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Maya Erdelyi-Perez

Visiting Instructor

Email
merdelyi@pratt.edu
Phone
3411
Website
http://www.mayaerdelyi.com

Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator and artist. She creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, music, memories and the unconscious. Her animations explore a hybrid approach to cut-paper stop-motion, puppetry, hand-drawn, digital animation and installation. Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals, galleries, museums and DIY venues. She is a recipient of a 2020 City of Boston Artist Fellowship Award, a 2019 Yaddo Residency, a 2018 WGBH Launchpad Residency, a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship Award and the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film. Her most recent project was as curator of the group animation show “The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions” at the Mills Gallery in Boston. Maya is a 2012 MFA graduate in Experimental Animation from CalArts. Besides working as an independent animator, Maya is a Faculty member in Animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Pratt Institute & RISD.  She is currently finishing an experimental animated documentary about her refugee grandmother, and developing a large-scale animated installation project in the city of Boston slated to open in 2022. Maya is a native New Yorker currently based in Boston. She lives with her animator husband and their toddler Paloma.

@mayaillusionerdelyi

M.F.A Experimental Animation, CalArts
Ed. M. Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education