Felicita "Felli" Maynard

Artist Statement/Bio


I create to further

understand my ancestors in order to further understand myself. I work across traditional analog and alternative photography processes. I focus on themes revolving around the exploration of gender identity, sexuality and the concept of Afrofuturism. My work is not only about the image, but about the hands-on process that goes into producing each piece. Currently my work has been exploring the medium of wet plate photography and how it could be used as a tool to create my own historical narratives.

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 focus on telling the stories of their subject without altering their realities. Maynard has focused on topics such as Black female spirituality, kink in the black community & gender/identity investigation. Maynard has shown work at Bushwick Open Studios in NYC, Westchester Community College, PhotoVille NYC & Pen + Brush Gallery in NYC. Their current medium is working with different methods of alternative photography. Felli lives and works in Brooklyn NY.