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Maia Chao

Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores play and absurdity as subversive and emancipatory tools for collaboration and collective imagining.

Co-creator of Look at Art. Get Paid. (LAAGP), Chao is committed to socially engaged art that models counter-institutions, alternative spaces and redistribution. LAAGP is set to launch across a cohort of art museums in Massachusetts in 2019–21 including the Museum of Fine Arts, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has shown at the Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown Art Museum, Brown University, RISD Museum, School of the MFA and RI’s Center for Reconciliation. Chao was a Van Lier Fellow of the Asian American Arts Alliance. Residencies include the Fine Arts Work Center, Haverford College and Pioneer Works. Commissions include the Museum of Capitalism and The Shed.

A Fulbright grantee, Chao holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from RISD.

Spring 2020 Courses

  • SCULP-4784-01 Sophomore Sculpture: Research Studio
  • SCULP-4784-02 Sophomore Sculpture: Research Studio