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.
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 thesis aims to conceptualize 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 artist studio is founded with commitment in artistic mentorship & advocacy in our communities.
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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ART Studio's missionis dedicated to provide art enrichment to enjoy as a creative community. Art studio advocates art making as a healthy creative outlet. Our art members are encouraged to make art in an artistically supportive
environment, as they learn various perspectives of looking at art while exploring various mediums.
For serious and competitive learners who may want to prepare for an audition, private lessons are available with Mrs. Ma
ART Studio's 90-Minute ART Fundamental for School Year:
The 90-min format includes supplies; it is designed to enjoy as art recreation. With a team of collaborative art professionals to learners ratio (1:8~10) or (2:16), our teachers aim to optimize art enrichment, with proficient management of teaching resources. Medium based with age appropriate curriculum is designed by Mrs. Kimmy Ma. M.A./Ed. NYU 1996
Mr. Christopher Gomez (BFA, Co-Teacher for Sundays)
Mr. Chris is a professional cartoonist & holds a BFA from top-ranked the School of Visual Arts in NYC. 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 (BFA, Co-Teacher for beginners)
Summer: T/W/TH 4-6pm
Fall 2017 School Year, Mon 4:15pm, 6pm & Sat. 3:15pm
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 co-teacher with Ms. Casey on Mondays & Saturdays with younger beginners during the school year, and summer's recreation programs. View Bio & Art Portfolio
Ms. Casey Lin
BFA, Co-Teacher & Sunday Recreation Coordinator
Summer: Sat 10-Noon, Sun. 10-noon & 12:30-2:30
Fall 2017 School Year, Mon-Tue, Sat. & Sunday Birthday Parties
Ms. Casey is a working artist, her strong art fundamentals were nurtured through private lessons & in Mrs. Ma's art studio in her younger years. With determination to work as an art professional, she received BFA from the nationally ranked School of ART Institute of Chicago, with solid training in multiple mediums. She joins our exceptional team of instructors & co-teaches beginners, hosts Sunday Birthday party as a Youth Recreation Art Coordinator View Bio & ART Portfolio For Sunday Birthday Party 3:30-5pm
Ms. Casey 917-330-5088 & Caseylinart@gmail.com
Ms. May Chong
Arts & Crafts Recreation Coordinator for youth & adults
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 and diligent ambassador in our art community, she helps manage various administrative functions, leisure art & crafts workshops and has been instrumental in art exhibitions management, in addition to working collaboratively with our teachers in beginners' programs.
View Bio & Portfolio For Adult Art/Crafts Workshop or Birthday Party, please contact 718-737-5369 firstname.lastname@example.org