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Oi Ying Valerie Ho

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Oi Ying Valerie Ho is a jeweler born and raised in Hong Kong. Currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor for Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Boise State University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design in 2023, following her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018.

Valerie’s artistic practice is deeply rooted in her perception of the environment and political landscape, often employing everyday objects as a medium for expression. Her jewelry eloquently encapsulates her identity within the socio-political context of Hong Kong, reflecting her insightful commentary on contemporary issues.

What three words would friends use to describe you?

warm-hearted, independent, and funny

What's one song you have completely memorized?

Gambling - TomFatKi
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