In this installation art focused course, students will be introduced to a variety of artists that address the surrounding environment in the design and creation of their artwork. We will explore and discuss the work of installation artists experimenting in a wide range of mediums. Weekly readings combined with brief lectures will serve as the basis for class discussion. In addition to weekly assignments, students will be asked to develop one final installation to be finished at the end of the semester. Class time will be split between lecture, discussion, critique and studio time. The class will include two off-campus field trips.
Amy M. Ho builds video and spatial installations that bring attention to our existence as both physical and psychological beings. She received her undergraduate degree in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College. Amy received a Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant in 2016, a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant in 2013 and was included in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Bay Area Now 7 in 2014. She was a 2013 fellowship artist at the Kala Art Institute, an artist in residence at the Lucid Art Foundation in 2014, and an artist in residence at Project 387 in 2015. Amy is currently the studio director at Real Time and Space, an art instructor at San Quentin State Prison and a public education instructor at San Francisco Art Institute.View Gallery »