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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.

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She was also selected to attend Instituto Universtario di Architectuttura di Venezia at NYU's Master's Studio Arts program in Venice, Italy, after competitive auditions.

With her concentration in painting & art theories, her art thesis
aims to possess minimal forms in duality. Her work is often inspired by her origin, using ancient Asian literature Tao Te Ching as her basis, experiment dichotomy in abstraction 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 curriculum designer, and a dedicated teaching artist, the curriculum is committed to focus in artistic development and art histories in classically training format. 
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 studiesshe 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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ART Studio's mission is dedicated to provide fine arts instructions to creative thinkers who have strong interests in artistic developmentOur art members are encouraged to create in an artistically supportive environment, as they learn various perspectives of lookingat art while exploring various disciplines of visual arts.

Our ART Studio's work standards anticipate members to connect intellectually with readings, theory discussions and through well-guided technique instructions with highly qualified teaching artists.  

ART Studio's Teaching Artists 


Mr. Christopher Gomez

(Summer Weekend Fine Art Workshops & School Year Sundays)

Mr. Chris is a professional cartoonist & holds a BFA, the School of Visual Arts. He brings ample training and experiences to our ART Studio. With his work in Manhattan Youth Organization, he has been providing art instructions to students in many top performing middle schools in NYC including: the Clinton School of Writers and Artists, the Spruce Street School, East Side Middle school, the Riverdale Country School and Brooklyn School of Arts and Science. View Bio & ART Portfolio



Ms. Christine Pandolfi  

(School Year, Monday 4-5:30, Sunday 3-4:30 for K-3rd Grade)

Ms. Christine received BFA from Hunter College, majored in painting, and has been an active member of National Art League with various exhibitions. She is passionate about art making and enjoys working with younger learners; she is trained under Mrs. Ma in Studio's curriculum format, and assists Mrs. Ma's Saturday advanced beginners, in addition to teaching younger beginners on Sundays and Mondays. View Bio & Art Portfolio

Ms. May Chong

(School Year & Summer, Artist Assistant)

Ms. May is an artist, gardener, and mother of three, she has been classically trained by Mrs. Ma as an adult member and has worked many years alongside Mrs. Ma, and has been a dedicated staff in the Art Studio since 2011. She received B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Economics, Stony Brook University. A passionate supporter in our art community, she assists our studio's beginners' artistic development. View Bio & Portfolio