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Chris Ho, born 1952 in Taiwan, moved to Los Angeles in 1984. His credits include vice president of the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Association; Instructor of Chinese brush painting at North Orange Chinese School and Irvine Fine Arts Center; founder-CEO of the Wildlife Art Fund; director of the Bowers Museum Chinese Culture and Art Association; and guest artist at Pasadena City Library, Cal. Lutheran University and Irvine University.

Chris has shown in more than 40 art exhibitions in Beijing, Taipei, Los Angeles, San Francisco and at the California State Gallery, Sacramento, at the behest of State Assembly Member Dr. Judy Chu. In 1998 and 2000, He was invited to display over a hundred of his signature tiger and eagle subjects in the National Gallery, Taiwan. He recently exhibited his art in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei in 2008. Some of the important solo art show are listed below.

2008 September, Shanghai and Beijing People’s Culture Center (北京民族文化宮)

2008 July, Taipei, Chian Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, National Gallery(中正紀念堂)

2008 August, Monterey Park City Library.

2007 September, China, Shang-Dong Province, Confucious Gallery(孔子美術館)

2006 July, Japan Osaka Contemporary Art Center. (大阪府現代美術館)

2005 June, Taipei, National Dr. Sun-Yat-Shen Memorial Hall(國父紀念館)

2005 July, Japan Kawachinagano City, Japan Foundation of Culture

2005 August, New York, Chinese Cultural Center of TECO

2005 Septerm, San Diego, Taiwan Community Center.

2004 Northern California, Las Vegas, China Guan-zhou

2003 May, Chinese Daily News Gallery in Monterey Park city.

2002 December, Sacramento, State Capitol Hall Gallery

2002 February, Alhambra City Hall

2000 July, Taiwan Kao-Shiung City Culture Center.

1999 LA Chinese Daily News Gallery in Monterey Park city.

1998 Taipei, National Dr. Sun Yat-Shen Memorial Hall,

1998 Taiwan, Kao-Shiung City Culture Center.

He has a brush painting show on Chinese television beamed locally and on satellite. Dedicating his art to the endangered species he paints, he has become expert on them, writing more than 14 articles, most notably on the tiger and eagle. He has also introduced outstanding Southern California Chinese artists in his columns on art and life in four Chinese magazines.

In 1999, the California Asian American Republican Party presented his symbolic painting of eagle soaring to the moon to President George W. Bush. One of his tiger paintings was chosen as the painting for the 1998 California Lottery Bureau calendar.

Traditionally the Chinese brush painter is a master poet. Hence it is not surprising that also he holds a 1997 38th Chinese Literature & Art Award. Nor that in 1998 in a nationwide contest, the U.S. Postal Service selected Mr. Ho’s Chinese title for their “Stamp by Mail” program as the most apropos. In 2004, the U.S. Dept. of Treasury chose his poem to grace their collector’s New Year Prosperity Note packages. In the same year, his monkey paintings appear on the first day cover issued by the Sino-American Philatelic center and on the front page Chinese New Year’s edition of the Los Angeles Times-Chinese Daily News.

Chris Ho has been teaching Chinese Brush Painting at Saddleback College since 1997, he also gives private lessons in many places.

Contact telephone: (714) 878-6628 / Fax: (714) 524-8618

Studio address: 12586 Longleaf Court, Mira Loma, CA 91752

E-mail: chrishotiger@yahoo.com

Web site: www.chrishotiger.com

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