Wuon-Gean Ho was born in Oxford, and graduated with a BA in History of Art from Cambridge University, before taking up a Japanese Government Scholarship in 1998 to study woodblock printmaking in Japan. She later studied MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, graduating with a distinction in 2016.
She is based in the UK where she works in print, artist’s books and animation, and exhibits widely, as well as participating in residencies in the US, Canada, China, Italy and the UK. She has taken part in numerous international print conferences both as a speaker and exhibitor, and also been a panel organizer and portfolio coordinator.
MA (Distinction) Printmaking, Royal Collage of Art
2017 Award Presse Papier, Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
2014 First Prize for Books of Desire, Classense Library, Ravenna, Italy
2014 British Institution Award at the Royal Academy Summer show
2010 Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust prize for Embrace, an artists’ book
2009 Printmakers Council Prize for Sleeper series
2007 John Purcell Paper Prize for China Love series
1998-2000: Osaka University of Education and Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Scholarship student sponsored by the Japanese Government