Alumni Profile

Sin Ying Ho

Sin-Ying Ho

MFA 2001, Ceramics


Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho (MFA 2001) was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada, and currently resides in New York City. She holds an honor diploma from Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA in ceramics from LSU. Ho has taught and run workshops, lectures, and exhibitions all across Canada and from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University to Hong Kong and Jingdezhen—the more than 1000-year-old city of porcelain in China. She has taught at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver; Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary; and Concordia University in Montreal. Among her honors, she has received the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Merit Award, Canada Council Grant for the Canada Year of Asian Pacific, Canada Council of the Art Research and Development Grant, and a PSC-CUNY Grant. She was nominated for a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. She was one of the featured artist on a documentary TV series, Routes: The Spiritual Odyssey of Chinese American Artists. Recently, her Eden series was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her pieces are in the permanent collections of the Icheon World Ceramic Centre in Korea, Glenbow Museum in Canada, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. Her work Music serves as the cover image of Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice, edited by Ruth Chambers, Amy Gogarty & Mireille Perron (Ronsdale Press 2007).