Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist who works collaboratively in performance, video, sculpture, and social practice. She has shown at The Shed, Tufts University Art Galleries, Brown University Granoff Center for the Arts, RISD Museum, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery at Parsons, and Cuchifritos Gallery. She co-created Look at Art. Get Paid. Residencies include Fine Arts Work Center, Andrew W. Mellon Residency at Haverford College, Asian American Arts Alliance of NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, and Queer|Art. Her work has been featured in BOMB Magazine and Hyperallergic.
A Fulbright grantee, Chao holds a BA in Anthropology from Brown University, an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Chao was named a 2022-23 Pew Fellow and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2023. She is a member of the Philadelphia art collective and DIY space, Vox Populi, and she teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) as Professor of Social Practice.