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Maya Varadaraj  New York, NY

'Recalling a conversation that was most impolite'
Acrylic and print on canvas
'Sp shy, standing beside her carefully veiled Pallu'
Acrylic and print on canvas

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About Maya

Maya Varadaraj is an interdisciplinary artist and designer, she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design before completing a Master’s Degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Varadaraj’s interdisciplinary practice engages South Asian material culture to redefine feminine narratives and representations. Her aesthetic vocabulary references familiar materials such as; vintage advertisements, popular calendar illustrations, and classic image-making techniques such as painted photographs.

Quick facts about Maya

Varadaraj's work has been exhibited internationally at Sapar Contemporary, Vitra Design Museum, Museo Del Disseny Barcelona, Nature Morte, Sakshi Gallery, Salone De Mobile, Mana Contemporary, Established Gallery and Medium Tings among others.
She has been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz, Platform Magazine, and We Make Money Not Art.

Maya appears in the following Top 10 lists

'New York'


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"Maya’s work is original, poignant and delightful!!!We need more women representations!"

"I am the proud owner of one of Maya’s evocative works of art. She has a great future ahead of her in my opinion because of her World View, India and America.??"

"It’s always an amazing thing when an artist captures both complexity and simplicity together in a painting. Maya is one of the few that understands how to display that balance in her work"

"thought provoking and mystical!"

"Outstanding and beautiful"

"Good work Maya kutty"

"Great maya so proud of you"

"I knew she was very talented. But this takes her to a different level in anyone’s scale. Great work."

"Maya’s work takes you into a world inside itself wrapped in mystery. It reveals itself through self reflection and insists you consider the many sides of humanity."

"AMAZING work"

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