Maya is an artist // printmaker // illustrator from South London, UK.

She // they are currently living // working // teaching on the unceded
territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - otherwise known as
Vancouver, Canada. I would like to express my gratitude to these nations
on whose traditional territories I have been able to settle and make a life.

Residencies


Printmaking residency
Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London, UK (2015-17)

Future Shapes residency
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, UK (2011)


Professional Experience


Photography Technician
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada (Dec 2019 - present)

Printmedia Technician
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Canada (Dec 2020 - present)

Printmedia Technician
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Jan 2020 - July 2020 - 6 month cover contract)

Visual Arts Instructor
Mobil Art School, Vancouver, Canada (April 2019 - present)

Printmaking Instructor
Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada (Jan 2019 - present)
Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (Sept 2018 - present)

Visual Arts Facilitator
Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada (September 2018 - present)
GI campus and community outreach in Strathcona and at BCCH 


Selected Group Exhibitions


Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition (2019)
The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, Tokushima, Japan

green / e / scapes 
Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, Canada

Sticky
Arts Factory, Vancouver, Canada 

Day to Day Print Exchange (2017)
The Arts Center of the National Region, New York, USA

Prescriptions
Beany House of Art and Knowledge, Cantebury, UK

Finding 50 Frida's
East End Prints, London, UK

Papergirl London
Freespace Gallery, London, UK 

Full list of shows here.


Exchanges


Printmakers Connect - Leave Quietly (2021)
Organised by Gregory Santos (Mixed Grit) amongst others. 34 printmakers from the USA, Canada, India and Cyprus

Relief Conspiracy (2021)
Group 24

Day to Day Print Exchange (2017)
One set of prints auctioned off with profits going to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Collections


-ectomy (2016)
Single edition book comprising of 5 collagraphs, exhibited as part of Prescribtions at Beany House of Art and Knowledge in 2016.
This artist book is now in the collection at the University of Kent.

Maya has works in private collections in the UK, USA and Canada.


Publications // Zines


Swampcone #5 Missing (2018)

EDNA cookbook zine put together by Emily Prentice

Prescriptions book to accompany the exhibition at the Beany House of Art and Knowledge (pub. 2017)

Orange is the New Black zine put together by Ryan Humphreys (2014)

Heizineberg zine put together by Ryan Humphreys (2014, pg18)

My Miley zine put together by Ryan Humphreys (2013, pg33)

Rory Beard: A Retrospective folded poster/publication to accompany the exhibition at Kingston Uni's Project Space (2011, limited to 143 editions)

History Was No Longer Real... book to accompany the exhibition at The Toilet Gallery (2010, limited to 50 editions)

New Things That I Would Like To Tell You book to accompany the exhibition at Stanley Picker Gallery (2009, limited to 50 editions, also a piece of book art - each copy was unique)


Grants // Funding


Grant for Materials awarded by the Philological Foundation, 2010 & 2011
Travel Grant awarded by Kingston University, 2010
Grant for Course Materials awarded by the Walcot Foundation, 2009
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