Xuesheng Ma
馬 雪盛
Xuesheng Ma was born in Ningbo, China. Now lives and works in London and Tokyo. She has studied MFA at University for the Creative Arts in UK, and BA in Photography at Nihon University College of Art in Japan.
Xuesheng uses poetic and abstract visual language as a metaphor for expressing the passing moment. Her works relate to the concepts of animistic and fleeting natural phenomena, which is an aesthetic experience that exists in eastern texts. She seeks to interpret this transcendent language definition through her work in contemporary photography. The images imply a longer, deeper gentle sadness and sensitivity to things passing, which reflects on “mono no aware” in Japanese phrase meaning reverence for nature and appreciation for the transience of things.
Her work has been exhibited at The Lightbox Gallery, Woking; Spiral Hall, Tokyo; Noorderlicht International Photo Festival, Netherlands. Truman Brewery, London; Arles, France, etc.
2022             MFA Photography. University for the Creative Arts. UK
2020             BA Photography. Nihon University College of Art. Japan
Un_asked. South Hill Park. Bracknell. UK. 2022
Fresh and Wild. South Hill Park. Bracknell. UK. 2022
‘Tokeru: the bygone days’. Fine Liquids Art Gallery. London. UK. 2022
ART POINT Selection. Gallery Art Point. Tokyo. Japan. 2022
Unasked. Paddy Mullin’s Irish Pub. Arles. France. 2022
Free Range. Truman Brewery. London. UK. 2022
In Translation. Linear Gallery. Farnham. UK. 2022
Self Carving. Lightbox Gallery. Woking. UK. 2022
SICF22. SPIRAL. Minami Aoyama. Tokyo. Japan. 2021
Ego. Lightbox Gallery. Woking. UK. 2021
Noorderlicht International Photo Festival. Old Sugar Factory, Groningen.Netherlands. 2021
University for the Creative Arts
8th International Marianne Brandt Award, 2022
© 2022 Xuesheng Ma