Born 1979, Chicago, IL                        
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY    

Education
2015       
Skowhegan School of Art, Madison, ME


2008        
MFA,
Sculpture, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY

2001        
BA,
Studio Art, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


Solo Exhibitions
2018       
Meandering Curves of a Creek, Pioneer Works,
curated by Vivian Chui, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming)

2017        
Dear, dear, dear, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY


2015        
Guavas and Ferns, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY

Lost Looking, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, curated by Jordan Buschur, New York, NY

2009        
Lola’s House, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
Face of the Future, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
Queering Space, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2017        
Found: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, curated by Avram Finkelstein, New York, NY
The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQAI Artists, curated by                  Ray Hernández-Durán, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM
Life and Living, organized by Deli Gallery, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston, NY
Crossing Borders and Globalization, New York Foundation for the Arts, McKinsey & Company, New York, NY
(De) Centered, curated by Janna Añonuevo Langholz and Isabel Manalo, WAS Gallery, Washington D.C.
Immigrant Artist Benefit, New York Foundation for the Arts, curated by Kate Bellin, Brooklyn, NY
Voyager, St. Joseph’s College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Melted City 4, Blanc Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines & ISB Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

2016        
Distansya, Filipino American Museum at Ace Hotel, curated by Edwin Ramoran, New York, NY
A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY
BAHAY:home, Rogue Space, organized by Advancement for Rural Kids, New York, NY
Well Travelled, Corridor Gallery, curated by Meridith McNeal, Brooklyn, NY
On Knowing Unknowing: A Material Narrative, Ortega y Gasset Projects, curated by Zahar Vaks, Brooklyn, NY

2015        
Inside/Outside: Works from the Skowhegan Archives, Common Street Arts, curated by Michelle                      Grabner, Waterville, ME
+1 + 1, MADE and LABspace, TSA/Satellite Art Fair, Miami, FL
Queer/Art/Mentorship Annual Exhibition, Leslie + Lohman Prince Street Project, New York, NY
No Rush, No Dawdle, Lower East Side Printshop, curated by Dahlia Elsayed, New York, NY
Published by the Artist, International Print Center New York, organized by Erik Hougen, New York, NY

2014        
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artists Grant Recipients, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY             
Studio Sessions, Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY
Secret City, Dixon Place, New York, NY

2013        
Pluto, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
Potluck Situation, chashama, Brooklyn, NY
The People’s Laundromat Theater by Shani Peters, The Laundromat Project Create Change                                  Residency Project, Harlem, NY

2012        
This House is Not a Home, South Side Hub of Production, Chicago, IL

Soldier’s Tale, Composer’s Alliance at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY               
Miniature Quartet, Composer’s Alliance at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY

2011        
View Finder, curated by Eun Young Choi, ArtGate Gallery, New York, NY

Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial, curated by José Ruiz and Wayne Northcross, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Penetrating the Space, HERE Art Center, New York, NY
Fenced and Stitched, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY
Shakeout IV: Life Preservers curated by Jessica Shaefer, Marina 59, Far Rockaway, NY
Mining Between, Arts @ Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
Studio LLC, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY

2010       
About Me:, curated by Nora Lawrence, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

Penetrating the Space, Dixon Place, New York, NY
Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, Essex Street Market, New York, NY
Crown Heights Film Festival, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY
The Sea Giveth, The Sea Taketh Away, curated by Jessica Shaefer, Marina 59, Far Rockaway, NY

2009       
Joan Mitchell Foundation 2008 MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

Linking Language and Lexicons, Literally and Laterally, Bushwick Beta Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

2008       
MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY



Awards / Fellowships
2017        
Travel and Study Program Grant, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN


2015        
Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Queer/Art/Mentorship, Visual Arts Fellow, New York, NY

2014        
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, New York, NY


2012        
Outstanding Innovative Design, Nominee, New York Innovative Theater Awards, New York, NY


2009        
Astraea Visual Arts Fund Award, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, New York, NY


2008       
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
Joseph Skinner Fellowship in Art, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


2007       
Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Graduate Investment Program Research Grant, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY


Print Publications
2018        
Legaspi, Joseph O., Special Section Philippine-American Lit,
World Literature Today, March-April

2017        
Brask, Jens-Peter,
Brask Studio Visits III, Brask Publications
Levine, Shira, For Us, By Us, Pride Life, June

2016        
Teotico, Jack, Stories from Home, Art+ Magazine, March
              

2015        
Iversen, Kristin, Inside the Artist’s Studio, Brooklyn Magazine, Spring
D’Agostino, Paul, 5 Brooklyn Artists You Need to Know, L Magazine, Spring

2011        
Webster, Andy, Support From a Love Sprite and Some Fractured Friends, New York Times, October

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Edited by Heng-Gil Han and Lori Otiz, 2011 Studio LLC, December

2009        
Armetta, Amoreen, 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Recipients Exhibition Catalogue, June

Sering, Tara FT, Looking Homeward, Contemporary Art Philippines Magazine, Feb-March


Online Publications / Blogs
2018        
Blair, Jen Rickard, Migration, Home, and History Through the Eyes of Philippine-American Artists,

World Literature Today blog, February

2017       
Shapland, Jenn, The Alchemical Trace, The Magazine, November
Kirschner, Noelani, Portrait of the Artist: Generational Juxtaposition, The American Scholar, June
Añonuevo Langholz, Janna, Kimo Nelson and Maia Cruz Palileo, The Studio Visit, May

2016        
Shen, Dani, Permeable Narratives and Landscapes of Home, Wave Hill Blog, March

2015        
Piepenbring, Dan, Lost Looking, Paris Review, January
Silverman, Tanya, Paint a Photo’s Story, BreakThru Radio, January
Shih, JoYin, Don’t Forget Us: An Interview with Maia Cruz Palileo, Apogee Journal, March

2014       
Teplitzky, Alex, Interview with Studio Artist Maia Cruz Palileo, Chashama Blog, November


2011       
Valdez, Aldrin, March Artist of the Month: Maia Cruz Palileo, BRIC Contemporary Art, March



Television / Podcast
2018        
Episode 12: Chitra Ganesh with Maia Cruz Palileo, Magic Praxis, Studio Art Talks Podcast

2017        
Episode 51: Why We Tell Our Stories, Makilala TV, Guest Panelist
Episode 8: Millennial Matriarch, Chroma Collective, The Working Woman of Color Conference and Podcast


Artist Residencies      
2017        
Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

Boot Camp, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2016        
Winter Workspace, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 


2015        
Artist-in-Residence, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA

Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Print Shop, New York, NY
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY  

2013
Studio Program at Brooklyn Army Terminal, chashama, Brooklyn, NY  

2011        
New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Studio LLC, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, NY

2010        
Artist in the Marketplace (AIM 30), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY



Artist Talks / Panelist
2016       
Lower East Side Print Shop, Keyholder Residency, Panelist


2015        
Filipino American Museum, An Intersection of Visual Art and Literature | Luna and Rizal, Artist Talk

Mount Holyoke College, Crafting a Life in the Arts, Panelist

2011        
ArtGate Gallery, View Finder, Artist Talk

Wave Hill, Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial, Artist Talk

2010        
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, 2010-2011 Visual Arts Fund Award, Panelist

Bronx River Art Center, About Me:, Artist Talk