Maia Snow was born in Perm, Russia. She was adopted to an American family at the age of 13. She received her BFA from Maine College of Art in 2013 (Painting). She currently lives in Austin, Texas where she is a MFA Candidate for 2020, at University Of Texas. Her work celebrates the soft and hard complexities of queer sexuality, gender and the non-binary body. A soft complexity is an understanding, welcoming or acceptance of the realities that these bodies live in. Discrimination, hatred and injustice that have been done to the bodies are the hard complexities. The central subject of her current work is the figure, which gestures toward the body as an entity that is both marked by sex and a marker of sex—both figuratively and physically. She is interested in the question of the witness, and the relationship between the individual (personal) and the communal (political/historical). Her work also investigates the nature of body memory—specifically, how our physical and emotional selves carry trauma, pleasure and desire, and the ways that these three kinds of corporeal experience / history are inextricably linked to one another.
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