Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
Maya Suess, makes drawings, installations, videos, performances and other
mischievous entities. Her performative installations use music and playful aesthetics to expolre identity, sexuality and practical magic. She recently received a 2013 Toronto Arts Council grant for her drawing series Becoming, and was commissioned for a portrait of the 2013 inductee into the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. She was also a 2009 fellow at the BRIC/Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn NY, and a recipient of a 2009 Independent Artist’s Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Suess has exhibited at AC [Direct Chapel] (NYC); the Center for Architecture (NYC); The Western Front (Vancouver); the Vancouver Art Gallery; The Greater Victoria Art Gallery; Kansai Queer Film Festival (Kansai, Japan); Live Biennial of Performance (Vancouver); The Festival of Original Theatre (Toronto); The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among others. She holds a BFA in Media Arts from Emily Carr Institute, and an MFA in contemporary performance from Simon Fraser University. Born on a small island off the coast of western Canada, currently she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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