August 25 - october 28, 2023
Amanda Ross-Ho is an interdisciplinary artist and Professor of Sculpture at the University of California, Irvine. Born and raised in Chicago and currently living in Los Angeles, she holds a BFA from the School of the Art institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Southern California. She has exhibited, lectured, and taught internationally, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The Walker Art Center, the Bonner Kunstverein and the Vleshaal Contemporary Art Center. Ross-Ho’s artistic activity originates in the archival impulse and attempts to reconcile a fraught relationship with the transitory. She develops tender intimacies with artifacts that populate commonplace encounters, elevating fragments from material culture, media, and daily life into speculative monuments, archives, and tableaux. Using oppositional strategies of forensics and theatre, she dissects ephemeral structures and reconfigures them into enduring, outsized forms. Her sculptural installations propose reimagined ecologies of labor, time, and form, resulting in the development of an ongoing idiosyncratic formal syntax.