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Born in 1968, George Ho graduated from Harvard University and was conferred a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies in 1990. Following that, he proceeded with an Intensive Program in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture at the New York Studio School from 1992 to 1995. Ho grew up in Taiwan in a family that was actively involved in the arts, where his mother, President of the Tung Ho Steel Enterprise, and his father, Chairman of the company, were both patrons of contemporary Taiwanese artist groups, supporting the experimental IT Park, the modern Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and then established the Spring Fine Arts Gallery in Kaohsiung in 1978. As heads of one of Taiwan’s largest steel manufacturers, the family also supported sculptural artists working with steel. George Ho was therefore surrounded by artists growing up and pursued his dream of becoming an artist with the full support of his parents. Ho’s practice often explores the idea of a fifth dimension and focuses on the spiritual experiences of daily life beyond reality. He established his painting studio in New York City in 1995 and relocated the studio to Taiwan in 2004. His abstract paintings are characterised by vivid colour and lyrical compositions. Many of Ho’s early works were inspired by Greek mythology, and many paintings were combined with scripts, in which the handwritten letters became a further language of symbolism. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan and the USA. George Ho lives and works in Taipei.