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Agnes Ma, MFA

Agnes is an Illinois native who relocated to Colorado in 2016. She received her MFA in Metalwork, Jewelry Design, and Digital Fabrication as well as a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University, and has a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work combines traditional craft and modern methods of fabrication to examine the relationship between humans and their surrounding environment. Agnes has exhibited across the United States and internationally, including at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and at the IESA Gallery in Paris, France. She was the Artist in Residence for Metalwork and Glass at Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago, Illinois) in 2015-2016, took part in a 4-week artist residency at Yellowstone National Park in 2018, and participated in the Arctic Circle Residency 2023 Spring Expedition. Presently, she is an artist resident at RedLine Contemporary Art Center for 2022-2024.

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:

  • 2020 (Upcoming) – Solo Exhibition, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa
  • 2020 – “Brooching the Subject”, online due to COVID-19 at Balefire Goods, Arvada, Colorado
  • 2018 “Please, Stay on the Trail” at the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Wyoming
  • 2016 “AiR: 2016 Artist in Residence Showcase” at Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2016 “Inches from the Earth” at the Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

Course Credentialing
ART 1170 – Sculpture I, ART1190 – Sculpture: Armatures + Welding, ART 2100 Professional Practice Survey: Voice + Vision, ART 2270 – Sculpture II, ART2290 – Sculpture: Cast + Assemble, ART 2400 – Form + Content, ART 3100 – Professional Practice: Act + Aspire, ART 3270 – Sculpture III, ART 3301 – Special Topics in Fine Art, ART 3500 – Experimental Studies, ART 3601 – Fine Arts Internship Part I, ART 3602 – Fine Arts Internship Part II,  ART4600 – Professional Practice, ART 4770 – Sculpture Advanced Studio, ART 4803 – Senior Studio I, ART 4804 – Senior Studio II, FD 1600 – Studio Seminar: Methods of Inquiry, FD 2130A – 3D Design: Space + Materiality, FD 2510 – Special Topics

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