Window Art Display | Chinatown International District, Downtown
CommunityAsian American and/or Pacific Islander Owned
Rulin Ma is a Seattle-based artist. Throughout her artworks, she depicts the tension, contradiction, and confusion of rebuilding a life in a foreign land. As she reconstructs her life, she abstracts, breaks, deforms, and reassembles her visual resources to produce an energetic balance between chaos and order, exposure and concealment, joy and fear, as well as triumph and defeat.
In the art installation Echo, Rulin incorporates vibrant colors with organic shapes to create visual flows that represent her experiences during the pandemic – the years of separation, isolation, confusion, and adaptation. The paintings are her silent self-talk, her unreadable diary, her body trapped in a room, and her feeling of unease with the outside world.