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Maya Suess

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The Extras: Blow Dart i, 2014 Colored Pencil 84" X 72" © maya suess
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The Extras: Blow Dart i - Detail, 2014 Colored Pencil 84" X 72" © mayasuess
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The Extras: Blow Dart i - installation, 2014 Colored Pencil 84" X 72"
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Survivalist Objects Red, 2014 Colored Pencil 20" X 20" © maya suess
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The Extras: Survivalist Object ii, 2013 Colored Pencil 28" X 36" © mayasuess
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Survivalist Objects i, 2013 Colored Pencil 28" X 36" © mayasuess
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The Extras: Survivalist Object i - Detail, 2013 Colored Pencil 28" X 36" © mayasuess
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Survivalist Objects i, 2013 Found Objects Variable © mayasuess
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Rupert Raj, 2013 Colored Pencil 21" X 17" © mayasuess, Canadian Lesbian and Gay archives
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Rupert Raj - detail, 2013 Colored Pencil 21" X 17" © mayasuess
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Queer Ecologies - with Atom Cianfarani , 2014, Commissioned by Anna Linder for Umeå 2014. Umeå, Sweden Stop Motion Animation / Video / Snow Wall Variable. Originally Projected On A 12' X 16' Wall Made Of Snow © mayasuess
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Enchanted Karaoke ii: Bon Appetit Mr Landlord, Please Lower My Rent, 2011 Video Still (Single Channel Video) Variable © mayasuess
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It It and the Gimme Box: Earbud - video still, 2009 Video Installation, Max/Msp Jitter Variable © mayasuess
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Helmet Piece, 2008 Embodied Installation / Performance Variable © mayasuess
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
BC, Canada
Birth year
1978
Lives in
Brooklyn
Schools
Simon Fraser University, BC Canada, 2007, MFA
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver
Tags
installation, video-art, exhibition/performance
Maya Suess

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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