Ho Seok Kee (1963 -)
Born in 1963, Ho Seok Kee is a Singaporean interdisciplinary and mixed media artist. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art with Distinction at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She was selected as one of two valedictorians of her class. The following year, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, under the NAFA Entry Scholarship (Degree). She was awarded the Best Studentship Award in her programme for her outstanding academic performance. At NAFA, she trained under two of Singapore's most eminent artists, Wee Beng Chong and Tan Kee Sek. They imparted their extensive knowledge of Chinese art and culture and, to Ho, deepened her passion for the art.
Although well-versed in other artwork mediums, Ho’s works primarily with Chinese ink. Although working with a traditional art form, her oeuvre embodies a modern and contemporary essence that incorporates Eastern and Western techniques and philosophies. Her research interest lies in her living environment and technological innovations, expressed in her refreshing Chinese ink works that exude vigour and energy. Ho has also received much recognition for her rice grain paintings and was the recipient of the UOB Painting of the Year Silver Award in the Established Category and the Killiney Art Prize Top Achiever Award in 2018. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Singapore. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society and the Committee for Fine Art Chapter at NAFA. In 2020, Ho held her first solo exhibition, Decode, at the UOB gallery. The show articulates the artist’s interests in artificial intelligence and computer algorithms. Ho is currently pursuing an MS in Applied Gerontology at Nanyang Technological University.