{ ARTIST CV } - sharonma

SHARON S. MA  -  hello@sharonmaphoto.com

Born in California

Lives and works in New York, and travels regularly to Texas and California, or wherever the commission takes her


{ EDUCATION }

2013     Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Related Media, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

2006     Master's research in Archaeological Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2002     Bachelor of Arts in History, Studio Art, and Anthropology; Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, New York, NY

2001     History Study Abroad, Humboldt-Universität/New York University, Berlin, GERMANY

2000     Archaeology Excavations, First Piasts Museum/Slavia Foundation, Wielkapolska, POLAND


{ SELECTED EXHIBITIONS }

2017     Public art commission, Virtual Fractality: Iterations, Dimensions, & Enhanced Reality, mid-scale sculpture (4 ft x4  ft); cast molded plastic; Douglas D. Schumann Library, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. This 2D and 3D project incorporates applied mathematics, computer science (VR component), industrial design, and fine art

               Monuments to My Memory. Guarricino Family Gallery, Douglas D. Schumann Library, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

2016     Sodom by the Sea Salon. The Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Marie Roberts. This show accompanies Coney Island: Visions of the American Dreamland: 1861-2008 at the Brooklyn Museum

2015     Public art commission, hello, large-scale sculpture (10 x 21 ft); wood, landscaping fabric, and live plants; Randall's Island Park; Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA), the Bronx Museum, Made Event, and NYC Parks; New York, NY. This was part of Flow.15: Outdoor Art Exhibition at Randall's Island

              Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. Curated by Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Laura Napier. This exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog

2014     No More Place: a group show by Bronx Museum AIM artists, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Curated by Tasha Lewis

               The Many Identities of the Struggling Cartoonist, TNC Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Adriano Moraes

               Selected Works by Anamesa's Artists (past and present), Anamesa: NYU's Journal for the Humanities and Social Thought, New York, NY

2012    Twenty-One Cousins: 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition in Photography, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

              MFA Photo: Open Studios, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

              Photoville: Charterparty, United Photo Industries (UPI), Brooklyn, NY

              Parts & Labor II, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

              Chi Le Ma?, Frontrunner Gallery, New York, NY

              Parts & Labor, Tyler School of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2011    Student Category, Pingyao International Photography (PIP) Festival, Pingyao, China

              Parsons Arts Festival, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

              MFA Photo: Open Studios, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

2010    MFA Photo: Open Studios, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

2002    End of the Year Show, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, New York, NY

              Arts Festival, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, New York, NY

2001    End of the Year Show, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, New York, NY

              End of the Year Show, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, New York, NY


{ AWARDED PRIZES }

2016    EPIC Mini-Grant Award; project collaborators: Rachel Maitra (applied math), Nate Derbinsky (computer science & networking), Simon Williamson (industrial design), and Sharon Ma (Sharon Ma Arts LLC); Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

2015    FLOW Award, Randall's Island Park Alliance, NYC Parks Department, New York, NY

2010-12     Dean’s Scholarship Award, Parsons The New School for Design, New School University, New York, NY

2004     Berkeley, Biddle, & Woolsey Travel Fund Award, Classics Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT

              Augusta Hazard Travel Fund Award, Anthropology Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT


{ ARTIST LECTURES }

2017    Artist Lecture: hello: Public Art, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

2015    Artist talk: Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial tour and talk, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

               Artist talk: FLOW.15 walking tour and talk series, Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA) / NYC Parks, New York, NY

2007     Artist talk: Annual Women’s Leadership Conference: Arts Panel, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Yale University, New Haven, CT

               Artist talk: Life as an Artist in New York City, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), New York, NY


{ PUBLICATIONS }

2018    Artist project: Architecture Review: Virtual Fractality: Iterations, Dimensions, & Enhanced Reality, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston: Vol. 8, pp. 106-09.

2015    Artist project: Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York: fully illustrated exhibition catalog, p. 74.

2012    Ma, Sharon. Collectors: A collection of collections. New Jersey: Conveyor Arts, fine art book.

              Interview: “A Success on His Own Terms: A Studio Visit with Rupert Goldsworthy,” artcritical: the online magazine of art and ideas. Online: January 18. http://www.artcritical.com/2012/01/18/rupert-goldsworthy-studio-visit/

2011    Artist project: Anamesa: An interdisciplinary journal for the Humanities & Social Thought, New York University, New York: Fall issue; print and online. www.nyu.edu/pubs/anamesa/anamesa-fall-2011.pdf

              Artist project: China: Pingyao International Photography (PIP) Festival exhibition catalog, pg. 343.


{ PRESS }

2015     Artist project feature: “15 Beautiful Public Artworks That Contribute to Collective Happiness” by Leslie Goldman, Sonima. Online: November 24. http://www.sonima.com/yoga/inspiration/street-art/

              Project mention: "New York Today: Ride the Heat Wave" by Noah Remnick. The New York Times. New York: New York. Online: July 29. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/new-york-today-ride-the-heat-wave/?_r=0

              Name and group shows mention: "Bronx Museum Showcases (and Helps) Emerging Artists" by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times. New York: New York. In print: July 12, Sunday's Arts & Leisure section. Online: July 10. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/arts/design/bronx-museum-showcases-and-helps-emerging-artists.html?_r=0

              Artist project listing: “Art in the Parks,"New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Online: May. https://www.nycgovparks.org/art/art460

2012    Thank you and article mention: Berlin Diary by Rupert Goldsworthy. New York: neogejo - Paris & New York.

2010    Solo show mention: “This week in New York: Riverdale walk” by Lindsey Wojcik, Time Out: New York. Online: April 26. http://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/riverdale-walk



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