Felicita "Felli" Maynard
Felicita "Felli" Maynard

Artist Statement/Bio

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I work across traditional analog and alternative photography processes to create artwork to further understand myself and my ancestors. I focus on retelling stories that challenge misrepresented histories of people from the African Diaspora, the beauty of the Black body and investigating the complex identities that compromise gender and sexuality.

Felicita “Felli” Maynard is a New York based interdisciplinary artist, student and educator. They received their BFA from Brooklyn College, with a concentration in film photography. As a 1st generation Afrolatinx-American, their work uses photography to investigate and explore identity, gender, history and the black body. They challenge and re-write history by means of their work. Maynard has shown work at Bushwick Open Studio, Westchester Community College, Spectrum Gallery at MCLA college, Brooklyn Photoville and Pen + Brush Gallery in NYC. Felli lives and works in Brooklyn NY.

Maynard is currently interning in the Digital Collection and Imaging department at Brooklyn Museum, a current artist in resident at Smackmellon in Brooklyn, a 2019 BRIC media arts fellow and a teaching assistant at the Penumbra Foundation.