Kimmy Wu Ma holds Master of Art in the School of Education, New York University (1996) and successfully completed her graduate studies with international exhibitions in NYC & Italy. Mrs. Ma was also selected via competitive auditions, to attend studio arts program in Instituto Universtario di Architectuttura di Venezia at NYU's Graduate Studios in Venice, Italy.
With her academic concentration in painting, thesis of her art interplays minimalistic representation of "Duality", inspire by her origin, using Ancient literature based metaphors, as abstract experiment with environmental elements by layering sand, clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass, mesh grains for textural painting application along with acrylics and ink. As a lead art educator and a working artist, the curriculum is dedicated to focus in artistic development, art histories & theories.
Mrs. Ma engages actively in public arts projects as Queens Library guest lecturer in various branches, and facilitates art education parent workshops for various public schools. Her art participated in Clara E Gli Americani Travel Exhibitions in Italy. In NYC, exhibitions included Casa Italian Zerilli-Marimo for her series of "12/81 Chapters Interpretation"; 80 Washington Square East Gallery of "36/81 Chapters of Interpretation" series; thesis group exhibition in Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy; W. Wickiser Gallery with "Dreamscape" series & solo/group exhibitions in photography, woodcut & print making collections in Klapper Hall at QC Galleries. While attending her graduate studies, she collaborated several national ad campaigns in spearheading creative briefs for Mercedez Benz, (LVMH) Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for Hennessy brand, E*TRADE, Citibank & Amercian Express. Her window designs & schematics were commisioned by top cosmetic company for its summer & spring collections. Always enjoy her involvement in art education events and creating theme-based original designs for public school foyers & performance stages in our community.
Prior to ARTStudio, in addition to teaching, she had served as Director of Queens campus for Audrey Cohen College, and VP of Account Services at Admerasia Advertising Inc. Her works have been privately collected by NYC adverstising agencies, NY law offices/legal services & local business centers. She continues to share her passion in art and always aims to work toward the annual art exhibitions with her students at the Art Studio.
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