Phyllis Ma

Mushrooms and Friends 2


8.5” x 11”
soft cover, staple-bound
32 pages full color on high quality glossy stock
edition: open

The second installment of Phyllis Ma’s Mushrooms & Friends expands on the photography of foraged and cultivated mushrooms in phantasmagoric settings. Familiar gilled mushrooms are featured alongside spongy, stalkless and club-like fungi. The collection is then juxtaposed with visceral props – a sliced orange powdered with tumeric, purple daisies on green sugar, the veiny texture of a cabbage leaf – and transformed into otherworldly, Dr. Seussian assemblages.

Mushrooms and Friends 2

Phyllis Ma is a New York-based artist working in photography and animation. She studied visual arts at Columbia College, Columbia University, as well as printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art and fashion design at FIT.

Her recent works include Special Nothing, a book of travel still lifes, and Mushrooms & Friends, a photography series featuring foraged and cultivated mushrooms.

Phyllis’s work has been profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times, It’s Nice That and Sight Unseen. Select commercial clients include Netflix, Vice, Lazy Oaf, SSENSE and A24.