Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator/designer and director. She is a native New Yorker currently based in Boston. Maya creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the unconscious. Her animations explore a hybrid approach to cut-paper stop-motion, puppetry, hand-drawn, digital animation and installation. Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals, galleries, museums and DIY venues. She is a recipient of a 2020 City of Boston Artist Fellowship Award, a 2019 Yaddo Residency, a 2018 WGBH Launchpad Residency, a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship Award and the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film. Her most recent project was as curator of the group animation show “The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions” at the Mills Gallery in Boston. Maya is a 2012 MFA graduate in Experimental Animation from CalArts.
Besides working as an independent animator, Maya is a Faculty member in Animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Lesley College of Art + Design, and MassArt.
Image Credit: “Pareidolia” film still by Maya Erdelyi