Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Maya Ciarrocchi

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Bronx, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working across media in drawing, printmaking, performance, video, installation, and social practice. Through personal narrative, storytelling, and mapmaking, her projects unearth disappeared histories and document manifestations of loss. She has received grants from The Franklin Furnace Fund, The Jerome Foundation, The MAP Fund and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and residences and fellowships from the Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Gibney, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Millay Colony, the UCross Foundation and Wave Hill. In addition to her studio practice, she is a TONY, Bessie, and Jeff Award winning projection designer for dance and theater.

While at MacDowell she developed video, prints and drawings for Site: Yizkor, an interdisciplinary project that explores the physical and emotional manifestation of loss though text, video, and music.

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Site: Yizkor (Exhibition)



Maya Ciarrocchi worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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