Academics - Faculty Profiles

Ming-Yuen S. Ma, MFA
Professor of Media Studies

Ming-Yuen S. Ma, MFA

    With Pitzer Since: 2001
    Field Group: Media Studies
    Campus Address: Scott Hall 213
    Phone: 909.607.4319

    M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
    B.A., Columbia University

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Curriculum Vitae

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Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

"Seeing in the Dark: An Insight into Cinema by Queers of Color," Panelist at the Ignite the Fuse Conference: Queer People of Color in Film, TV and Video. Los Angeles, CA, March 2009.

"Get on The Bus! Performance, Pedagogy and Mobility," Panelist for Art and the Academy: Working Artists in Asian American Studies. Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 2009.

"1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE," Presented by X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly. REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, November 2008.

Recent Exhibitions

Co-director: "Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces," With Ciara Ennis. Presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Pitzer Art Galleries and Pitzer Media Studies. Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies (IMS) and Scripps Humanities Institute. Consists of "Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008," a traveling exhibition; "Resolution 3 Symposium," a three-day symposium; a Pitzer gallery walk, a conversation with exhibition artist Mark Boulos at LACE and a screening of "Video Cocktail" at the 2009 College Arts Association National Conference.

Uncommon Practice, Pitzer College Faculty Show, Nichols Gallery, Claremont, CA, Spring/Summer 2008.

Recent Film and Video

Organizer: The inaugural Xin Lu Video Bus Tour for the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival, May 2008.

Recent Public Commentary

Professor Ma's work was featured in a Los Angeles Times article titled "'Xin Lu' at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will Get You Moving: Ming-Yuen S. Ma's Work will be shown on a Touring Bus."

Recent Scholarly Publications - Articles and Book Chapters

"Untitled (Four Letters)," in Sarah Champion, (ed.) Vital-Live Art by Artists of Chinese Descent, Manchester: Chinese Arts Center, 2008.

"Town Hall Talks: Five Cities Discuss Regional Models of Art and Activism," in Nato Thompson (ed.) A Guide to Democracy in America. New York: Creative Time Books, 2008.