• May
  • 4
  • 2017

Xiaohan Ma / 2017 Thesis Candidate

Xiaohan Ma explores visual forms and type in two-dimensional space mainly through the format of artists’ books and large-scale digital prints, and more recently digital 3D modeling and motion graphicsMa is interested in things or situations that we feel hard to explain. She is drawn to working in visual forms or languages that exist in ambiguity, unconventionality, and triviality. 

Instead of using graphic design as a tool to convey clear visual communication, Ma experiments with deformed typographical elements, nonrepresentational visual forms and images, and misinterpretable writings, which together create an unfamiliar environment that conveys non-linear communication. The audience is encouraged to give up their preconception of how to decode a visual message.


Be sure to join us on Friday, May 12th from 6-9pm at the MFA Graduate Studios to enjoy Xiaohan‘s thesis work, along with the other 2017 graduates!

MFA Thesis Exhibition and Reception

For more information: visit Xiaohan Ma online.

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