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Maya Valladares

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Education Manager for Studio Programs
Maya Valladares is an artist and educator whose work fuses traditional handwork techniques with social practice engagement. Situated within an anthropological understanding of textiles as tools that record and convey precise messages, her work engages with themes of knowledge transmission, labor/economies, and the written word.She works in the Met Museum's Education Department to realize public programs for all ages focused on practices of making. Maya received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MA from Hunter College. She has taught in colleges and museums, as well as in laundromats and other alternative spaces, since 2006.