May Maylisa Cat
May Maylisa Cat is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans video, paintings, glass, and live performances. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, NY. Her work plays a critical role on the dominant discourses towards the community, the fantasy of the cultural “Other,” and how contemporary art appropriated social imaginaries, bringing them to a diluted universal conception of art. Her projects have received support from multiple grants including the Precipice Fund from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation, the Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, the New Media Fellowship from Open Signal, and grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland, OR. May has attended residencies at Wassaic Project, Santa Fe Art Institute, Caldera Arts, and Pittsburgh Glass Center. In 2020, she will be in future residencies at the Chautauqua School of Art, Glean Portland, New Media Gallery Residency at Jack Straw Cultural Center, and Bunker Projects. She has spoken as a guest lecturer for Carnegie Mellon University School of Fine Art in Pittsburgh, PA and as a teaching artist for Caldera Arts in Sisters, OR. She is currently based in Portland, OR.
New Media Gallery 2020/2021: Karmic II