Alison Ho is an interdisciplinary artist. Originally from Campbell, California, she currently resides in San Mateo, California with her husband and Australian Labradoodle. In 2013, she graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara as a Regents Special Fellow and holds an MFA in Art. In 2010, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oregon and holds a BFA in Digital Arts.
I work with narrative, language, and identity, crafting pieces based on personal experience. I believe the construction of cultural identities is an ongoing process, which cannot be merely picked and chosen. As an artist, my cultural identity—being Chinese American, multilingual, female, from the Bay Area—is wholly integrated within and cannot separate from my practice. My work is confessional, using my own life details to examine broader themes of Asian American identity and the flexing boundaries of public vs. private. It also examines the negotiations, experiences, and expectations of different (sometimes contradicting) cultural values and directions. Within my work, I act as first person narrator and my thoughts provide insights into my choices as both artist and editor.