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2017 Travel and Study Program Grantee
Maia was recently awarded a Travel and Study Program Grant from the Jerome Foundation. She will live and study in Chicago, IL to study the Dean C. Worcester Collection of Philippine Photographs, Damián Domingo’s Costume Album, and the book “El folk-lore Filipino” by Isabelo de los Reyes y Florentino in the Newberry Library’s extensive Philippine Collection—images from the early years of imperial American conquest of Filipinos.

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KIMO NELSON AND MAIA CRUZ PALILEO
by Janna Añonuevo Langholz
May 2017

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CURRENT

Group Exhibition

(De)Centered
An Exhibition of Filipino American Artists
May 13 - June 16, 2017

WAS Gallery
5110 Ridgefield Road
Bethesda, MD 20816

Participating Artists: Adrian Alarilla, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Daniel Ballesteros, Bel Cuenca, Artof Ulysses Duterte, Jana Ercilla, Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Isabel Manalo, Matt Manalo, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Ged Merino, Kimo Nelson, Maia Cruz Palileo, Carlo Ricafort, Yumi Janairo Roth, Melanie Gritzka del Villar, Pamela Ybanez


UPCOMING

Group Exhibition
Found: Queerness As Archeology
Curated by Avram Finkelstein
June 9 - September 10, 2017

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Found: Queerness as Archeology is a survey of up-and-coming artists trained for the trail, socioanthropologists of the queer. To be queer is to be an archeologist: in order to find traces of ourselves in a world that prefers us hidden, we excavate. We sift through the past for clues about ourselves, driven by our own impulse for survival. 

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Solo Show:
Maia Cruz Palileo | Dear, dear, dear
28 Februray - 25 April 2017
Taymour Grahne Gallery
157 Hudson Street
New York, NY 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Taymour Grahne Gallery is pleased to present Maia Cruz Palileo’s second solo show at the gallery, Dear, dear, dear, featuring new paintings, works on paper and fresco sculptures exploring notions of hybrid identity and homeland.
 
Lush green spears of foliage hark to tropical jungles. Hazy pink and purple skies lie low on the horizon, pregnant with potential, a raincloud threatening to break the inky sky. Figures stand in various tableaux as deft brushstrokes bring to life faces, limbs and bodies. Yet, these sparingly crafted faces conceal as much as they reveal – family portraits hovering between two worlds.
 
At the heart of Maia Cruz Palileo’s portraiture and landscape paintings is an interest in migration and the permeable concept of what comprises our ‘self’. She explores the mysterious state of being in-between; a hovering between past and present, belonging and desire. She draws on photographs and videos of where her family has lived, specifically Manila, Philippines, and Chicago, where she was born. Her paintings are reconstructions based on a mixture of retrospection and photographic references from her family archive. Comprising layers of thin oil paint, some areas accumulate more, creating thick, palpable textures, representing parts constantly retold. Others remain thin and transparent, reflecting information withheld, bringing to light aspects of history that remain silent, lost in the transference of migration and colonization.
 
In Palileo’s new works, she draws on historical photographs from the little-known Philippine-American war (1899-1902), a defining moment in the Philippines’ history as colonial ownership was transferred to America from Spain. Darker elements, including memento mori-like skulls appear, mingled with lush foliage inspired by observational sketches made during residencies in the last year in the Bronx’s Wave Hill, as well as New Orleans. They are mixed with familial oral histories learnt during visits back to Manila, a process of exploring personal history within the fabric of a broader history of Americanisation, alongside the uncovering of the history between her two home countries – through imperialism, violence and, ultimately, assimilation.
 

Group Exhibition



Voyager
2 March - 20 April 2017
St. Joseph's College Gallery / Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 
 

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PERMEABLE NARRATIVES AND LANDSCAPES OF HOME: AN INTERVIEW WITH MAIA CRUZ PALILEO
by Danni Shen
March 9, 2016

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STORIES FROM HOME
by Jack Teotico
March 2016

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DON'T FORGET US: AN INTERVIEW WITH MAIA CRUZ PALILEO
by JoYin Shih
March 31, 2015

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5 BROOKLYN ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
by Paul D'Agostino
March 25, 2015

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INSIDE THE ARTIST'S STUDIO
by Kristin Iversen
March 16, 2015

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PAINT A PHOTO'S STORY
by Tanya Silverman
January 27, 2015

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LOST LOOKING
by Dan Piepenbring
January 27, 2015

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SUPPORT FROM A LOVE SPRITE AND SOME FRACTURED FRIENDS
by Andy Webster
October 9, 2011

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