5/3/14:at the exhibition "Remember The Ladies" at Fresno City Hall where my portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama (commissioned by Fresno County Office Of Education) was featured along with the portraits of the other first ladies.


November 2013: receiving awards from the Clovis Art Guild

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March 2014:with Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino, receiving the portrait I did of him.

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, Colligo Studio, at Fresno Adult School, and at Michaels store in Clovis, California.

In 2013, The Fresno Arts Council featured him as one of the artists of the year at their “Dining With The Artist” event.

Born in Laos, of Hmong descent, 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, an art studio and gallery downtown Fresno.

The human element is at the core of Ly's work, through portraiture and cultural paintings. However, he also paints 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 2013 and 2014, he was one of the 30 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 in different locations in Fresno through September 2015. Also, The Fresno County Office of Education commissioned him to paint the portraits of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

In addition, Ma Ly has illustrated “Enchanted Necklace”, the new children's book by Dr. Jewell Reinhart Coburn (who previously co-wrote “Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella”)and journalist Mai Kou Xiong.



 

 


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Ma Ly

Cell: (559) 824 - 1430

E-mail: artbymaly@hotmail.com

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


Media

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


Teaching

2011-present

  • Fresno Adult School – Fresno, CA

  • Michaels – Clovis, CA

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

2010-present

  • Colligo Studio – Fresno, California



Juried Exhibitions & Awards


2014

  • Best Of Show with "Lost in Dreams" - Clovis Art Guild Fall Open Art Show - Clovis, CA


  • First Place with "Tea Ceremony" -Clovis Art Guild Fall Open Art Show - Clovis, CA
  • People's Choice and 3rd Place with "Tea Ceremony" - Fresno Fair - Fresno, CA

  • Honorable Mention with "Lost in Dreams" - Fresno Fair - Fresno, CA


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 - November

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

2014

  • Artistic Director - The Art of Life® - California Oncology of the Central Valley - Fresno, CA

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



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