Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City based interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses identity, outsiderness and states of in-between. Her work has been exhibited in New York at: Anthology Film Archives, The Chocolate Factory, Microscope Gallery, New York Live Arts, and at Artisphere, (VA), Hammer Museum (CA), Borderlines Film Festival (UK), Moving Pictures Festival (CAN). Residencies include the Kala Art Institute (CA), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space (NY), Sedona Summer Colony (AZ) and the Ucross Foundation (WY). She is the recipient a Film/Video grant from the Jerome Foundation and project support from the Puffin Foundation. She was awarded a Jeff and a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for her work as a projections designer and has collaborated with choreographers and directors such as Wally Cardona, Ping Chong, David Cromer, Merce Cunningham, Kristin Marting, Bebe Miller and Donna Uchizono among many others. Ciarrocchi is a 2017 Artist in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum.
Her interdisciplinary project Gender/Power, which she co-directs with her collaborative partner Kris Grey, has been presented at Gibney Dance (NY), the Invisible Dog Arts Center (NY), and Smack Mellon (NY). Gender/Power has received funding support from the MAP Fund and the Franklin Furnace Fund and has been awarded residencies from the Baryshnikov Arts Center (NY), and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Process Space (NY).
Ciarrocchi earned a M.F.A. in Video and Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts and a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase.