I love when people reach out to recommend artists or designers about whom they’d love to learn more. This weekend I got a note from one of my old college classmates, artist Becca Kallem, who wanted to know more about Amanda Ross-Ho. I wasn’t familiar with Amanda’s work, but when I heard the words, “large-scale weavings,” I was hooked.
Amanda is an artist who focuses as much on the life and practice of the artist as she does the world outside. Her work frequently examines the workspaces and ephemera of an artist’s life and tools; washcloths and even gloves can become grand installations in her hands. I really enjoy the way she highlights these everyday items and turns them into objects of beauty and admiration, in addition to the “final pieces” they often create. Read on to learn more about Amanda and her work. xo, grace
Artist: Amanda Ross-Ho
About: Amanda was born in 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her MFA from the University of Southern California. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008 she participated in the Whitney Biennial.
Work: Working with fiber, found objects, photographs and found ephemera, Amanda uses her work to examine the creative process and objects we overlook in everyday life. Her interest in “collecting and ordering imagery” is a huge part of her process and informs her final pieces, which often look at the life, workspace and practice of the working artist.
More: You can read more about Amanda here, here, here and here.