Small dog made out of colorful mosaic pieces in red, orange, green and gray

Life Around Us

Artwork by Xuan My Ho | January 7, 2022-June 30, 2022

The Rotunda Gallery | 55 County Center, Redwood City

Xuan has worked on mosaic for twenty-two years, becoming a full-time mosaic artist four years ago after working in the information technology field for over thirty years. She takes inspiration for her creations from what she sees around her: figures of human beings and animals, indoor/outdoor furniture, landscaping, flowers, and much more.

Creating mosaics gives Xuan freedom, inspiration, the motivation to create and the feeling of satisfaction when she generates something beautiful—that, in itself, nourishes her soul. 

To capture the depth and complexity of such subjects, real or imagined, Xuan has been able to delve into different artistic styles and techniques in her designs, such as impressionism, still life, and architecture.  Xuan evolves from only using ceramics to incorporating a wide variety of materials into her mosaics, such as stones, pebbles, mirrors, seashells, as well as stained, fused, vitreous or tempered glass, to pull unlikely materials into unique harmony. Xuan does her mosaic art in 2D and 3D - mosaic wall hangings and sculptures, as well as small items such as mosaic jewelry.

Xuan’s artwork has received numerous awards and was selected for the Mosaic Arts International exhibitions in San Diego and Houston.  Her work was also featured in four mosaic books, seven American Art Collectors books, three magazines, and two Coffee Table Books of Orthopedics in Art.

Since "Xuan" is pronounced "Swan" in English, her mosaic artwork all carries the hand-made swan logo that represents her signature. 

A woman's face, head, neck and shoulders made from colorful mosaic tile featuring blues and greens

Xuan My Ho. Alicia.

A skateboard and two shoes made out of mosaic tiles, featuring green and yellow

Xuan My Ho. Skateboard.

A blue wave made from mosaic tile on a white and brown mosaic bench

Xuan My Ho. Color World Bench.