See new works by artist Amanda Ross-Ho at UAB’s AEIVA opening Jan. 12

The artist’s new installation, “Untitled Inventory (Catalogue Irraisonné),” was devised specifically for AEIVA. Ross-Ho also selected the works for the 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

AmandaRFPAmanda Ross-Ho, "Untitled Crisis Actor (HURTS WORST Worst Pain Imaginable)," 2018; canvas, heavy duty canvas, dye sublimation on canvas, polka dot cotton, muslin, batting, thread, safety pins, 58 ¼ inches by 55 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow.Works by artist Amanda Ross-Ho will be on exhibition in 2024, presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Untitled Inventory (Catalogue Irraisonné)” is a new installation by Ross-Ho, devised specifically for AEIVA to address the archive as a subject, empirical pursuit, and an opportunity for fictive and theatrical abstraction.

The exhibition will open with a reception, free and open to the public, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, in AEIVA, 1221 10th Ave. South, Birmingham. Also opening at AEIVA are “Warhol Revisited” and the 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition featuring students from the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History, for which Ross-Ho was the juror. All three exhibitions will be on display at AEIVA through March 16, 2024.

AEIVA is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit for more information. 

Ross-Ho is an interdisciplinary artist and a professor of sculpture at the University of California, Irvine. Her sculptural installations and material environments propose dynamic and imagined ecologies of labor, time and the building of speculative archives. Through close observation, she identifies and brings into form connective tissues between personal and eternal conditions, according to her artist’s statement. 

She builds formal syntax of objects, images and performative gestures mined from personal and collective phenomena, which aim to inscribe meaning through poetic systems of circuitry and taxonomy. Utilizing conflicting sensibilities of the forensic, hyperbolic and theatrical, her work aims to function as a sensitive instrument: tuned to carefully observe, record, transcribe and translate the landscapes of our made and lived-in surroundings.

Ross-Ho has exhibited, lectured and taught internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California.  

Exhibitions include the 2008 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The Walker Art Center, the Bonner Kunstverein and the Vleshaal Contemporary Art Center. Recently she was included in “Crack Up Crack Down,” the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts curated by Slavs and Tatars, and a solo exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway. She has presented commissioned public works at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, City Hall Park in New York City, the Parcours Sector of Art Basel Switzerland and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

In 2024, she will install her first permanent public sculpture on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, and a 10-year career monograph will be published by the Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, Netherlands. A solo exhibition of her work, “Ice Time,” is currently on view at ILY2 in Portland, Oregon. Ross-Ho’s work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Art in America, Flash Art, Art + Auction, and Frieze among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.