Magazine. (USA)
1998 “Juror’s Award” Scarborough Art’s Council Juried Art Show (Canada);
1989 “ Golden Award” Best Publication of Art, Hong Kong Urban Council (Hong Kong);
1986 Certificate of Distinction: Philippe Charriol Foundation, Contemporary Art Competition (Hong Kong).
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
2016 Flying Clouds, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Brush Art. Association of Canada, Toronto.
2014 The Auspicious Horse, ink and wash painting, Fo Guang Shan. Temple of Toronto, Ontario.
2005 The Law and the Fate, mix-media installation painting, The
Varley Art Gallery of Markham.
1993 Human Mark, mix-media painting, Canadian Museum of. Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario.
2019 “ Pop-Up, the solo art exhibition”. Arbutus Real Estate Ltd. Toronto, Canada
2010 “Tai Chi Calligraphy Exhibition & Performance.” Ji Hong Tai Chi. Studio, Toronto;
2006 “The Unknown Energy: Ink and Wash Abstract Paintings.” District. Lofts Gallery;
2005 “Motion In Calligraphy: Contemporary Calligraphy.” Art Beatus. Gallery;
2004 “Heavenly Strength: Contemporary Calligraphy Exhibition.” Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto;
1997 “Contemporary Calligraphy.” First Institute of Art and Design;
1992 “Abstract Painting Exhibition.” Consilium Gallery;
1991 “Ink and Wash Paintings.” Sing Tao Gallery;
1988 “Henry Ho’s Solo Exhibition.” Landmark Mansion Gallery;
1996 “Henry Ho’s Solo Exhibition.” Fringe Festival Exhibition;
1985 “The World Caricature Exhibition.” The First Institute of Art and. Design.
2016 “The Moving Image of Chi: A Multi-Media Action Brushwork Art Performance.” Crimson Tea Shop, Toronto, Ont.
2016 “Diversity and Peace: A Multi-Media Art Performance on Stage.” Asian Heritage Month Opening Celebration, Toronto City Hall, Toronto.
2015 “Transcendence of Fire: A Multi-Media Interactive Art Performance on Stage.” Orangized by Alpha Education, Ryerson University, and Hilton Hotel.
2015 “Daoism Presentation and Tai Chi Brushwork Performance.” Asian Heritage Month and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.
2015 “The Perception in Right Moment: Music-Tai Chi Art Performance.” Asian Heritage Month Opening Celebration, the Metro Hall, Toronto.
2013 “The Frameless: An interactive Art in Action Performance.” Asian Heritage Month, the Metro Hall, Toronto,
2010 “Tai Chi Calligraphy Exhibition & Performance.” Ji Hong Tai Chi Studio, Toronto.
2006 “Opening Performance: Qi Gong Calligraphy.” Heart and Stroke Foundation Gala, Toronto.
2003 “Solo Performance Art: Tai Chi Calligraphy.” Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
1999 “Solo Performance Art: National Day Celebration.” The City Hall of Richman Hill, Ontario.
1999 “Horse Painting in Tai Chi Movement Performance.” City Technical College, Toronto.
1997 “Music Action Painting Performance.” First Institute of Art and Design, Hong Kong.
1994 “Interactive Music Action Painting.” 3 Over 3 Studio.
1992 “Music-Dance-Painting: Performance Art.” Toronto College of Art and Design.
1992 “Three Minds One Brush: Performance Art.” Gallery June.
1992 “Lantern Rhapsody: Cultural Performance Art” commissioned by Scarborough Lantern Festival, Festival Hong Kong ’92, Albert Campbell Square of Scarborough Civic Center.
1991 “Solo: Henry Ho’s Tai Chi Painting Performance Art.” Gallery June, Toronto.
1991 Contemporary Art, University of Toronto, Canada;
1980 Illustration Art, First Institute of Art Design. Hong Kong;
1980 Graphic Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic Hong Kong;
1978 Communication Art, Bishop Bianchi College, Hong Kong;
1974 Fine Art, Lang Hoi College, Hong Kong.