Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist who works in video, performance, sculpture, and social practice. She is co-creator of Look at Art. Get Paid. (LAAGP), which is currently sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Chao has shown at The Shed, The New School, Tufts University, Brown University, the RISD Museum, Parsons School of Design, Haverford College, Helena Anrather Gallery, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Select talks and conference presentations include ICA Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the CUE Art Foundation. Her work has been discussed in BOMB Magazine, The Paris Review, and Hyperallergic.
Recent fellowships and residencies include: the Fine Arts Work Center (2017), Andrew W. Mellon Artist in Residence at Haverford College (2018), Asian American Arts Alliance of NYC Van Lier Fellow (2019), Philadelphia Museum of Art (2019), Pioneer Works residency (2020), and Queer|Art Mentorship (2020), where she is mentored by Yve Laris Cohen. A Fulbright grantee, Chao holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She currently teaches Sculpture at RISD.