Amanda Ross-Ho

United States 1975

Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Painting

Amanda Ross-Ho
Amanda Ross-Ho
United States
August 31, 2016

Amanda Ross-Ho, an American mixed media artist, incorporates an entire range of materials, from cut-canvas pieces and textiles to large objects and collages into her versatile artworks. Her unique creations can be seen as a series of gestures in which objects and pictures are placed next to each other in order to create complex compositions. The artist works in many different media, such as painting, photography, and installation, always trying to engage her viewers and make them examine hidden connections between her ideas and imagery placed within an unusual visual world. [1]

Amanda Ross had many exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York based gallery spaces. This installation view was taken in Los Angeles dropcloth show in 2014.
Amanda Ross-Ho – Who Buries Who, 2014 – image via

Early Biography of Amanda Ross-Ho : From Textile Design to Fine Art

Amanda Ross-Ho was born in 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. Both of her parents were artists and taught her how to paint, which influenced a lot young Amanda’s predilection for visual self-expression. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and eight years later, in 2006, an MFA from the University of Southern California. During her graduate studies, she began incorporating the studio process as a part of her own style. After Ross-Ho has graduated from SAIC, she lived in Chicago for seven years, where she was engaged in many full-time jobs, most important one being a textile designer. While working as a designer, she started creating her own style and exhibiting locally. Early in her career, Ross-Ho shared a studio with a vibrant community of 10 young artists, including famous Sterling Ruby, in the Hazard Park quarter of Los Angeles. Later on, she moved her studio into a former retail distribution center in the southern part of LA downtown. She shares this new studio with her partner, Erik Frydenborg, who also creates installations, sculptures, paintings, and prints.

After Ross-Ho has graduated from SAIC and she lived in Chicago for seven years before she started participating in local exhibitions

Contact Amanda Ho if you want to buy her Triangles and Teak Reams and her untitled canvas based acrylic work from 2016 exhibitions
Amanda Ross-Ho – Triangles and Teak Reams, 2010 – image via

Versatile Art Projects in Acrylic Paint, Collage and Installation

Amanda Ross-Ho combines various media – acrylic painting, drawing, installation, black and white photography and she also incorporates found objects. When it comes to photography, the artist captures images from a variety of cultural locations, which represent sites of both artistic collaborations and personal significance. In this way, Ross-Ho connects disparate objects and experiences through her artistic endeavors. Her work is inspired primarily by the clutter of daily existence and routines along with the negative space created by the things that are normally overlooked. [2] Ross-Ho uncovers the subtle beauty of everyday world and its enticing anomalies – while doing so, she utilizes materials as diverse as newspaper articles, self-help manuals, and various instruction booklets. This awkward mix of materials symbolizes cultural intersections and the very spirit of contemporary lifestyle. For the 2008 California Biennial, Ross-Ho transported the actual walls of her LA studio into the Orange County Museum of Art and she has re-created this installation for the exhibit held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, in 2010. After the success of this installation, she started producing series of small-scale individual creations on pieces of sheetrock. These new collages were similar to her original source of inspiration, which were the real studio walls. Amanda Ross-Ho has also participated in the 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibitions and she held a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, called Irreconcilable Differences. This show, which took place in 2010, was a distinctive gallery installation inspired by a comedy about a child filing for divorce from her parents. The installation consisted of images scanned from various manuals and photography textbooks, mixed with close-up portraits Ross-Ho’s parents taken during the 1970s. The artist’s first public art project entitled The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2013 and 2014. This unique outdoors project explores the relationship between photography and the act of seeing. Within this framework, the artist reinvestigates the role of photographic processes in the everyday events.

Amanda Ross-Ho uncovers the subtle beauty of everyday life and its enticing anomalies

The artist often uses black and white paint and photographs in her gallery based untitled work. Amanda's exhibition is on view in New York. things black untitled time dropcloth
Amanda Ross-Ho – Negative Earth (Triangulated), 2012 – image via

Exploring the Anatomy of Creative Processes

Ross-Ho’s installations, photographs, and collages explore the everyday ephemera as well as the anatomy and cycles of creative processes.[3] Los Angeles-based artist appropriates imagery she encounters in her daily life in order to construct mixed-media pieces which simulate coincidences or intersections typical for the urban lifestyle of the 21st century. All of her pieces have a layered meaning, which is the result of merging the universal and the personal view. Even though her artworks often have autobiographical or seemingly nostalgic references, their ultimate goal is to create a wider context that many viewers can identify with.

Amanda Ross-Ho lives and works in Los Angeles.


    1. Smith, Roberta (2008) Art in Review: Amanda Ross-Ho, NY Times [August 31, 2016]
    2. Myers, Holly (2010) The Iocus of Amanda-Ho’s Art, Los Angeles Times [August 31, 2016]
    3. Morse, R. Amanda Ross-Ho, Prestel, 2012

Featured image: Amanda Ross-Ho’s Portrait – image via

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Chicago EXPO 2016The Pit, ChicagoGroup
2016Cathedrals of ConsumptionSpinello Projects, MiamiGroup
2015AMANDA ROSS-HOPraz-Delavallade, Paris, FranceSolo
2014WHO BURIES WHOThe Approach, London, UKSolo
2014The Suburban, part of Michelle Grabner, I Work From HomeMuseum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USASolo
2014SMALL RomeFrutta, curated by Adam Carr, Rome, ItalyGroup
2014CEMETARIUMRegina Rex at Emerson Dorsch, Miami, USAGroup
2014Of My AffectionAnonymous Gallery, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2014Saying Yes to Everythingcurated by Corinna Peipon, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2014Another Cats Show356 Mission, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Summer & sUMMERMicheal Jon Gallery, Detroit; Micheal Jon Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2014The White AlbumRichard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2014PICTURE THISKunsthalle St Gallen and SALTS, St Gallen and Birsfelden, SwitzerlandGroup
2014Soft TargetM+B, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2014InfinitudeRoberts & Tilton, Culver City, California, USAGroup
2014ShaktiBrand New Gallery, Milan, ItalyGroup
2014I Just came to say HELLOKlemm’s, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014BIEN OU BIEN?Mon Cheri, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2014Tragedy + TimePublic Fiction, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2014Unfinished SeasonGalerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2014Inaugural ShowLoudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2014Amy+John+Amanda (Amy Yao, John Riepenhoff, Amanda Ross-Ho), Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2013GONE TOMORROWMitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USASolo
2013CRADLE OF FILTHShane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USASolo
2013THE CHARACTER AND SHAPE OF ILLUMINATED THINGSMuseum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoSolo
2013You are HereWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, USAGroup
2013FebrezeKinman, London, UKGroup
2013In the Cut: Collage as IdeaAustralian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2013Painting in Placecurated by Shamim Momin, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2013ANAMERICANAAmerican Academy in Rome, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Rome, ItalyGroup
2013Camp Paradox DaysThe University of the Arts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, USAGroup
2013CulmNight Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2013TEN YEARSWallspace, New York, USAGroup
2013Yes I Will YesAmerican Contemporary, New York, USAGroup
2013Stand-InAlbert Baronian, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2013Set PiecesCardi Black Box, Milan, ItalyGroup
2012Amanda Ross-ho: Teeny Tiny WomanMOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CASolo
2012Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix CultureSalina Art Center, Salina, KSGroup
2012EaglesMarlborough Madrid, MadridGroup
2012Stretching The Limits: Fibers In Contemporary PaintingSCAD Museum of Art , Savannah, GAGroup
2012Make HayDavid Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2012Props For MemoryInvisible-Exports, New York City, NYGroup
2012PaperMAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, NiceGroup
2012Look Here, Upon This PictureCherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Pure PerceptionMonica De Cardenas - Milano, MilanGroup
2012Prince at the ForumBeacon Arts, Inglewood, CAGroup
2012Devouring timeWestern Bridge, Seattle, WAGroup
2012Special BlendThe Journal Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Sight (un)sceneBenrimon Contemporary, New York City, NYGroup
2011Amanda Ross-Ho - TIME WAITS FOR NO ONEThe Approach, LondonSolo
2011UNTITLED NOTHING FACTORYVisual Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin, USASolo
2011IT AIN'T FAIR: MaterialismOHWOW, Miami, USAGroup
2011DisorderTodd Madigan Gallery, California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, USAGroup
2011Two Schools of CoolOrange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USAGroup
2011George Herms: Xenophillia (Love of the Unknown)Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2011Painting ExpandedTanya Bonakdar, New York, USAGroup
2011Greater LA483 Broadway, New York, USAGroup
2011NOT THE WAY YOU REMEMBEREDQueens Museum of Art, New York, USAGroup
2011Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the CollectionLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2011Image TransferRichard E. Peeler Art Center, Depauw University, Greencastle, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USAGroup
2011Banquet of the Black JackalLuckman Gallery, Cal State, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2010A Stack Of Black Pants Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2010Somebody Stop MeMitchell-Innes & Nash - West Street, New York City, NYSolo
2010Project Series 40: Amanda Ross-HoPomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CASolo
2010A Knot For AriadneKavi Gupta Gallery - Berlin, BerlinGroup
2010DrawingShane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2010FreeNew Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix CultureHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2010New Photography 2010MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010JERRY JURY-RIGGEDThe Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CAGroup
2010Freedom Information ActCherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010PortugalArte10PortugalArte, LisbonGroup
2010Endless Bummer Surf ElsewhereBlum & Poe, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Doctor ZombThe Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CAGroup
2010Wall to WallDaniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010They Have Not the Art to Argue with PicturesCherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010A ShowHoet Bekaert Gallery, GhentGroup
2010Crosstown TrafficWentrup, BerlinGroup
2010Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-OutMuseum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA),Chicago, ILGroup
2010FAXPara, Site Art Space, Hong KongGroup
2010FAXTorrance Art Museum, Torrance, CAGroup
2009Untitled EventHoet Bekaert Gallery, Gent, BelgiumSolo
2009Picturing the StudioSAIC - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2009FAXPlug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, ManitobaGroup
2009Chinese BoxOverduin and Kite, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009WallworksYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009To the left of the rising sunLaurel Gitlen, New York City, NYGroup
2009The Biennale Knokke Zoute 2009The Biennale Knokke Zoute, Knokke-ZouteGroup
2009Bitch Is The New BlackHonor Fraser, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009The Craft of CollectingMuseum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILGroup
2009Spoils & RelicsThe Approach, LondonGroup
2009First ShowCherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Make Room: Karyn Olivier, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lisa SigalAtlanta Contemporary Art Center,Atlanta, GAGroup
2009On from hereGuild & Greyshkul, New York City, NYGroup
2008Amanda Ross-Ho: HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2008Indirect ObjectMitchell-Innes & Nash - West Street, New York City, NYGroup
2008Dogtooth & TessellateThe Approach, LondonGroup
20082008 California BiennialCalifornia Pacific Triennial, Newport BeachGroup
2008A.T. ComplexJohn Connelly Presents (JCP), New York City, NYGroup
2008FragileHoet Bekaert Gallery, GhentGroup
2008Chinaman's Chance - Four Views of the Chinese American ExperiencePacific Asia Museum,Pasadena, CAGroup
2008Whitney BiennialWhitney Biennial, New York City, NYGroup
2008Nina in PositionArtists Space, New York City, NYGroup
2008Vaginal RejuvenationGuild & Greyshkul, New York City, NYGroup
2007UntitlednHoet Bekaert Gallery, Knokke, BelgiumSolo
2007NOTHIN FUCKIN MATTERSCherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USASolo
2007For ReeMarc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007Printed SpaceWestern Exhibitions, Chicago, ILGroup
2007Sonotube Forms: Contemporary Art and TransportMuseum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2007Warhol and…Kantor Gallery - LA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007Me, You, You (A Ventriloquy)Laurel Gitlen, New York City, NYGroup
2007Distinctive MessengerHouse of Campari, New York City, NYGroup
2007Photography As The: Eye GymAR Contemporary Gallery, MilanGroup
2007Obscene Soft SoundsWallspace Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006Gran-aberturaWestern Exhibitions, Chicago, USASolo
2006Don’t Front (You Know I Got Cha Open)Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USASolo
2006Dice ThrownBellwether Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006Supersonic 2006: SUPERLos Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005State of EmergenceTrack 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2005Hella ChihuahuasPlatform China, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2005Things We Said We’d Never Do AgainWestern Exhibitions, Chicago, USAGroup
2005Spring BreakArtLedge, Chicago, USAGroup
2005PlayersUniversity of St. Francis, Joilet, USAGroup
2004Season FinaleWestern Exhibitions, Chicago, USASolo
2004Battle of the DimensionsStichting Kunst and Complex, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2004Extended FamilyPublico, Cincinatti, USAGroup
2004Drunk vs. StonedGavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USAGroup
2004This Thing We DoWestern Exhibitions, Chicago, USAGroup
2004Welcome to Wonderland1R Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2004100 CutsGallery 312, Chicago, USAGroup
2004Uncovered ChicagoMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USAGroup
2003The Earth is Rotating with this Room as it’s AxisSoap Factory, Minneapolis, USASolo
2003Scene of ChangeryDogmatic, Chicago, USASolo
2003Don’t Fail Me NowTBA Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2003Amanda Ross-Ho and David Baptiste-ChirotJody Monroe Gallery, Milwaukee, USAGroup
2003Glossing1R Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2003ArtboatDogmatic, Chicago, USAGroup
20039th Annual University ExhibitNorthern Indiana Art Association, Munster, USAGroup
2003Really RealGallery 312, Chicago, USAGroup
2003Subtle, Not So Subtle1R Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2002Just What It SaysBodybuilder and Sprotsman, Chicago, USAGroup
2002Canadian ThanksgivingRobert DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hill, USAGroup
200281 2’’ X 11’’Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago, USAGroup
2002Reconfiguring PopGallery 2, Chicago, USAGroup
2002Thrill 2Joymore, Chicago, USAGroup
2002MoxieThree Arts Club, Chicago, USAGroup
2002Meet Me in St. LouieCrowe T. Brooks Gallery, St. Louis, USAGroup
2001Bastard Son of Hot SauceLaw Office, Chicago, USAGroup
2001Outside the BoxLemp Brewery, St. Louis, USAGroup
2001Day JobOpen End, Chicago, USAGroup
2001Flowers Are Meant To Be PickedA.S.A.P., Chicago, USAGroup
20012000 Significant SignifiersUkranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USAGroup
2001Ball and ChainSkokie Sculpture Park, Skokie, USAGroup
2001Counter Productive Industries1926 Space, Chicago, USAGroup