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J  a  n  e  t    M  a  y  a

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Artist statement

 My artistic expression centers on advocacy for women's rights, LGBTQ+ issues, and the pursuit of equity and justice. As a gay woman of Colombian and Irish-English descent, I draw deeply from my personal journey and observations of the world. Through my work, I craft figurative pieces characterized by bold brushstrokes and vibrant color palettes. Capturing the nuances of interpersonal dynamics and the complexities of human connection, I translate my experiences and observations into visual narratives. Utilizing faceless figures, I aim to convey the universal essence of human emotion and experience, inviting viewers to connect with the stories depicted on the canvas.  

Bio

Bio

JANET MAYA

American, born New York 1962

 

Education

 

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1983-1986

SUNY Empire State College, NY 2013

 

Exhibitions

September 8 2022 Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

                                Dec 5 2021 Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

                                                                2020 Marquee Projects, Bellport, New York

2022 Marquee Projects, Bellport, New York

                     Scope Art Fair, New York (upcoming)

                                                            2019 Art Miami, Miami, Florida

                                                                       2018 Dovecote, Westport, Connecticut

                                                                      2017 Dovecote, Westport, Connecticut 

                                                                                   2016 Nyack, New York

         2012 Office of the Governor of the State of New York, Washington D.C.

                        2003 University at Albany, State University of New York

                                                                         Consulate, New York, New York

                                                              2000-01 City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

                                                   1999 Wizard World Comic Con, Chicago, Illinois 

                                                     1998 Wizard World Comic Con, Chicago, Illinois

 

Special Projects/Commissions

 

PSA (Domestic Violence Services) Dutchess County, New York 

State of New York, documentary

State of New Jersey, documentary

 

Scenic Design

 

Music Videos (various artists)

Showtime at the Apollo

Motion Picture and Brand/Corporate film & video (Michelin, Verizon 

New York Times, Nickelodeon)

 

Teaching/Workshops

 

The Summit School, Nyack, New York

YMCA, New York

 

Collections

Available Upon Request

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Press

Marquee Projects in Bellport, Long Island presents 'Strangers in Stranger Lands' exhibition

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CB0XfELFtvo/?igshid=vrad8h38gldy

 

"...The soul of the show, however, may be Janet Maya’s 2017 painting, Blessing, with its single faceless female figure holding her hands together in a redemptive gesture of prayer, rendered with the forms and pastels of Milton Avery. Another work by Maya, placed in the gallery’s window, speaks to the hopes and fears of the moment: two almost identical female figures, one black and one white, that achieve a poetic unity despite their outward difference..."

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http://deliciousline.org/dq/content/2020-07-20T1625/

"...Janet Maya’s partially erased faces depict Quaker-like humility congruent with a loss of identity. My gaze lingers over the balance and reversals of Girls 2, returning for refreshment to four submerged feet..."

Contact

Contact

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Janet Maya

Email : Janet@janetmaya.com

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