Maya Strauss

Art Discipline: 
New York, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 6, 2022 to Jun 24, 2022

Maya Strauss currently lives in Alphabet City in Manhattan. She received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. She creates paintings and sculptures based on images from her memory; an object, a face, a surface, a place. A memory is a construction made by your imagination. Strauss has been included in exhibitions at Studio e Gallery in Seattle, Warbling Collective in London, and MoMa PS1 in New York. She has attended multiple residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, and the Byrdcliffe Guild. Strauss’ jobs in multiple bookstores, toy stores and a library have had a profound effect on her work, leading her to collaborate and curate shows with her fellow workers. In 2021, Strauss made a cover design and fifty limited edition hand-painted covers for “To the Cold Heart” written by Clark Coolidge and published by Fenrick Books.