Maya Varadaraj’s (b.1989, Florida, USA) received her BFA in Apparel Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011 before completing a Master’s Degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017. Varadaraj’s work has been exhibited internationally at Vitra Design Museum, Museo Del Disseny Barcelona, Salone De Mobile, Mana Contemporary New Jersey, and Assembly Room New York. She has featured in publications such as Juxtapoz and We Make Money Not Art.
Maya’s interdisciplinary practice engages South Asian material culture to redefine feminine narratives and representations. Her aesthetic vocabulary references familiar materials such as; vintage advertisements, the popular calendar illustrations, and classic image-making techniques such as painted photographs.
Maya lives and works in New York, USA.