Teddy Lo was born and raised in Hong Kong with his father’s family background in technological manufacturing and mother was an artist with family background from the deep mountains of Taiwan, making a living as farmers and hunters. While growing up, Lo was captivated by his perceived difference of basic human needs in technology spending his time divided in big metropolitan cities and rural areas. Having been introduced to the works of Claude Monet at a young age, he began to develop a fondness for fine arts. Later, he had the opportunity to pursue his studies in US, where he developed an interest on conceptual and artistic depth of its advertising industry and contemporary arts. Eventually enrolled in Art Center College of Design in California to complete a BFA degree as an art director in advertising, it was after a visit to a lighting factory that he began to explore LEDs as an artistic medium. After graduation, Lo moved to NYC to work in advertising and continued his artistic journey. He had his first art exhibition at the Arturo Dimodica Gallery, NYC and since then, began working on commercial lighting design projects.
In 2007, Lo moved back to Hong Kong and founded a LED experience design company LEDARTIST. He then earned his Master’s degree on Lighting at Queensland University of Technology which led to a career in light art and design. He has merged his knowledge and evolved from graphics, engineering and LED programming to his recent research in sculptural design, spectrum manipulation and interactivity. He has since participated in various international art exhibitions and large-scale lighting projects. Lo held exhibitions in prestigious locations around the world, including Luminale in Frankfurt, Asia Society in Hong Kong, Museum of Art and Design in NYC, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Arts, Art Centre BUDA Kortrijk in Belgium, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Esplanade in Singapore, 798 Art District in Beijing and Burning Man Festival in Nevada, among others.
The artist graduated in Communication Designs at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena followed by a Masters in Lighting with the Queensland University of Technology. He has been working on art directing and art designs with luminous based motion graphics, programming techniques and especially LED technology. With contemporary semi-conducting technologies and interactivity development, the artist recently explores the potentials of biological, psychological and the spiritual effects of the color spectrum, designing sculptural forms and regenerative art with interactive behaviours.
The artist aims to push the boundaries of our future experience of digital media and lighting with the goal of promoting sustainable technology and advancing human spirituality with his work. His new projects are focusing on creating luminous spatial environment and lighting experience for the viewers to perceive and thus, offering them various compelling and healing effect through light and other frequencies.