2022 Create Change Fellow
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn | Visual Artist and Educator
Maya Jeffereis is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose work shares the stories and experiences of people who are and have been historically marginalized. Maya Jeffereis’ work has been shown in the United States and internationally, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Queens Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, among others.
Jeffereis is a recipient of the NYFA City Corps Artists Grant and the Cisneros Initiative for Latin American Art. She has been an artist-in-residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (LMCC), NARS Foundation, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Vermont Studio Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and SOMA Mexico.
Jeffereis is a current Fellow at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn and a participant in the Asia Art Archive Leadership Camp. She has taught art and art history at The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Shed, and Hunter College (CUNY), among other institutions. Maya received a MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, a BFA in Painting and Drawing, and a BA in Classics from the University of Washington.
What role can art and culture play in shaping the future of your neighborhood or the city at large?
“Art and culture empower us to know our history, reflect back who we are, and imagine better futures.”