Rulin Ma

Art Discipline: 
Seattle, WA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 29, 2024 to May 17, 2024

Rulin Ma is a visual artist based in Seattle. Abstract expressionism is fused with partial figurative elements in her painting. Her artwork reflects the journey of navigating dual languages, cultures and reconstructing herself—revealing fluidity, ambiguity, and randomness in identity and perception. Throughout her painting process, she overlays, connects, and breaks organic shapes, patterns, lines, and collages, allowing vivid colors, textures, and edges to interact. In doing so, she reorganizes her social observations and compresses psychological and physical statuses onto her canvas, achieving a delicate balance within contradictions and chaos. Rulin Ma received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts in 2021. Her work has been featured in group shows at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and the Roll Up Project in Oakland. In Seattle, her paintings have been displayed at Good Art Building, Base Camp Studio, and Seattle Restored.