Maya Beverly is a Georgia-born artist currently residing in New York. In 2020, she received a BFA in Studio Art from New York University, where she was a Martin Luther Jr. King Scholar and studied abroad in London, England. She has a multi-disciplinary practice, and her work is primarily centered around sculpture, installation, and painting. Most of what she creates is informed by her interest in a wide variety of objects and their purpose, spanning from ancient artifacts to items that are culturally relevant present-day.
Recurring themes of interest in her work include the power of objects, the act of adorning, societal expectations of beauty, distortion, and manipulation. Through her practice, she seeks a comprehensive understanding of how the function of an object extends beyond its materiality and often communicates something unseen. Her process involves combining material from personal archives, and other materials that are imbued with cultural history and tradition.