Maya Wallis works across text, performance and scanned image to expose hidden and private moments of pleasure. She is fascinated by everyday acts, such as dressing and listening to music, that bring joy, excitement, and bodily rushes.

Through focusing on one small instant, Maya tends to romanticize and fabricate these into something bigger than they are, adding weight or importance where not deemed necessary. Partnering visual elements to text, Maya constructs an aesthetic fiction that attempts to blur lines between what is felt on the inside and outside of the body.



2020 – 2021 The Collective Studio, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead

2016 – 2020 BA Hons Fine Art, Newcastle University


Selected Exhibitions

2022 Collective, 36 Limestreet Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2022 Under One Roof, Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

2021 Loose Time, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2021 Baltic Open Submission, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Arts, Gateshead

2020 Hungry Eyes Festival, Kiz, Geißen, Germany

2020 3rd Wave, Online Exhibition, supported by The Newbridge Project

2020 Made It 2020, Short Supply Manchester, Online Exhibition

2020 Eyes Wide Open Film Festival, Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne



2022 Artist in Residence, Textur, Berlin

On-going Material Girl, Residency with Slacks Radio, Tyne and Wear



2023 Co-founder of Albion Row Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne

2022 Supporting Material, Edited by Maya Wallis, Printed by Overlay Press

2021 A way Away with Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat, supported by DIY 2020: L.A.D.A and Heart of Glass, St. Helens Merseyside



2023 Textur Issue 4: Solidarity 

2022 The Catalogue of Failures, Vol 2. 

2021 Build up to: Flick, Kick, Stomp, Shreik! on Publications

2020 SadGrads 2020 Zine Part 2 

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Financial skills
  • Fundraising
  • Project management
  • Workshsops (adult)