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Maya is a community-taught interdisciplinary artist based in New Orleans. Her work gives voice to personal and collective histories through mythology and magical realism across SPFX, costume, scenic arts, photography, film, writing, and sound. 

She believes in storytelling as connective tissue, in grotesque lifeforms, in using magic to build resonance without re-traumatizing the humans at the center of recurring tragedies. Her myth-making is invested in the reckoning with our crying earth, romance amidst apocalypse, and retelling the origins of our cities, bodies, dreams, and homes. 

 

Maya's recent creature photography and mixed media art has been displayed at galleries such as the Southern Exposure gallery (San Francisco), Bark gallery (Berlin), and Staple Goods gallery (New Orleans). Her writing appears in publications such as Tilted House Review and Metal Hurlant. 

She has had the pleasure of participating and learning from local programs such as New Orleans Film Festival’s Emerging Voices fellowship, and is a recent winner of South Pitch, where she received the Warner Brothers' Innovation Hub award for her feature length screenplay, “Flammable Water.”

 

As co-director of the film production collective Studio Lalala, Maya seeks to provide free studio space, equipment access, and film education for photographers and filmmakers of color. Through her work with Cooperation New Orleans, she helps organize the support of Black and Indigenous worker-owned cooperatives. Maya also serves on the editorial staff for the literature collective Tilted House, and is a member of Latinx art collective, Collectiva Manos.  

 

Maya’s upcoming projects include producing her original film, continuing The Myth Project, and helping to organize an exhibition on the hidden cooperative histories of New Orleans. 

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exhibitions & performance

projects & community

Southern Exposure - Solo Gallery Show - artist 

Tulane University - installation artist

Portal Juice, Art Klub- artist | creative director

Tongue in Cheek, Headlong Studios-curator | artist

One Fest, One Love Community Center- writer | director | producer

Future Is Female Festival, Headlong Studios, PHL-monologue writer/director

A Laced Late Night Experiment on Post Humanism - playwright

New Voices Festival, Temple University- playwright

Young Voices Festival, Drake Theater- playwright

The Agency, Myvision Theater Ensemble- playwright | director | scenic designer

film & tv

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