Dr. Wen-Shing Ho is a filmmaker, writer and academic. Her experiences with multidisciplinary art works (Film, Music, and Dance) have allowed her to cultivate an interest in oriental aesthetics; and Dr. Ho’ films have garnered acclaim through screenings at most prestigious film festivals and at venues such as the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and Singapore National Gallery Theater. According to the VARIETY, Dr. Ho’s film “TAKAO DANCER offers a refreshingly playful break from cinematic storytelling conventions.” Dr. Ho’s dissertation “Musical Composition Techniques of Maurice Ravel and Toru Takemitsu to the Conception and Direction of Digital Cinema” was officially selected by peer reviewed LABS Abstract Leonardo database, 2016. Her writing “Tear Love Smile” was officially selected at Torino Script and Pitch workshop with project merit scholarship in Italy, 2010 and her short story “Rag and Bone” was published in The Louisville Review and nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2020.
Dr. Ho received the Doctor of Science from Global Information and Telecommunication Studies at Waseda University in Tokyo Japan, the graduate credits in Film Music at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media at School of Communications, American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Ho was assistant professor at the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, DeSales University, USA (2001-2004); the pioneer scholar for the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (2005-2010); associate researcher at Waseda University Tokyo Japan (2013-2014). She acted as a visiting professor/artist, most notably at University of Oregon, NYU Tisch Asia, Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Currently, Dr. Ho is tenured associate professor at University of Southern California and Shanghai Jiao Tong University joint Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry in Shanghai, China.