Gretchen So is an avid photographer, educator, arts administrator, and a determined explorer of social issues.
She holds a Master’s degree in Photography from Yale University and attended an MA programme in Arts Administration at Columbia University. She also has a BFA (Honours) in Photography and a BA (Distinction) in Asian Studies from the University of Manitoba, Canada
So has received various awards for her academic studies, including the Lila Acheson Wallace Scholarship from Reader’s Digest, Yale Scholarships, as well as the Lehman Fund and the Arts Administration Fund from Columbia University.
SO works extensively in Hong Kong, and her art is primarily about the evolving status of the global city. She has been awarded many publication and exhibition grants from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Her work has been showcased throughout Asia, Europe and North America.