Calvin Ma

"I utilize the action figure form in my sculptural work to explore personal issues and struggles with social anxiety. As an adult, I face difficulties in social environments. Meeting new people, being in the company of strangers, crowds, peers and intermittently among friends and family brings about a heightened nervousness that takes over and impedes my ability to function socially. Even as a child, I was reserved and apprehensive, so I turned to toys to keep me entertained. I believe the tactile activity of playing, coupled with my active imagination helped establish my passion for the action figure early on. There was something captivating about picking up my favorite hero or villain and creating stories and adventures. It felt only natural to tap into this childlike sense of exploration and storytelling through my artwork." -Calvin Ma
 
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Calvin  Ma BLACK SHEEP
BLACK SHEEP
16 x 16 x 6 in
Calvin  Ma DWINDLE
DWINDLE
19 x 13 x 4 in
Calvin  Ma ON MY TOES
ON MY TOES
17 x 9 x 8 in
Calvin  Ma PROTECTIVE
PROTECTIVE
17 x 7 x 6 in
Calvin  Ma
MY BUDDY
8 x 4 x 4 in
Calvin  Ma DREAMER
DREAMER
13 x 6 x 8 in
Calvin  Ma HELPING HANDS
HELPING HANDS
13 x 15 x 7 in
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Calvin  Ma HERE WE GO_ CALVIN MA_ SCULPTURE
HERE WE GO
13 x 6 x 12 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma DRAG ON_ CALVIN MA_ SCULPTURE
DRAG ON
13 x 6 x 15 in
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Calvin  Ma COMING UP FOR AIR
COMING UP FOR AIR
9 x 5 x 7 in
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Calvin  Ma SAME OL_ SAME OL__ CALVIN MA_ SCULPTURE
SAME OL' SAME OL'
14 x 10 x 8 in
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Calvin  Ma TAKE OFF_ CALVIN MA_ SCULPTURE
TAKE OFF
11 x 7 x 7 in
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Calvin  Ma TUG TUG_ CALVIN MA_ SCULPTURE
TUG TUG
14 x 8 x 13 in
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Calvin  Ma PEACE OF MIND_ CERAMIC_ GLAZE_ STAIN_ CALVIN MA
PEACE OF MIND
14 x 7.25 x 9.75 in
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Calvin  Ma COMPARTMENTALIZE
COMPARTMENTALIZE
14 x 6 x 9 in
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Calvin  Ma SPACED OUT
SPACED OUT
15 x 9 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma FOREIGN ENCOUNTERS
FOREIGN ENCOUNTERS
14 x 9 x 9 in
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Calvin  Ma IN MY SHELL
IN MY SHELL
14 x 8 x 5 in
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Calvin  Ma OUT OF MY WAY_ CERAMIC_ GLAZE_ STAIN_ STONEWARE_ CALVIN MA
OUT OF MY WAY!
15 x 9 x 9 in
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Calvin  Ma ROBOTIC_ CALVIN MA_ SCULPTURE
ROBOTIC
8.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
ANYWHERE BUT HERE
13.5 x 10 x 7 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
ANOTHER TIME
13 x 8 x 9 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
BACK AND FORTH
13 x 8 x 7 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
FEELING SMALL
13 x 5 x 9 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
LET IT GO
15 x 10 x 11 in
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Calvin  Ma LET_S ROLL calvin ma ceramic sculpture
LET'S ROLL
14 x 9 x 10 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
PASSIVE AGGRESSION II
15 x 8 x 8 in
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Calvin  Ma THE WALK sculpture calvin ma ceramic
THE WALK
15 x 6 x 16 in
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Calvin  Ma THIS LOAD OF MIND sculpture calvin ma ceramic
THIS LOAD OF MIND
15 x 7 x 14 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
THROUGH THE THICK
12 x 8 x 8 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
FINDING MY WAY
12.5 x 9 x 6 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
TRANQUIL
17 x 12 x 5 in
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Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
SWAY
17 x 8 x 7 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
BREATHE
17 x 9 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
SHUT IT
16 x 7 x 9 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma Calvin Ma ceramic
SHOULD HAVE SAID
16 x 11 x 7 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma ON THE LOOKOUT
ON THE LOOKOUT
21 x 8 x 7 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma ON THE SAME BOAT
ON THE SAME BOAT
13 x 8 x 10 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma UNDER PRESSURE_ CERAMIC_ STONEWARE_ GLAZE_ STAIN_ CALVIN MA
UNDER PRESSURE
18 x 7 x 9 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma BUMPY ROAD
BUMPY ROAD
14 x 10 x 7.5 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma DIGGING UP FEARS
DIGGING UP FEARS
15 x 10 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma DISTRACTIONS
DISTRACTIONS
15 x 12 x 11 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma DON_T GO
DON'T GO
11 x 9 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma FEELING LIGHT
FEELING LIGHT
14 x 5 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma GOTTA SCOOT
GOTTA SCOOT
14 x 6 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma HARD TO BREATHE
HARD TO BREATHE
15 x 7 x 9 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
24 x 10 x 8 in
SOLD
Calvin  Ma IN STRIDE
IN STRIDE
15 x 10 x 5 in
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Calvin Ma

Calvin Ma Resumé

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Education
2012 MFA Sculpture Academy of Art University
2007 BA Industrial Arts San Francisco State University

Awards
2014 The Artery, California Clay Competition, The Artery Award
2013 City of Brea Art Gallery, ACGA National Clay & Glass Exhibition, 1st Place
2012 The Lorton Arts Foundation, 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National, Best of Show
2012 The Artery, California Clay Competition, Clay Planet Award
2012 Academy of Art University, Best in Show MFA 2nd Place
2011 The Artery, California Clay Competition, Leslie’s Ceramics Award
2011 Academy of Art University, Spring Show, Best in Show MFA
2010 Academy of Art University, Spring Show, MFA Director’s Choice
2009 Academy of Art University, Spring Show, Best Bronze Sculpture

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Calvin Ma Homebodies: In My Shell, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2013 Calvin Ma Homebodies, Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 Calvin Ma Blending In, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions
2014 California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA, April 25th-May 23rd
2014 Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Mad Hatters, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2013 Affordable Art Fair, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2013 SOFA Chicago, Festival Hall Navy Pier, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Chicago, IL
2013 The Compendium of Craft, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Joe Kowalczyk
2013 Ceramics Annual of America, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
2013 Chronicle: Tales of the Sea, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Visions in Clay, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA, Curator: Peter Held
2013 Curiosities, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 America's ClayFest, Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA, Curator: Richard Shaw
2013 ACGA National Clay & Glass Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, Curator: Carol Sauvion
2012 Small Works Show, Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 Allied Forces, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 The Altar Project, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National, McGuire Woods Gallery, Lorton, Virginia, Curator: Peter Held
2012 Academy of Art University Spring Show, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
2012 California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA, Curator: Tony Natsoulas
2011 Woodland Group Show, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Everybody’s Hero, Fabric8, San Francisco, CA
2011 Academy of Art University Spring Show, Van Ness Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
2011 California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA, Curator: Nancy M. Servis
2011 Feats of Clay XXIV, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA, Curator: Donna Billick
2010 Academy of Art University Spring Show, 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
2009 Academy of Art University Spring Show, Brannon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Publication
500 Figures in Clay volume 2, 2014, Lark, New York, NY
GEEK-ART Une Anthologie, Thomas Olivri, 2012, Huginn & Muninn, Paris, France

Collections
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

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