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Lead Art Educator, Master of Art, School of Education, NYU (1996)
Successfully completed her graduate studies & art professional training
With international exhibitions in NYC & Italy.
Mrs. Ma 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 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 nearly a decade ago with commitment in mentorship, art education & 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. While in college, her art participated in Clara E Gli Americani Travel Exhibitions in Italy (1995-97). In NYC, exhibitions included Casa Italian Zerilli-Marimo for her series of "12/81 Chapters Interpretation"(1995-97); 80 Washington Square East Gallery of "36/81 Chapters of Interpretation" series & thesis group exhibition in Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy (1995-96); ; W. Wickiser Gallery (1994-95)with "Dreamscape" series. Solo/group exhibitions in photography, woodcut & print making collections at Klapper Hall, QC Galleries (1991-93). While attending graduate school, she collaborated several national ad campaigns in spearheading creative briefs (1994-97) 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 (1992-1994). 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 (1997-99) for Audrey Cohen College, and VP of Account Services (1999-2003) 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.
Our Artist Studio aims to provide art enrichment to enjoy as a creative community and 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 making art while exploring various mediums.
For serious and portfolio learners who aim to prepare for a competitive audition, private art lessons with Mrs. Ma are recommended.
Art Programs for School Year, School Breaks
& Birthday Party
Ms. Christine Pandolfi (BFA) 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. Studio's student art with Mr. Christopher & Ms. Christine https://www.facebook.com/kimmyartstudio
Mr. Chris Gomez (BFA) is a professional cartoonist, School of Visual Arts in NYC. With ample training in our art studio, and with his work in Manhattan Youth Organization, he has been providing art instructions to students in many middle schools in NYC including: the Clinton School of Writers & Artists, the Riverdale Country School and Brooklyn School of Arts and Science.
Ms. Emily Ho graduated from Parsons School of Design, 2013, her work focuses primarily in children book illustration and narratives. She enjoys working with children and joins our creative team of instructors for Young Illustrator & Cartoon Workshops, in our school break programs.
Our collaborative team of artists & instructors have received art professional degree and training in the U.S.
Art with Ms. Christine's & Mr. Christopher's Student Art Album
This gallery showcases serious young artists (6th graders-HS) who have been with our Studio's private & group instructions for past 2-4 years, with Mrs. Ma. Our young talents with strong work ethics and self motivation are ready to prepare a compelling portfolio. Many begin their preparation 1-2 years before audition, in addition to after 2 years of basic medium/technique training. These art works demonstrate young artists' dedication and hard work to create original concepts while using exceptional understanding in techniques. Portfolios are thoughtfully developed in observations & imagination categories to show originality & creativity, in both found objects in mixed mediums and in fine arts mediums. Art theory and creative discussions further prepare our art learners to articulate confidently in their visual essays and in auditions & on-site practical exams. Our young artists are mentored, prepared and focused, as they launch their creative minds! Portfolio sizes up to 14x28.
Studio visits or trial by appointment. We are open 7 days a week during the school year with selective studio recess and major holidays. No Walk-In during instructions.
190-19 Union Tpke, Queens, New York, New York 11366, United States