Maya Freelon Asante 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.”
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.
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.
She was selected by Modern Luxury Magazine as Best of the City; by Huffington Post as “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”; and by Complex magazine as “15 Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World.”
Maya has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, the Korobitey Institute in Ghana, and the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia. She earned a BA from Lafayette College and an MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Madagascar; U.S. Embassy Swaziland; U.S. Embassy Rome; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; The University of Maryland (David C. Driskell Center); The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists; The Reginald F. Lewis Museum; The School of the Museum of Fine Arts; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lafayette College; The Brandywine Workshop; The Experimental Printmaking Institute; The Williston Northampton School; The Kokrobitey Institute; Lewis Tanner Moore; Dr. Maya Angelou.
She was commissioned by Google to design a custom shell for their OnHub router.