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Mini-Bio

Ma Ly is a self-taught French painter and art instructor living in Fresno, CA. He welcomes any type of commissions and gives art lessons at his studio, at Fresno Adult School, and at Michaels store in Clovis, California.

Born in Laos, of Hmong origin, he relocated after the Vietnam War to France where he lived for 32 years before settling in 2008 in Fresno. He founded and currently manages Colligo Studio, a thriving art studio and gallery downtown Fresno, California.

Ma Ly specializes in portraits but his work also includes various subjects and whatever captures his heart and attention, done in a realistic style.

His paintings are in private collections in France and the United States. They also were displayed in several art shows and venues in Fresno and Clovis, including Fresno City Hall, the historic Fresno Water Tower, and Clovis Veterans Memorial District. In January 2011, he completed a life size posthumous portrait of General Vang Pao for his memorial service held at the Fresno Convention Center. Also, he was honored to meet Martin Luther King III, who owns a print of his award-winning painting The Bus of Shame. Four of Ma Ly's paintings depicting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are on permanent display in the African American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley of Fresno.

In May 2013, he was one the 15 artistic directors on The Art of Life® project where he assisted a group of women cancer survivors to collaborate on a painting, currently in display at California Oncology of the Central Valley in Fresno through April 2014.

Most recently, Ma Ly has illustrated “Enchanted Necklace” (available in Nocember 2013), the new children's book by Dr. Jewell Reinhart Coburn (who previously co-wrote “Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella”).



 

 

 


RESUME


Ma Ly

Cell: (559) 824 - 1430 or (559) 824 - 1475

E-mail: artbymaly@hotmail.com

Web sites: www.artbymaly.com - www.colligostudio.com


Media

Acrylic, oil, pastel, gouache, watercolor, pencil, charcoal


Teaching


2013
  • Summer Fun" classes via Clovis Adult School - Fresno, CA

2011-present

  • Fresno Adult School – Fresno, CA

  • Michaels – Clovis, CA

2010-present

  • Colligo Studio – Fresno, California



Juried Exhibitions & Awards


2013

  • 1st Place with "Lunchtime" – Clovis Art Guild Fall Open Art Show - Clovis, CA
  • 2nd Place with "My New Shoes" – Clovis Art Guild Fall Open Art Show - Clovis, CA
  • 3rd Place with "Fresno Water Tower, 2559 AD" - Fresno Fair - Fresno, CA
  • 3rd Place with "The Beauty and The Bee" - Fresno Fair / Blossom Trail - Fresno, CA
  • 1st place with "Jurassic Fairgrounds" - Fresno Fair - Fresno, CA
  • Honorable Mention with "Rebirth" - Fresno Fair - Fresno, CA
  • 2nd Place with "Laika" – Clovis Art Guild Old West & Rodeo Art Show - Clovis, CA
  • 1st Honorable Mention with "Thalie" – Clovis Art Guild Old West & Rodeo Art Show - Clovis, CA

2012

  • 1st Place with "Spring Passage" - Clovis Art Guild Veterans Fall Art Show - Clovis, CA

  • 1st Place and Adult Choice with "Save Us" - Fresno Fair - Fresno, CA

  • 1st Place & and Veterans' Choice with "The Gift Of Peace" – Patriotic Art & Art by Veterans Show - Fresno, CA

  • Honorable Mention with "A Metal Horse in Clovis" – Clovis Art Guild Old West & Rodeo Art Show - Clovis, CA

  • 1st Place Pick of the Month of March with "Mermay" - Clovis Art Guild – Clovis, CA

2011

  • Honorable Mention with "Recovery Room" – Clovis Art Guild Veterans Fall Art Show – Clovis, CA 

  • Second Place with "The Gift Of Peace" – Fresno Fair Fine Arts Contest – Fresno, CA

  • People’s Choice with "Fresno Water Tower" – Art by Hand/Fresno Water Tower – Fresno, CA

  • 1st Place Pick of the Month of June - Clovis Art Guild - Clovis, CA

  • Clovis Art Guild May newsletter “Artist of the Month, First Place Pick of the Month”

  • 1st Place Pick of the Month of May - Clovis Art Guild - Clovis, CA

2010

  • 1st Place with "The Gift Of Peace" - Clovis Veterans Fall Art Show – Clovis, CA

  • 3rd Place with "The Bus Of Shame" – Fresno Fair Fine Arts Contest – Fresno, CA

2009

  • Honorable Mention with "The Blue Umbrella" – Fresno Fair Fine Arts Contest – Fresno, CA



Selected publications



2013


  • Hmong Times - November 
  • "Enchanted Necklace", Young Adult book by Dr. Jewell Reinhart Coburn with Mai Kou Xiong - Available in November 2013

2012

  • Family First Magazine - September

  • Clovis Art Guild April newsletter “First Place Pick of the Month - April

  • United Cultures newsletter - February

  • Thefeather.com - February

2011

  • Family First Magazine website - October

  • Fresnobee.com Newsblog - September

  • Clovis Art Guild June newsletter “First Place Pick of the Month”

  • Clovis Art Guild May newsletter “Artist of the Month, First Place Pick of the Month”



Selected Exhibitions



2012

  • Old West and Rodeo Show - Clovis, CA

  • Group Exhibition - West America Bank – Fresno, CA

2011-present

  • Permanent Exhibition – Art by Hand / Water Tower – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Sierra Vista Mall – Clovis, CA

2011

  • Group Exhibition – Clovis Art Guild Veterans Art Show – Clovis, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Sierra Vista Mall – Clovis, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Bebe O's – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – The Pepper Tree Gallery – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Fresno City Hall – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Alliance of California Artists (ACA) Members Show – Clovis, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Old West and Rodeo Art Show – Clovis, CA

  • Group Exhibition – African American Museum Of The San Joaquin Valley – Fresno, CA

2010

  • Solo Exhibition – Central Library – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Fresno City Hall – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Citibank – Clovis, CA

  • Group Exhibition –Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Fresno Art Museum – Fresno, CA

  • Group Exhibition – Arte Americas – Fresno, CA

2009

  • Group Exhibition – Fresno City Hall – Fresno, CA



Collections



  • Martin Luther King Jr., III – Atlanta, GA

  • The General Vang Pao Family – Westminster, CA


Related Professional Activities



2013

  • Illustrations and book design for "Enchanted Necklace", Young Adult book by Jewell Reinhart Coburn with Mai Kou Xiong - Available in Nov 2013
  • Artistic Director - The Art of Life® - California Oncology of the Central Valley - Fresno, CA

2011

  • Judge - Fresno County Student Art Scholarship Contest “Go Green” - Fresno Art Museum – Fresno, CA

  • Judge for the 2010-2011 PTA Reflections Program with the Fresno Unified School District – Fresno, CA



Membership



Fresno Arts Council (FAC), Clovis Art Guild (CAG), Art by Hand (ABH)

 


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All artworks are the ©opyright of Ma Ly. No reproduction, copying or any unauthorized use is permitted.