Maya Mackrandilal is a transdisciplinary artist, writer, and arts administrator based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She received her BA in Studio Art with a minor in English from the University of Virginia, where she was awarded an Auspaugh post-baccalaurate fellowship.

Recently, her work has been shown in Los Angeles at the Armory Center for Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and ace/121 gallery. Shows in Chicago include Threewalls, Chicago Artists Coalition, THE MISSION, and The South Side Arts Incubator. In New York her work has been shown at Smack Mellon and Abrons Art Center and she was recently included in "What is Feminist Art" at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. She is featured in Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, an anthology edited by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe.

Her critical essays have appeared in 60 Inches from Center and MICE Magazine. She collaborates with the poet and researcher Eunsong Kim for essays that have appeared in The New Inquiry and contemptorary, among others. Her creative writing has appeared in Skin Deep and Drunken Boat and recently published in "Liminal Spaces" a collection of Guyanese women reflecting on migration.

She tweets about art, politics, and culture @femme_couteau.

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