Maya Alexis
maya alexis
b. 1995 | berkeley, california
based in méxico city + los angeles

Drawing from diverse storytelling traditions – Mexican and African American folktales, early circus aesthetics, puppetry, and scribbled notes to self - her work visualizes an alternate portrayal of black joy; a universe of dandies on unicycles, nights at the theater, and dancers in feathered costumes.

Her whimsical scenes and characters showcase expressions of pleasure and happiness that are often omitted from historical narratives; bringing underrepresented moments of bliss and celebration into the spotlight.