I create artwork to further understand myself and help others understand themselves. I focus on themes revolving around the black body, spirituality, Afrofuturism, gender identity and sexuality. My work focuses on dismantling history's romance with the exploitation of Black bodies by non Black protagonists. I work across analog and alternative photography processes, altar work installations and an exploration of organic materials.
Felicita “Felli” Maynard is a first generation Afrolatinx interdisciplinary artist, student and educator. They received their BFA from Brooklyn College, with a concentration in photography. They use the medium to tell the untold stories of people of color. Their work bridges the hands-on process of photography and the digital technologies of today. They focus on telling the stories of their subject without altering their realities. Maynard has focused on topics such as Black female spirituality, gentrification in Brooklyn, and identity issues that plague communities of color. Maynard has shown work at Bushwick Open Studios in NYC and Westchester Community College. Their current medium is working with different methods of alternative photography, specifically wet plate. Felli lives and works in Brooklyn NY.