Quang Ho

Quang Ho was born in Hue, Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States in 1975. His artistic interest began at the early age of three and blossomed throughout his adolescence. In 1980, at the age of 16, Quang was given his first solo show at Tomorrow’s Masters Gallery (Denver, CO). The exhibition was an astonishing success for the young high-school sophomore. In 1982, Quang's mother was tragically killed in a car accident, leaving him responsible for raising four younger brothers and a six-year-old sister. That same year, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art (Denver) on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship. Here Quang studied painting under Rene Bruhin, whom he credits with developing the foundation of his artistic understanding. Quang graduated from the Colorado Art Institute in 1985 with the honor of Best Portfolio of his graduating class. Soon after, art dealer Mikkel Saks discovered Quang’s talent and promoted him through his gallery, which led to even greater exposure and success.

Working mostly in oil, Quang’s subject matter includes still lifes, landscapes, interiors, and figures. "Subject matter is not really important to me,” the artist says. “I can find visual excitement all around me, as well as on the canvas: a knot on a tree, the graceful limp of a wilting flower, the juxtaposition of a few simple shapes and colors —the sources of inspiration are inexhaustible." The artist also does not adhere to any one particular style. Realism and abstraction coalesce in his energetic paintings, and the subject and mood of the work dictate which direction he will take.  

During the several decades that Quang has been a professional artist he has earned an international reputation for his work, has completed commissions for numerous important clients — including the Adolph Coors Company, Colorado Symphony, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among others — and has won several awards and honors. His work is featured in private and public collections worldwide. Quang is also a highly sought after instructor and has taught at the Art Students League of Denver for many years, while also teaching workshops around the country and internationally. His daily devotion to painting is complemented by his passion for golf, as well as extensive reading of philosophy and religion. He is a great admirer of Andrew Wyeth.

Quang is represented by Gallery 1261 (Denver) and Claggett/Rey Gallery (Vail, CO).