Maya Stovall, Ph.D. (b. 1982, Detroit, Michigan, lives and works in Detroit and Los Angeles) is assistant professor and artist at Cal Poly Pomona. Interested in what she considers monumental questions of human existence and politics of space and place, Maya is equally a contemporary artist and anthropologist, and works across video, photo, and conceptual practice. Maya’s work appears across international institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, she is a Whitney Biennial participating artist for 2017 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a Fictions participating artist in 2017-18 at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The artist’s academic articles on her works, research, and practices have appeared in The Journal of the Anthropology of North America, Transforming Anthropology, Anthropology News, Movement Research, and Detroit Research Journal, and the artist’s book, Liquor Store Theatre, is to be released by Duke Press in Fall 2019. Maya’s works are included the permanent collections of Cranbrook Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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