Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator and artist. Her work has involved: experimental animation, collage, printmaking, curatorial projects, full moon artist salons, drawing clubs, sleep concerts in giant wooden fort structures, puppet shows, making clothing and textile designs, renegade fashion shows in the Paris Metro, domestic ‘happenings’, collective skill-sharing and various collaborative projects involving visual music. Maya’s hand-crafted animations and collages are 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 was a 2020 City of Boston Artist Fellow, the recipient of a 2019 Yaddo Residency, a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship Award and the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film. Maya is a 2012 MFA graduate in Experimental Animation from CalArts. She first studied animation at Harvard University.