BIO/statement  Ching Ma, aka Ching Levy

 

When you listen to Ching Ma describe her art, you feel like she is describing her inner self -- a lost soul. A lost soul shaped by her impermanence, she finds beauty and heart in life's fluidity. 

 

The Taiwan native has lived in Southeastern U.S. for 30 years and one year in Seattle, now based in Orlando, FL.  Influenced by Chinese aesthetics yet not rooted in any style or technique, Ching tends to take a minimalist approach to her art. Minimalist but not without drama.

 

Started as an ultra-realist, Ching now paints from her imagination.  Her art is constantly moving. Every piece is an experiment, a step of evolution, an expression of her inner self.  

 

An examination of her work can render the viewer lost in the beauty of life's fluidity.

 

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EDUCATION

 

1992  MBA, University of North Florida, USA

1977  Bachelor of Art, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

 

COMMISSION WORK

 

2012  99 pieces of penguin paintings by Hong Kong Art Review

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

. 2018 Jan - May, Group show, 1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art, FL

. 2016 Group show, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

. 2016 Solo show, 'Chinese Root, Western Blossom', Culture Center of   Teco, Bellevue, WA

. 2014  Solo Show, ‘Chinese Link’, Savannah State University, GA

. 2014  Solo Show, Dunwoody Library, GA

. 2014 Solo Show, Sandy Spring Library, GA

. 2013  Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont Park, GA

. 2013  Sandy Spring Artsapalooza, Sandy Spring, GA

. 2013  Solo Show, Jewish Education Alliance, Savannah, GA

. 2009  Solo Show, ‘East Line West Plane’, City of Savannah Gallery, Savannah,     

. 2008  Solo Show at US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

. 2008  Solo Show, Jewish Education Alliance, Savannah, GA

. 2005  Honey Horn Art Festival, Bluffton, SC

. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007  Solo Annual Show at Ching Dynasty Studio,     Savannah, GA

. 2001, 2004  Arts on the River, Savannah, GA

. 2001, 2002, 2003  Deep South Orchid Show, Hilton Head, SC,

.. 2001  World of Nations Celebration, Jacksonville, FL

. 1998 – 2004, 2006 – 2008     Telfair Artfair at Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

1999  Solo Show at Bohemia Restaurant, Savannah, GA

. 1998 – 2002, 2005  Tybee Art Festival, Tybee Island, GA

. 1998 – 2000  Solo Show at Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

. 1998 – 2008, 2012    Asian Festival at Civic Center, Savannah, GA

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION

 

  • 2016 Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2013-14 Seen Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • 2012-13 Mei Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • 2003-2010 The Gallery, at Savannah, GA

 

SALES TO MAJOR COLLECTIONS

 

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

  • Film director, Ron Howard;

  • Singer, Peter Yarrow

  • Johnny Mercer’s family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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