George Cho was born in Seoul, Korea in ’81 and currently lives and works in Halifax, Canada. Cho moved to Canada in 1993 and began his academic ceramics education with Prof. Emeritus Bruce Cochrane at Sheridan College in Oakville. He received his MFA from West Virginia University, Morgantown and earned his BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. Cho’s work has been exhibited in a number of galleries across North America as well as China, where his current body of work began in 2015. He is represented by GalleryHouse, Toronto.
Memories of my most intimate past inspire a search for sensuousness of the erotic. During times of uncertainty, displacement of the familiar touch brings forth personal transformation out of necessity, insecurity, and/or sentimentality. The struggle of this transformation manifests throughout my life highlighted by the search for meaning of self, sexuality, and displacement. By the virtue of undeniable necessity, respectfully I create and investigate beauty and the sublime in the erotic using the sensuous language of clay.
Strojich Fellowship 2020/2021