Bio:

Maya Dew (b. 1998, Manchester, United Kingdom) investigates the extraction and displacement of waste and organic material through urbanisation, and processes of post-industrialisation. Using discarded material found in skips, on roadsides, building sites and neglected areas of shrubland she constructs sculptural arrangements that become indexes of memory, experience and identity. 

Many pieces incorporate raw clay found at sites local to the artist, which are then hand processed,and clumps of earth displaced and encased wax. The process of these sculptures is transformative, collecting fragments of the environment to create physical beings that incite a meeting of presence and ephemeral histories.

 

Education:

2022 BA Fine Art Hons, Kingston School of Art.

2018 Art and Design Foundation, Manchester School of Art

 

Selected Shows:

2022 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Open Studios, Curated by Rossella Biscotti, organised by Sophie Goltz, Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg.

2022 Past Encounters, Group show participation, Curated and organised by OUB Collective, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames.

2022 Out of the Pan, Group show participation, Curated and organised by Andy Hurst, Market House, Kingston Upon Thames.

2022 A Temporary Landing Degree Show, Curated and Organised by Mark Harris, Kingston School of Art.

2022 Coming to Our Senses, Group show participation, Curated and organised by OUB Collective, Kate Howe Studios, Richmond.

2022 Making and Showing, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Mark Harris, Not My Beautiful House, Kingston Upon Thames.

2021 Input, Output, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Mark Harris, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames.

2021 Alt. Abundance, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by OUB Collective, Avionics, Kingston Upon Thames.

2020 Nearly Here, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Bristol Art, online.

2019 Sustain, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Maya Dew, Avionics, Kingston Upon Thames.

2019 Returning Perspectives, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Maya Dew, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester.

Awards:

2022 New Contemporaries Shortlisted. 

2022 Erasmus Work Abroad.

2021 Bolton’s Lost Words Shortlisted.

2020 Dorich House Museum Deckchair Design Winner, Dorich House Museum.

2019 Student Dedication Award, Manchester School of Art.

 

Residencies:

2022 AirSpace Gallery Graduate Residency 22/23.

2022 Scholarship and funding to Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.

 

Funding:

2022 Stanley Picker Gallery Fund recipient.

 

Selected Press:

2020 Get Creative: Bringing Nature In, Written by Maya Dew, Stanley Picker Gallery, online.

 

Curatorial Activity:

2022 Past Encounters, Group show participation, Curated and organised by OUB Collective, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames.

2022 Coming to Our Senses, Group show participation, Curated and organised by OUB Collective, Kate Howe Studios, Richmond.

2022 Loneliness and Connectivity, Group show with Level 6 Psychology students, curated by Maya Dew and Ahlam Ahmed, Organised by Dr Fatima Maria Felisberti, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames.

2022 Stuff, Group Show with students of St Athelston Primary, Curated and organised by Maya Dew and Sebastian Sissl, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames.

2021 Alt. Abundance, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by OUB Collective, Avionics, Kingston Upon Thames.

2019 Sustain, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Maya Dew, Avionics, Kingston Upon Thames.

2019 Returning Perspectives, Group show participation, Curated and Organised by Maya Dew, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester.

 

 

Workshop Facilitation:

2022 Dorich House Museum

2021-2022 Stanley Picker Gallery.

2021-2022 StarlingCIO.

2021-2022 Gorse Hill Studio.