UPCOMING
Solo Exhibition
Meandering Curves of a Creek
May 17 - July 8, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 17,  7 - 9 pm 
Pioneer Works / 159 Pioneer Street / Brooklyn, NY

MAY 17 - JUL 8
Curated by Vivian Chui
Meandering Curves of a Creek is Maia Cruz Palileo’s first solo institutional exhibition, comprised of a selection of recent paintings and drawings that continue the artist’s ongoing exploration of her personal identity, cultural heritage and feelings of multiplicity as a Filipino-American. This body of work traces a direct lineage to the ethnographic photographs of Dean C. Worcester, an American zoologist turned Secretary of the Interior who traveled to the Philippines at the turn of the nineteenth century. Palileo unearthed Worcester’s dehumanizing images in Chicago’s Newberry Library during the summer of 2017, and in turn used these photographs as a point of creative departure for transposing a bygone past into an intimately imagined world where history, myth, and superstition intersect.

Meandering Curves of a Creek is part of a special project made possible with support from the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant.
 
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Press

Hyperallergic
Your Concise New York Art Guide for Spring 2018
Your list of 45 must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this season.
​February 18, 2018

Meandering Curves of a Creek was feaetured in Hyperallergic's New York Guide for Spring 2018 as one of 45 must-see art events this season.

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CURRENT

Group Exhibition
February 2 - November 4, 2018
Opening Celebration: Friday, February 23, 6-10 pm
The Rubin Museum / 150 West 17th Street / New York, NY 

Face of the Future
Through November 4 in the Theatre Level
For Face of the Future, Chitra Ganesh reimagines how visual languages of science fiction and fantasy take shape and proliferate around the world in print culture, literature, and cinema. In addition to showcasing her own new works on paper and collage-based pieces, Ganesh has invited seven emerging artists—Maia Cruz Palileo, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Tammy Nguyen, Jagdeep Raina, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Anuj Shrestha, and Tuesday Smillie—to expand and redefine the aesthetics of science fiction by creating posters that refer to a group of important, influential films largely outside the Western canon. 

Curated by Beth Citron.  

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NEWS & PRESS
Publication
New American Paintings
Northeast Issue #134
Feb/March 2018









My work was included in the current issue of New American Paintings, Northeast Issue #134.

Buy the issue here.

Podcast
Magic Praxis
Episode 12: Chitra Ganesh with Maia Cruz Palileo
March 2018

   
Episode 12: Chitra Ganesh with Maia Cruz Palileo
Chitra Ganesh is a multi-disciplinary artist working with myth, storytelling and symbols. Guest host Maia Cruz Palileo, also a multi-disciplinary artist, was mentored by Ganesh in the Queer Art Mentorship program. During a visit to Ganesh’s studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the artists discuss her exhibition “The Scorpion Gesture” at the Rubin Museum, a series of motion-activated animations which engage with the permanent collection of Himalayan art. The show includes a second part, “Face of the Future”, in which Ganesh invited seven emerging artists, including Palileo, to contribute work relating to science fiction and the future.

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Publication
World Literature Today
March - April 2018
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Artwork featured in Special Section, Philippine-American Lit, Guest-edited by Joseph O. Legaspi. The magazine is available for purchase via the WLT website.  
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World Literature Today Blog

Check out the WLT blog entry, "Migration, Home, and History Through the Eyes of Philippine-American Artists" by Jen Rickard Blair to read more about the visual artists featured in the magazine
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Publication
Brask Studio Visits III
December 2017

Brask Studio Visits III is the third in the series of books. In the book, art collector Jens Peter Brask visits 34 international artists in their studios. The book features among others Daze, Todd James, Baron André, Rose Eken, Gun Gordillo, Reginald Sylvester II, Rashid Johnson and Lars Christensen. It is the perfect coffee table book for any art lover.

Specifications - Format: Hardcover. 269 pages. 32,5 x 24,5 cm. Language: English. Limited to 1.200 copies.

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Press
Review: The Alchemical Trace
by Jenn Shapland
November 2017

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FOR US BY US
by Shira Levine
June 2017
 


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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: GENERATIONAL JUXTAPOSITION
by Noelani Kirschner
June 19, 2017

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

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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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RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibition
February 2 - March 28, 2018
Queering Space
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 6-9 pm
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University / 2 Pine Street / Alfred, NY

​Group Exhibition
October 6th-November 3rd, 2017
The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQAI Artists
Curated by Ray Hernández-Durán
Sanitary Tortilla Factory
401-403 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Artists on Art Tour
September 1 and October 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Artists on Art Tour at Olana State Historic Site
I was invited by Olana to give an Artist on Art Tour of the exhibit Overlook, Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana. My tour will consider American values and their roots in manifest destiny, the construction of race, and how ethnography and anthropology were developed as a strategy to justify violence toward the indigenous population and people who were enslaved in the United States during the not so distant 19th century. These justifications carried over into westward expansion of Asia, when America colonized the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century. 
Group Exhibtion
Summer 2017 NYFA-NYO Exhibition
Crossing Borders and Globalization
New York Foundation for the Arts and McKinsey & Company
Curated by NYFA: David Terry, Madeline Scholl and the NYFA team
Group Exhibition
May 13 - June 16, 2017
(De)Centered
An Exhibition of Filipino American Artists
Curated by Janna Añonuevo Langholz and Isabel Manalo
WAS Gallery
5110 Ridgefield Road
Bethesda, MD 20816

Solo Show
28 Februray - 25 April 2017
Dear, dear, dear
Taymour Grahne Gallery
157 Hudson Street
New York, NY
Group Exhibition
March 14 - 20 April 2017
Immigrant Artist Benefit 
Curated by Kate Bellin 
New York Foundaiton for the Arts
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

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