Wade in the Water (Performance Series), 2015 – Ongoing | Maya Freelon

Wade in the Water (Performance Series), 2015 – Ongoing

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Maya Freelon is an award-winning visual artist whose work was described by the late poet Maya Angelou as “visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being.”

She is featured in the 2019 Oct/Nov issue of Garden & Gun magazine, highlighting the new book, Southern Women. Cosmopolitan Magazine featured her in June 2015 in “Art Stars,” calling her one “of the most badass female artists in the biz.”

She was commissioned by Google to design original art for their OnHub router, by Cadillac to create a live-sculpture for their Dare Greatly creative campaign, by the North Carolina Museum of Art to create a collaborative tissue paper sculpture celebrating the opening of their African Art wing and by Halcyon to create a monumental sculpture for the First Annual By the People Festival at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.

Her unique tissue paper art, praised by the International Review of African American Art as “a vibrant, beating assemblage of color,” has been exhibited internationally, including shows in Paris, Jamaica, Madagascar, and Italy.


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