Maya Erdelyi was born in New York City and is currently living in Boston. She is an award-winning animator/designer and director. She creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the unconscious. Maya’s animations utilize 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 and museums and DIY venues.
She is a recipient of a 2019 Yaddo Residency, a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship Award and the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film. Maya is a Faculty member in Animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University; and the Lesley College of Art + Design in Boston.