Maya Stovall (née Maya Cadwell & Ph.D. Anthropology) THE NEW YORK TIMES says, “vividly juxtaposes art and life." ARTFORUM says she "channels the spirits of cities unseen," HYPERALLERGIC says she "dispels urban myths about Detroit," and ARTNEWS calls her work “stunning.” Her practice asks questions of time, space, place, and existence.
She is a conceptual artist with works included in surveys of contemporary art including the Whitney Biennial and the Studio Museum in Harlem F-Series. She is Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at California State Polytechnic University, (Cal Poly) Pomona.
She is represented by Reyes Finn, Detroit and parrasch heijnen, Los Angeles and her works are included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Cranbrook Art Museum, Kalamazoo Art Institute, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and more.
She was born and raised in Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School, Howard University, The University of Chicago, and Wayne State University.