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  • Maya Ciarrocchi

    Part-Time Associate Teaching Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts

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    mayac@newschool.edu

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    Maya Ciarrocchi

    Profile

    Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist working across media in drawing, printmaking, video, and performance. Ciarrocchi has exhibited nationally and internationally and received residencies from the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MacDowell, Millay Arts, UCross, and Wave Hill. Her projects received funding from the Bay and Paul Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation, Map Fund, Mertz Gilmore, Franklin Furnace Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Ciarrocchi earned an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, and a BFA in Dance from Purchase College, Purchase, NY.

     


    Degrees Held

    Master of Fine Art in Computer Art - The School of Visual Arts

    Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance - Purchase College

     


    Recent Publications

    Ciarrocchi, Maya. “The Things They Carried: “What Would You Bring?”, Canvas Compendium (December 23, 2021)  https://bycanvas.org/2021/12/23/the-things-they-carried-what-would-you-bring-shares-refugee-stories-through-objects/

    Ciarrocchi, Maya. “Excerpt-Site: Yizkor”, Jewish Book Council PB Daily (November 22, 2021) https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/pb-daily/excerpt-site-yizkor

    Ciarrocchi, Maya. “Artists on Artists: Maya Ciarrocchi”, Canvas Compendium (June 22, 2021) https://bycanvas.org/2021/06/24/artists-on-artists-maya-ciarrocchi/

    Raphael Lassauze, Mosholu breaks through, finding daylight in project, interview with Maya Ciarrocchi, Bronx, NY, Riverdale Press, May 10, 2020.

    Ciarrocchi, Maya. “After Death, People Come and Touch Your Things”, LABAJournal (January 2, 2019) https://labajournal.com/2019/01/people-come/

    Amy Handelsman, Filling the Spaces of the Dead, review of Maya Ciarrocchi’s solo exhibition, Site: Yizkor at the 14th Street Y, New York, NY, LabaJournal, March 12, 2019.

    Gibney Launches New Art and Social-Justice Initiative, Art Forum, January 30, 2019

    Ciarrocchi, Maya and Grey, Kris. “Artwork: Gender/Power” Art Journal Vol. 76, nos. 3-4 (Fall Winter 2017): 86-87.  


    Performances and Appearances

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
    2022 Solo Exhibition/Performance, Site: Yizkor, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada (forthcoming)
    2022 Solo Exhibition, Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 
    2022 Performance, Site: Yizkor, Sichów Educational Center, Sichów Duży, Poland  
    2022 Performance, Site: Yizkor, Roza Centre, Ruszcza, Poland  
    2021 Solo Exhibition, Site: Yizkor, Equity Gallery, New York, NY 
    2020 Performance, Site: Yizkor, Bronx Museum of the Arts Block Gallery, New York, NY
    2019 Solo Exhibition, Site: Yizkor, The Gallery at the 14th St. Y, New York, NY
    2018 Performance, Site Yizkor, Reimagine Festival NYC, The Theater at the 14th Street Y, New York, NY
    2018 Solo Exhibition, Site: Sorel, Kinescope Gallery, New York, NY  

    PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
    2021 Rivers, Dreams, Invisible Cities, Main Window Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
    2021 Rivers, Dreams, Invisible Cities, Installation, Governors Island, NY 
    2021 This Place Has a Body, Mural, 14th Street Y, New York, NY
    2021 This Place Has a Body, LED Video Billboard and Lobby Gallery Installation, ZAZ10TS, New York, NY
    2020 A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis, reading of the US Constitution, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
    2022 Group Exhibition, Geographies of the Self, curated by Deborah Yasinsky, Longwood Gallery, Bronx, NY
    2021 Group Exhibition, Works on Water Triennial, Governors Island, NY 
    2020 Group Exhibition, From Dark to Light: A Holiday Celebration, Jason McCoy Gallery, Artsy
    2020 Group Exhibition, Reclaimed, Reimagined, curated by David Rios Ferreira, Field Projects, New York, NY
    2020 Group Exhibition, Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, curated by Rachel Gugelberger, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
    2020 Group Exhibition, Collar Works Flat File, curated by Jessica Cannon, Collar Works, Troy, NY 
    2020 Group Exhibition, Art Off-Screen, curated By Eileen Jeng Lynch, International
    2019 Group Exhibition, It Could Be You: Portraiture in a Constructed World, Equity Gallery, New York, NY
    2019 Group Exhibition, Rendering Likeness, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    2017 Group Exhibition, AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY  

    COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
    2019 Performance, Site: Yizkor, collaboration with Andrew Conklin, Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
    2016 Performance, Gender/Power Composition IV, collaboration with Kris Grey, JACK, Brooklyn, NY
    2016 Performance, Gender/Power Composition IV, collaboration with Kris Grey, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY  

    LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
    2020 Workshop, Gender/Power, Gibney, New York, NY, Nov 30 - Dec 2.
    2020 Lecture/Presentation, Yizkor: Art & Memory, Jewish History Museum, Tucson, AZ, November 5.
    2020 Workshop, Gender/Power, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, October 29 - 30.
    2020 Workshop, Gender/Power, Gibney, New York, NY, July 30 - August 1.
    2020 Lecture, Gender/Power, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 9.
    2020 Lecture/Presentation, Virtual Studio Visit Network with Wave Hill, New York, NY, May 18.
    2018 Lecture/Presentation, Union College, Schenectady, NY, May 21.
    2016 Workshop, Gender/Power, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, November 10 – 20.  


    Research Interests

    Video Art/Installation, Performance, Social Practice, Identity Politics, Environmental Studies

     


    Awards And Honors

    AWARDS / GRANTS  
    2020  Solo Exhibition, Artists Equity Gallery, New York, NY 
    2020  Group Exhibition, Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 
    2020  Site: Yizkor, performance, collaboration with Andrew Conklin, The Bronx Museum of the Arts Block Gallery, New York, NY 
    2019  Site: Yizkor, performance, collaboration with Andrew Conklin, The Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
    2018  Site: Yizkor, Performance, Reimagine Festival, The Theater at the 14th St Y, New York, NY
    2018  Solo Exhibition, Site - Maya Ciarrocchi, Kinescope Gallery, New York, NY 
    2017  A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis, A Performed Reading of the US Constitution, durational performance, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
    2017  Group Exhibition, AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
    2016  Gender/Power Composition IV, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
    2015  Gender/Power Composition III, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

     

    RESIDENCIES/FELLOWSHIPS
    2022 LMCC Arts Center on Governors Island Residency, NY
    2022 Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Residency, Rochester, NY 
    2020 Winter Workspace, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 
    2019 MacDowell, NEA Fellowship, Peterborough, NH
    2019 Equity b[x] Residency Fellow Program, New York, NY
    2019 Sichów Educational Foundation Artist in Residence, Sichów, Poland
    2019 Gibney Moving Towards Justice Fellowship, New York, NY
    2019 Laboratory for Jewish Culture, LABA Fellowship, New York, NY
    2018 Works on Water Artist Residency, Governors Island, NY
    2018 Millay Arts, Artist in Residence, Austerlitz, NY
    2017  Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
    2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Process Space Residency, New York, NY
    2015 Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency, New York, NY  

     


    Portfolio

    Artist Website

    Gender/Power


    Current Courses

    Arts Digital Toolkit
    LINA 2025, Fall 2022

    Multimedia Dsgn for Live Perf.
    LTHR 3109, Fall 2022

    Projection Mapping
    PSAM 5050, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Arts Digital Toolkit
    LINA 2025, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Arts Digital Toolkit
    LINA 2025, Spring 2022

    Projection Mapping
    PSAM 5050, Spring 2022

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