Artist Bio

Xuan has worked on mosaics since 1999. Her mosaics aim to tell a story, to inspire, to delight the imagination, and to heal. The inspiration for her art is mostly derived from her life journey, as well as from her perception of the external world.  Creating mosaics gives her freedom, inspiration, the motivation to create, and the feeling of satisfaction when she generates something beautiful.  And that, in itself, nourishes her soul.

To capture the depth and complexity of such subjects, real or imagined, she delves into different artistic styles and techniques in her designs, such as impressionism, still life, and architecture.  She has evolved from only using ceramics to incorporating a wide variety of materials into her mosaics to pull unlikely materials into unique harmony.

Since "Xuan" is pronounced "Swan" in English, the mosaics she creates carry the hand-made swan logo that represents her signature. 

Meet the Artist

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Xuan was featured in the Mountain Home magazine in April 2021 issue.  It is a private magazine published monthly for residents of the towns of Portola Valley and Woodside in California.  Click the following PDF file to see her biography and artistic activities in the field of mosaic arts.

In November 2021, Xuan was featured in the Midpenisula Post -  an online newspaper serving Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Mountain View areas. Here is the link of the article:

Love, skill and passion: How each of Xuan My Ho’s mosaics tell their own stories


Xuan’s mosaics have been exhibited in international juried shows including the 2009 and 2014 Mosaic Arts International Exhibition at The Museum of Man, San Diego, California and The Williams Tower Gallery,

Houston, Texas.


Solo Exhibitions:

2019    Moments in Mosaics, Marcela’s Village Gallery, Menlo Park, Ca 

2017    Pieces of Life, The Main Gallery, Redwood City, Ca

2012    Peninsula Art Museum, Twin Pines Art Center, Belmont, Ca

2012    Curves, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, Ca

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An interview session in VietFace TV studio Orange County, California on Januiary 17th, 2018 about my mosaic arts with English subtitles.