Nuttaphol Ma


Ma has participated in numerous exhibition spaces including: Canadian Museum of Immigration, 18th Street Art Center, The Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall, The Fellows of Contemporary Art, Freewaves, Monte Vista Projects and High Desert Test Sites. He is a recipient of the following fellowships and artist’s residencies: Santa Fe Art Institute Thematic Residency on Immigration, École Internationale de New York Residency, Armory Center for the Arts Teaching Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation Fellowship, The Feitelson Arts Fellowship, Pitzer College Emerging Artist Fellow, 18th Street Art Center Artist Fellow, the Richter Watson Fellowship Fund and the Walker / Parker Memorial Fellowship.


Nuttaphol Ma’s multidisciplinary works align his dreams, consciousness and memories to compose stories about the dreams of leaving and dreams of roots. Ma connects the seemingly disconnected patterns and sequences of unfolding everyday moments to re-tell empowering stories of becoming.  Ma currently runs a nomadic self-imposed sweatshop entitled The China Outpost that migrates throughout Los Angeles and beyond.


The gift I received whilst at SFAI is the uninterrupted time to focus and work.  In addition, the communal kitchen offers a social space for residents to converge, share and foster friendships.

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