THE NEW YORK TIMES says Maya Stovall Dumas “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.”

Maya Stovall Dumas (née Maya Cadwell, b. Detroit) is tenured Associate Professor at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pomona and lives and works in Los Angeles. She is represented by Parrasch Heijnen, Los Angeles.

Her work is associated with the critical study of space and place, the formation of the anthropological subject, and the anthropology of white supremacy. Her work spans performance, neon, objects, video, and technology.

Her works are represented in public permanent museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Studio Museum in Harlem; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Cranbrook Art Museum; and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Major works involve projects for the Counterpublic Triennial (2023); Blaffer Art Museum (2021-2022); University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center (2021-2022); Art Basel Miami Beach (2021); White Columns (2020); Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (2019); San Francisco Art Institute (2019); Studio Museum in Harlem (2018); Cranbrook Art Museum (2018); Aka Artist Run Saskatchewan Canada (2018); University of Aarhus Denmark (2017); Whitney Biennial (2017) and Whitney Museum of American Art (2017).

Ph.D., Anthropology, Wayne State University
MBA, University Of Chicago Booth School of Business
BBA, Howard University
Detroit Cass Technical High School alumni