Maya Beverly is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York, whose work is primarily centered around Sculpture and Ceramics. In 2020, she received her BFA from New York University in Studio Art (Honor's Studio). Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States including, New York, Florida, California, and Washington, D.C.and internationally in the United Kingdom and Mexico. She has held residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Archie Bray Foundation and Township10. Her work is held in several public collections and libraries, including , Apple Music, Princeton University’s Graphic Art Collection and The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Thomas J. Watson Library.
Much of her practice is informed by her interest in a wide variety of objects and their functionality spanning from ancient artifacts to items that are culturally relevant present day. Recurring themes of interest include the power of objects, the act of adorning, societal expectations of beauty, distortion, and manipulation. Through her practice, she seeks a comprehensive understanding of how the function of an object extends beyond its materiality and often communicates something unseen. Her process often involves combining material from personal archives, and other materials that are imbued with cultural history and tradition. By centering her work around ceramics and sculpture, she physically interacts with these materials and continues to imagine what extending the body into space can mean.