Jongil Ma

Jongil Ma completed his studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2002. His practice focuses on building large scale, site-specific installations in traditional and nontraditional venues. Since 2005, he has participated in over 50 group gallery exhibitions, and in national and international university museums including: the Seoul National University Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Gwangju Museum of Art, the David Owsley Museum of Art, the Charles B. Wang Center, the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, the Korean Cultural Center New York, and the Housatonic Museum of Art. Ma was the recipient of an Arts Council Korea grant in 2010 and was awarded Pollack-Krasner Foundation grants in 2011 and 2012. He lives in New York City.

I access and engage with art to better relate to the sensitivities and subtle forms of communication within society. I include the perspective of mathematical and scientific expression that I personally believe is in our natural form, the willful and fundamental energy of people in the land, their struggle, and in this case, the result (harvest) at the end of the season.”

To You, A Little Bigger Than Sweet Summer Pink Peach by Jongil Ma (2008)