Born in San Francisco, California and raised in Upstate New York, Maya Strauss combines physical and emotional memories and experiences using tactile painting methods and ephemeral subjects. She studied at Sarah Lawrence, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and at Cooper Union she received the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Prize for Excellence in Drawing upon completion of her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has participated in group shows since graduating including, “Come Together: Surviving Sandy” (10/20/13-12/15/13) in Industry City, Brooklyn, “Vanishing Artworks & Hoodoo Metaphysics” (9/2012-10/2012) at 1:1 Gallery in Manhattan, “The Last Brucennial” (3/2014) in the Meatpacking District, and a pop up show sponsored by Made in the LES entitled “First”(4/2014). She is currently working in the Brooklyn Art Space studio building in Gowanus, Brooklyn and living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Click here to purchase Maya's artwork available at Collyer's Mansion.