Agnes Ma is an Illinois native who relocated to Colorado in 2016. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts + Foundations and Fabrications Studio Coordinator at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. She received her M.F.A. in Metalwork, Jewelry Design, and Digital Fabrication as well as a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University and has a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work combines traditional craft and modern methods of fabrication to examine the relationship between humans and their surrounding environment.
Agnes was the Artist in Residence for Metalwork and Glass at Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago, Illinois) in 2015-2016 and took part in a 4-week artist residency at Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2018. Her artwork has exhibited nationally, including at the Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee. Her museum and curatorial endeavors have extended as far as Sicily.