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 continued through grade school, high school, and art school, leading him to an exciting and successful painting profession. In 1980, at the age of 16, Quang held his first one-man-show at Tomorrows Masters Gallery, in Denver. The exhibit was a smashing success for the high-school sophomore.
In 1982, Quang's mother was tragically killed in a car accident, leaving him the responsibility of raising four younger brothers and a six-year-old sister. That same year, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship. At the institute, Quang studied painting under René Bruhin, whom Quang credits with developing the foundation of his artistic understanding. Quang graduated in 1985 with the Best Portfolio Award of his class.
After graduation, Quang led a successful career as a freelance illustrator before becoming a full-time fine artist, beginning with his first solo show at Saks Galleries in Denver in 1990. The show was a sold-out success and was followed by more sold-out shows at Saks, as well as at Taos Traditions Fine Art, and in Houston at Jack Meier Gallery. Other galleries included Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco), Claggett/Rey Gallery (Vail, CO), and Gallery 1261 (Denver). He has also had two solo shows in London at Catto Gallery (Hampstead).
Throughout his extensive career, Quang has received countless awards and honors, including several top awards in the Master Signature Member division of the Oil Painters of America’s annual juried exhibitions. In the Oil Painters of America’s 2018 juried exhibition, Quang received both the Members’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards. His work has been included in numerous prestigious invitational exhibitions throughout the country, and he has recently had solo shows at Claggett/Rey Gallery (Vail, CO) and Gallery 1261 (Denver). In 2014, Quang was honored with a retrospective show of his work at the Steamboat Art Museum (Steamboat Springs, CO), and he is also part of a two-man exhibition at the Booth Western Art Museum (Cartersville, GA) titled East/West Visions: Scott Christiansen & Quang Ho, opening October 25.
Quang is also a highly sought-after instructor, teaching workshops and giving lectures internationally. He’s been the featured speaker at several important art events and conferences, including the annual Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition, where he has been asked to do featured demonstrations for more than six years. Quang has also been the key presenter at Plein Air magazine’s PACE convention, as well as events for the Oil Painters of America.
Quang is represented by Claggett/Rey Gallery (Vail, CO) and Gallery 1261 (Denver).