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Maya Davis is a Fine Artist and Arts Educator from Lansing, Michigan, and is currently based in Detroit, MI. Currently Davis is completing a BFA from the College for Creative Studies majoring in Art Practice and the K-12 Art Education Certification program.  Maya is currently represented by Spaysky Fine Art Gallery LLC (Detroit, MI) and has exhibited through Bulk Space (Detroit, MI), Holding House (Detroit, MI), Art Mile Detroit (Virtual) and curated multiple exhibitions through the U245 Gallery (Detroit, MI). Davis has been published by The Studio Museum of Harlem, Anhelo Anhelo Press (Detroit, MI), and worked in education and programming at The Studio Museum (Harlem, NY), Wasserman Projects (Detroit, MI), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI), and Project Art USA (Detroit, MI). Maya Davis is a recent recipient of the Bulk Space Micro Grant Program (Detroit, MI).

EDUCATION


2021        BFA College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
2021        K-12 Art Teaching Certification College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
2020 & 2021    Museum Professional Seminar - Harlem, NY


EXHIBITIONS AND CURATORIAL WORK


2022        Volume I, Good Weather LLC - Chicago, IL
2021         I Touched It, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI
                The Group Show, Spaysky Fine Art Gallery LLC - Detroit, MI
                Breathe, Art Mile Detroit - Virtual Opening
                Project Art Resident Exhibition - Virtual Opening
2020        Project Art Resident Exhibition - Virtual Opening
           The Preservation of Personage, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI
           Space and Bodies With Considerations To Intimacy, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI [Curator]
           Soularium, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI [Curator]
           Winter Select: Open Studies, College for Creative Studies -Detroit MI
2019         Oculus Opulence: A Wearable Art Show, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI [Curator]
              Risograph: Under Blacklight, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI [Curator]
              Optical Action, The Hub Gallery -Detroit, MI
              Cash and Carry, U245 Gallery - Detroit, MI [Curator]
              Student Exhibition Opening, College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
              Wayne County SAFE Voices Survivor’s Art Show, Holding House, Detroit, MI 
2018        Student Exhibition Opening, College for Creative Studies -Detroit, MI
2017        SOULFIRE Gala for Survivors of Childhood Sexual - Firecracker Foundation, 
              Lansing, MI


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2022        Student Teaching, International Academy East - Troy, MI
2021        Student Teaching, Bates Academy - Detroit, MI
2021-Present    Teaching Artist, Community Arts Partnership Detroit - Detroit, MI
2019-2021     Teaching Artist in Residence, Project Art USA - Detroit, 
MI
2019-2021    Teaching Assistant in the Fine Art Department, College for Creative Studies - 
              Detroit, MI
2019        Classroom Aide, Wing Lake Developmental Center - Bloomfield Hills, MI
2017-2019    Teaching Assistant, Precollege and Continuing Studies Department 
              of the College for Creative Studies - Detroit Michigan


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

              
2021        Visitor Services Associate, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - Detroit, MI
              Gallery Assistant, Playground Detroit - Detroit, MI 
              Education and Public Programs Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - 
              Detroit, MI
              Education Department Intern, Studio Museum in Harlem - Harlem, NY
2020        Curatorial and Public Programs Intern at Wasserman Projects - Detroit, MI
2019-2020    Gallery Manager and Curator at the U245 Student Gallery of College for Creative 
              Studies - Detroit, MI
2018-2020    Gallery Assistant, Scarab Club Detroit - Detroit, MI
2018-2019    Studio Technician, Sculpture Department of the College for Creative 
              Studies - Detroit, MI
              Student Ambassador, College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
              Contemporary Critical Development Club Administrator, College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI
2017-2019    Studio Technician, printmaking Department of the College for Creative 
Studies - Detroit, MI
2015-2017    Studio Technician, Sunset Clay Studios - Detroit, MI


AWARDS / HONORS / COLLECTIONS


2022        Bulk Space Micro-Grant Recipient - Detroit, MI
2020        Beth and Edith Ford Scholarship - Detroit, MI
2020        DeSalle Scholarship - Detroit, MI
2019        Artwork Acquired into the Collection of Kevin Beasley - New York, NY 
2019        Mathilda Wilson Scholarship - Detroit, MI
2017        Michael J. Swancutt Scholarship - Detroit, MI
2017        College for Creative Studies Merit Scholarship - Detroit, MI