Michelle Sijia Ma


Sijia Ma (b. 2001 in Shenyang, China), is a visual artist based in Shanghai and MA. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in Studio Arts and Quantitative Economics at Smith College, MA. She also studied Graphic Design at Yale University and Photography at Amherst College in 2020. Sijia has worked to develop image-based projects and used the language of photography to explore the complexity of today’s Chinese identity in a subtler way. Sijia has her solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, including Massachusett College of Art and Design, Fordham university Gallery, International Center of Photography in New York, Houston Center for Photography, Kunstpunt Groningen in Netherland, New Era Research Institute of Photography in Beijing, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery in England, Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Scotland, and Millepiani Gallery in Rome. Sijia’s images have been included in publications such as the American Photography Annual Award Book, China Souhu News, Vanderbilt University’s Nashville Review, Glass Mountain Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, and Lenscratch. In 2020 Sijia co-founded China’s first junior art investment firm 1CM Inc. in Shanghai. She is currently working on the brand marketing team at Universal Studio Beijing.

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