Yi-Husan (Ant) Ma

Assistant Professor, Scenic Design
Ant Ma, Associate Professor, Scenic Design

With a visual art practice that encompasses interdisciplinary approaches to scenic design informed by historical contexts, abstraction and literature, Ant Ma has designed extensively across Taiwan and the United States. Her work explores the relationship between characters and the environment, immersing the audience and inviting their participation in storytelling.

Her designs have appeared in Off Broadway productions and in different forms of live performances, including the site-specific, immersive theater events of “The Walk.” Sponsored by the Amal Fund, “The Walk” is a parade procession that has been staged in cities, towns and villages around the world, featuring “Little Alma,” a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child serving as a global symbol of human rights.

Ma was awarded a Taiwanese Government Fellowship and a Tisch School of Art scholarship at New York University. Her theatrical installation work "Samuel" has been nominated for a Henry Hewes Design Award for Notable Effects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in drama and Chinese literature from National Taiwan University; an MFA in theater design from New York University and is a proud member of Local USA829, IASTE.

Ant’s current projects include more Off Broadway and regional shows. This fall, she will be teaching introductory and advanced classes in scenic design in the Department of Drama.