artist
Maia Cruz Palileo
biography

Maia Cruz Palileo is a multi-disciplinary, Brooklyn-based artist. Migration and the permeable concept of home are constant themes in her paintings, installations, drawings and animations. Influenced by the oral history of her family’s arrival in United States from the Philippines, and from growing up in the American Midwest, Maia infuses these narratives using both memory and imagination. When stories and memories are subjected to time and constant retelling, the narratives become questionable, bordering the line between fact and fiction, while remaining cloaked in the convincingly familiar.

Maia is a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, NYFA Painting Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award and the Astraea Visual Arts Fund Award. She received an MFA in sculpture from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and BA in Studio Art at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. Maia has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, Lower East Side Print Shop, New York, Millay Colony, New York and the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

upcoming exhibition
upcoming exhibition
28 February - 22 April 2017
past exhibitions
past exhibition
28 June - 17 August 2016
past exhibition
16 April - 20 May 2015
press
Press
Permeable Narratives and Landscapes of Home: an Interview with Maia Cruz Palileo
9 March 2016
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Stories from Home
March 2016
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Don’t Forget Us: An Interview with Maia Cruz Palileo
31 March 2015
Press
5 Brooklyn Artists You Need To Know
25 March 2015
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Inside The Artist’s Studio
16 March 2015
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Paint a Photo's Story
27 January 2015
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Lost Looking
27 January 2015
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Support From a Love Sprite and Some Fractured Friends
9 October 2011
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Stories from Home
news
ARTIST NEWS
1 October - 30 October 2016

Maia Cruz Palileo is part of On Knowing Unknowing: A Material Narrative, a group exhibition at Ortega y Gasset Projects. The exhibition explores the gap between acquired knowledge and intuition. Palileo's paintings reflect the oral history of her family's arrival in the United States from the Philippines intertwined with the subject matter, blurring the line between fact and fiction.

ARTIST NEWS
11 September - 20 November 2016

Well Traveled, a group exhibition at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn featuring Maia Cruz Palileo. The exhibition includes works from Fracine K. Affourtit, Flavia Berindoague, Cecile Chong, Raffaele De Vivo, Scott Greenfield, Candy Heiland, Nene Humphrey, Maira Kalman, Ashley-Simone McKenzie, David McQueen, Jessica Segall and James Van Der Zee.

Gallery News
30 June 2016

Artnet News includes Taymour Grahne Gallery's A Verdant Summer as part of the "9 Must-See Summer 2016 Group Gallery Shows."

 

 

Gallery News
27 June 2016

Ryan Steadman of the New York Observer includes A Verdant Summer as "10 Things to Do In New York's Art World Before July 1."

 

"An array of masterful artworks by a group of spectacular mid-career artists. Whitney Bedford, Holly Coulis and Hannah Whitaker are just a few of the names that will be bringing the heat for this exhibit."