- Unleashing Artistic Beauty with Every Brushstroke -
Natalie Ho, also known as Natalie Sze Wai, is a Toronto-based visual artist originally from Hong Kong. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree in Theatre and Entertainment Arts with First Class Honours from HKAPA in 2020.
With a diverse arts background encompassing scenic art, dance, and visual art, Natalie has gained valuable experience as an intern scenic artist at esteemed institutions like the Royal Opera House and National Theatre in the UK. She has also showcased her talent as a dancer with the renowned "Dance Beyond Dance" ballet group in Hong Kong.
Natalie's artistic focus lies primarily in realism and portraiture, particularly highlighting women who challenge traditional societal norms. Her vibrant and intricate pieces draw inspiration from the beauty found in everyday life. As an Asian female artist, Natalie utilizes her artwork as a platform to defy societal expectations and promote self-expression.
In addition to her individual art practice, Natalie actively engages in public art projects. Notably, she contributed to the success of the Golden Girls mural as part of the Cultural Hotspot Signature Project in Scarborough during the summer and fall of 2022. Furthermore, she participated in the StreetARToronto Outside the Box program in 2023, demonstrating her commitment to public art initiatives. Her latest painting, titled "Fearless," was selected and exhibited in the prestigious "IMPACT 2023 Exhibition" at the NPCC galleries.
Beyond her artistic pursuits, Natalie takes pleasure in immersing herself in Toronto's vibrant multicultural scene, constantly seeking inspiration from the city's diverse cultures.