Maya Erdelyi

Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator and artist. She creates intricate handmade animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, music, 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 is a recipient of a 2020 City of Boston Artist Fellowship Award, a 2019 Yaddo Residency, a 2018 WGBH Launchpad Residency, a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship Award and the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film. Her most recent project was as curator of the group animation show The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions at the Mills Gallery in Boston. Erdelyi is a 2012 MFA graduate in Experimental Animation from CalArts. She is currently finishing an experimental animated documentary about her refugee grandmother and developing a large-scale installation project in the city of Boston slated to open in 2022. Erdelyi is a native New Yorker currently based in Boston, where she lives with her animator husband and their toddler Paloma.

Spring 2022

FAV-5105-01 Animation Practices
portrait of Maya Erdelyi