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Maia Murphy

Brooklyn, NY

Maia Murphy is an art historian, writer and curator. She served as the Program Director for the New York-based nonprofit, Recess Activities, Inc. for over five years and now sits on their Advisory Board. She has worked at or produced programs for Michael Werner Gallery, The Artists Institute, Pioneer Works, The Museum of Modern Art, Taschen, Creative Time, and The:Artist:Network. She has served as an advisor to Elders Share the Arts and the Asbury Park Promised Land residency and is a founding member of two residency networks: Rethinking Residencies and Common Field. Maia's writing has been published by a variety of sources including The Reanimation Library, The Artists Institute, The Paris College of Art, The Abrons Art Center and Bomb Magazine. Maia was a recipient of a Kossak Fellowship and a Hunter Faculty appointed scholarship and received The L Magazine's “30 Under 30” recognition in 2014. In addition to her work in the cultural sector, she is a dedicated advocate for environmental protection and education and has volunteered with Green Guerillas, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, the NYC Parks Department, various NYC community gardens and several conservation initiatives in her native Colorado.