David Ma, Open Arts LES Teaching Artist
David Ma (B. 2000 New York City NY) is an interdisciplinary artist, interested in how the charged potential of images can reveal heterotopias, these are cultural/institutional/and discursive spaces that are somehow ‘other’. They’re worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside. Through his Paintings/Ceramics, he uses traditional East Asian decorative motifs in tension with Western self-concepts of individualism to collage various paradigms into a Dao of who I am and how I relate to society. Ma has notably received the Martin Wong Scholarship from the Martin Wong Foundation and the Richard Hirsch Memorial for Students in the Arts from New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.