Conceptual Identity Artist
MFA Washington University in St. Louis, MO - Graduated with Honors
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL - Emphasis in Art Education (certified K-12)
GRANTS & AWARDS
Knight Foundation Grant, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA (with Andria Morles)
Knight Foundation Grant, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA (with Andria Morles)
Berlin Travel Grant, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, MO
Laura and William Jens Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Miliken Scholarship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Chilean Video Art Biennial - VVVienal Valparaíso - representing Guatemala
Fest Fem, Fábrica, Valparaíso, Chile
Offline Quillota, Plaza de Armas de Quillota, Valparaiso, Chile
Offline, Galería Tres Palacios, Valparaiso, Chile
International Visual Poetry Festival, Venezuela
Kulturprojekte Berlin, Germany - Fill In The _____
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
Free Streets, Philadelphia, PA - American Media Output: Found in Fairhill (with Andria Morales)
Hispanic Fiesta, Philadelphia, PA - American Media Output: Found in Fairhill (with Andria Morales)
Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA- Yo Soy Oro(with Andria Morales)
Bruno David Gallery, Media Room, St. Louis MO - Resurrection of Hun-Nal-Ye (with Andria Morales)
Reliant Center, Houston TX - Welcome Water (with Andria Morales)
Painted Bride Art Center, PA- PAPELES: Are we what we sign? (with Andria Morales)
Puerto Rican Parade, Chicago, IL - The Fat Free Elotera
Bruno David Gallery, Blue-Red-White, St. Louis, MO (with Andria Morales)
Gowanus Studio, Brookyln, NY- AMerican MEdia Output (with Andria Morales)
, Philadelphia, PA - (with Andria Morales)
SOMArts, San Francisco, CA- Illuminations: Dia de los Muertos 2011 (with Andria Morales)
Gallery Aferro, Jersey City, NJ- AMerican MEdia Output (with Andria Morales)
gaia, Jersey City, NJ - New News is Old News (with Andria Morales)
Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY - Generation D: Identities
Saint Vincent Gallery, PA - Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity
Bruno David Gallery, Media Room, St. Louis MO-
el es frida kahlo
Ely Center for Contemporary Art. New Haven, CT - Cultural Heritage Artists Project (with Gonzalo Escobar)
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. San Jose, CA - Cultural Disjunction (with Rio Yañez)
CBC Exhibition Space, St. Louis, MO - Runneth Over____
St. Charles Art Gallery. MO - SCC Multimedia Invitational
Bruno David Gallery, Media Room, St. Louis, MO -
you and your friends vol 1
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO - MFA Thesis Exhibition
Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO - D.O.A (with Carianne Noga)
Third Degree Glass Factory. St. Louis, MO - Wall Ball
Bruno David Gallery, Media Room, St. Louis, MO - Acciones Plásticas
Latina Film Festival. Austin, TX - Señorita Cinema
Des Lee Gallery. St. Louis, MO - MFA First Year Exhibition
Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO - Overview_08
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2, IL- BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition
Found in Fairhill, Taller Puertorriqueño, Mar.
Taller & AMO Collaborate for Operation Sunrise, Taller Puertorriqueño, Mar.
Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art, by Ben Schachter, Dec.
Taller Puertorriqueño's New Facility Heralds The Start of A New Chapter for A Northern Philly Community, Knight Foundation by Chip Schwartz, Apr.
Three-Way Street: Jews, Germans, and the Transnational, by Jay H Geller and Leslie Morris, Sept. 13
Philadelphia Arts Groups Receive Knight Foundation Funding, Knight Foundation, Sept.
Jewish Histories of the Holocaust: New Transnational Approaches, by Norman J.W. Goda, Sept
Celebration of Latin culture on Sunday could be only a start, The Philadelphia Inquirer by Samantha Melamed, Sept.
2nd Friday brings out West Philly beauties, opportunities and more! Artblog by Alyssa Greenberg, Sept.
Yo Soy Oro/ On view through Nov. 7th, Taller Puertorriqueño, Sept.
Frida Kahlo, author: Gannit Ankori, London: Reaktion Books
Conociéndote (Getting to Know You): Bridging the Audience Divide/ On view through October, Taller Puertorriqueño, Nov.
Jewcy Art: Maya Escobar
by Margarita Korol, Jewcy Magazine, Feb.
Miguel Del Valle Mural: Maya Escobar, Digital Artist, Creates Interactive Portrait
by Will Guzzardi, Huffington Post, Feb.
Artist's del Valle Mural Channels Twitter
by Alex Parker, Chicago Reader, Feb.
Fringes – Jewish Art as an Israeli Periphery by David Sperber, book published by Bar-Ilan University Leiber Center for Jewish Art
NOLA GA Featured Artist: Maya Escobar
by David Abitbol, Jewilicious Blog, Nov.
Maya Escobar at the Bruno David Gallery Bruno David Gallery
, Video Interview by Felicia Chen
Something About Women by Dawn Law, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Lifestyles Section
Art exhibit at Saint Vincent explores iconography in Judaism by Justin Jacobs, The Jewish Chronicle
Smart Latina vs Sexy Latina
by Carrie Ferguson Weir, Tiki Tiki Blog. Jan.
Orchard Street Exhibit Examines Community & Cultural Identity by Judy Birke, The New Haven Register
Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity
Exhibition Catalogue, essay by Ben Schachter, Saint Vincent Gallery
Reliving Jewish History on Orchard Street. Karen Singer. New Haven Magazine. Dec.
Jewish Life on Orchard Street
. by Matthue Roth and Maya Escobar, MyJewishLearning.com
Orchard Street Shul Artists Cultural Heritage Project, WPKN 89.5 Radio Interview w/ Binnie Klein
Orchard Street Shul Artists Cultural Heritage Project, Exhibition Catalogue
Interview with Maya Escobar
, Blogadera Blog
MFA 2009 Exhibition Catalogue Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Frida Kahlo at the synagogue: Maya Escobar and the young Jewish-American Creation
. David Sperber. Ma’arav Israeli Arts and Culture Magazine. Mar 29.
Who I Am
. PJ Edelman. Jewish In St. Louis. Mar 12.
Otot (Signs) - The Annual Cycle of Holidays and Contemporary Art by David Sperber, book published by Bar-Ilan University Leiber Center for Jewish Art
Scripting Latinidad: Re/Defining Textual Selves and Worlds in the Age of MySpace by Jacqueline Hidalgo, Journal of Hispanic/ Latino Theology Claremont Graduate University. Feb 13.
'Hope' Springs Anew for Washington University Grad Students
. Margaret Gillerman. St. Louis Post Dispatch Nov. 29.
The Princess Diaries: In an Age of Ostentation the J.A.P is Back by Julia Appel
, Bitch Magazine, Winter Issue
(podcast) Eleena Lissar. Voices en Español. Apr 25.
100 Años de Frida, a! Diseño Magazine Mexico City, Mexico. Feb.
El Es Frida Kahlo, Centenario Frida Kahlo Fridomanía Blog. May.
Acomplejada Complexities and Complicity: Performance of Latina Subjectivity
by Nicole Guerra (video)
by Mark Fisher, Riverfront Times St. Louis, MO. Oct 18.
Siempre Frida by Roger Omar, d[x]i Magazine Valencia, Spain. June.
One Person, Multiple Realities
by Juan Tornoe, Hispanic Trending Blog. May 31.
Maya Escobar, Muñequita Supersemita by Adan Levy, Supersemita Cultura de Fusión y Vanguardia en Español. Apr.
No Laughing Matter. Mel Weiss. Lilith Magazine. Mar 6.
Tzitzit for women?
Dov Bear. Feb 22.
Can we please not revive that ugly stereotype?
Kol Ra'ash Gadol. Jewschool. Feb 20.
The Anti-Feminist Feminist Jewish Latina. Jewcy. Jewcy. Beth Gotlieb. Feb 20.
RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, ARTIST TALKS & PANELS
Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA- AMerican MEdia Output(with Andria Morales)
Through the Lens, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ ( lecture via skype with Andria Morales)
Your Creative Future, Sullivan High School Graduation, Chicago, IL (keynote speaker)
Half Jewish? The Heirs of Intermarriage - Colloquium 2012, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (keynote speaker)
Wonder Woman Residency, Jersey City, NJ (with Andria Morales)
Negotiating Latina Identity Through Performance Art on the Web, Popular Culture Association Conference, San Antonio Texas (artist lecture with Andria Morales)
Chagall 2.0- What Constitutes Jewish Art? Jewish Federations General Assembly, New Orleans, LA (panelist)
Using the Arts to Challenge Racial Ideologies, Emerging Paradigms In Critical Mixed Race Studies, Depaul University, Chicago, IL (panelist)
Mixed Race Art and Identity, Depaul University, Chicago, IL (guest lecturer)
Performing Multiple Identities Online, Feminist Artists, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL (lecture)
Impact of The Internet and the digitalization of Images On Our Concept of Art, Philosophy Department Washington University in St. Louis, MO (lecture)
CHAP Panel, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT (panelist)
Berlin’s Eruv Talk, KAM Isaiah Israel, Chicago, IL (lecture)
Multiple Identities, George Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (lecture)
Deconstructing Personal Identity, Jewish Outreach Institute, Philadelphia, PA (lecture)
Berlin’s Eruv. Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (artist talk)
Artist’s Online Activity, MFA Panel. Steinberg Hall, Washington University in St. Louis, MO (panelist)
Berlin’s Eruv, Conney Conference on Jewish Identity: Performing Histories, Inscribing Jewishness, University of Wisconsin Madison (lecture)
Negotiating Diaspora Identities Through New Media, Washington University, St. Louis, MO - with Eric Repice (artist talk)
Using Social Media as An Artist, Bixby Hall, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (lecture)
Life After Art School, Lewis Center, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (panelist)
Latina Identity, Anthropology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (lecture)
Celebrating Jewish Women in the Arts, BatSheva: Jewish Women’s Group, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (lecture)
Notions of Cultural Identity and Displacement, Bixby Hall, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (panelist)
Jewish Multiracial Network, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center Falls Village, CT (artist in residence)