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Maya Vanderschuit

Faculty Bio

Maya VanderSchuit received her MFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, where she has been awarded the Russell Grant, SURE Grant, AS Grant, and Arts and Humanities Dean’s Travel Grant. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Art History from the University of San Diego.  

VanderSchuit’s recent work uses the surfaces of digital video projections and iridescent materials to explore the body’s ontological relationship to real and virtual spaces. The time-based installations juxtapose the real and the virtual by extending screen space. Her artwork and installations have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Birch Aquarium; the San Diego Art Institute; California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the La Jolla Playhouse; the Aratoi Gallery in New Zealand; Heritage Space in Vietnam; Calit2 Theatre; UCSD’S Visual Arts Gallery; and the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of San Diego. 

Maya Vanderschuit

Research and teaching interests:

  • Digital, time-based media
  • Photography
  • Video, Video Installation/Expanded Cinema
  • Intersections of art and science
  • Ontological speculations of depth and flatness
  • The phenomenology of space: Interiority / Exteriority, Intimacy / Immensity
  • Ecology, Environmentalism
  • Light and Landscape