Matthew Marotta, New York City Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement I have spent the last decade mostly living in New York City, but have also had the pleasure of traveling extensively throughout China and Korea. In 1999, I went to Beijing for the first time as a student in an intensive four-month Mandarin training program. Since then, I've experienced a magical love affair with the country and its people that has allowed me to return on numerous occasions as a student, a professional and most recently as a attendee of the Beijing Olympics. They are some of my favorites. Thanks for taking a look.