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                                                                  MAYAH LOVELL                                                              

Instagram: @mayahlovell_art


Poetry Field School,  Elaine Khan, 2018-present

Warman School, LA Warman, 2020-present    

John Hopkins University   Jan 2019-2023

M.S. in Individualized Genomics and Health


prose, poetry

performance prose, sci-fi

Visual constructions of portraits and figures

Painting mediums: acrylic, oils, ink, watercolour

Drawing: graphite, ink, pencil

Sculpture: fabric, wire, modeling clay, wood, wax 

Sound: vocal, instrumental, digital instrument, guitar


Exhibition and Collection 


The Invincible Visible - Transformer Annual Exhibition & Benefit Auction, 2023

Bat City Magazine, 2021

     Relative Positions, Washington, D.C. 2019

Healing Outside from Within, Washington, D.C. 2019

Inspired Bodies, Washington, D.C., 2019

Salon de Libertad, Love + Solidarity Collective, Washington, D.C. 2019

Love + Solidarity Collective, Washington, D.C. 2019

LGBTQ+ Exhibit: SoHy Studio, Hyattsville, MD, 2019

Rebirth Exhibit: She/They, Frederick, MD, Aug 2019

She/They, Frederick, MD, Aug 2018



“Cum 2 My Bedroom,” Washington, D.C. 2019

Features and Curation

How Do We Gather Now?, WPAC 2023

dykes day, a holigay

Wherewithal Grantee, 2022

To Imagine A form of Life, 2022

Cooperative Arts Cohort, 2021

Bid to Fight COVID Art Auction, Art Shopping Network, 2021

Sumacurae,  curator of reading fundraiser, 2020

Mutual Aid and Community Organizing



Stories Bookstore & Cafe, LA, 2022

Sophie Calle Exhibit, BK NY, 2021

DC Black Lives Matter, 2020

She/They, Frederick, MD, Aug 2019 

Inspired Bodies, Washington, D.C., 2019

Salon de Libertad, Love + Solidarity Collective, Washington, D.C. 2019

Spit Dat DC, 2018

She/They, Frederick, MD, Aug 2018 

Prose Performances

Phanto at Pieter Space, LA, 2023

Sophie Calle Exhibit Installation, NY 2021

Concurrency ii, Washington, D.C. 2019

Virgo New Moon Retreat, Baltimore MD, 2019

DC Dyke Fest, Washington, D.C. May 2019

Mad Ox, College Park, MD, 2017

Published in:

dykes day, a holigay by hermetic state,

coven poetry, mixed mag, peach fuzz mag

stone of madness press, wussy mag, bat city review


Phanto,  Nuoei Press, 2023

(Soma)tic Horoscope Poetry Exercises, Hermetic State, 2022

sextile Sun - mars, 2019

-88 opposition venus, 2017


Vendor Events

Summer Camp, 2023

Dew Drop Inn Holiday Market, Washington D.C 2022

Pancakes and Booze, Washington D.C. 2022

DC Dyke Fest, Washington, D.C. May 2019

Chaand Raat, Washington, D.C. 2019


Affiliations and Memberships

Poetry Field School

Hermetic State

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

Art x Action, College Park, MD 

DC Dyke March

                  Mayah Lovell is a Black lesbian latinx from suburban-area D.C. Her artistry roots in Caribbean transcendence beside Black queer ancestors and awakens by practice in fantasy, neo-erotica, and ritualism. She is a first-generation descendant of Caribbean servitude–her matriarchal lineage is birthed in “Canal Zone,” originally Rainbow City, Panamá by way of Barbados; and her patriarchal lineage is birthed in Kingston, Jamaica. It is in Caribbean knowledge where she learned the wisdom of redemption, abolition, and survival in spirituality.


Through self-taught and Black ancestral education, she has curated, exhibited and performed art in D.C., NY, LA, Connecticut, Philly, Baltimore, and online, while fostering, teaching, and holding community for artists and creatives.  Her work was selected for The Invincible Visible - Transformer’s 19th Annual Exhibition & Benefit Auction and  Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery. Mayah was a Wherewithal Grantee of 116 applicants for 2021-2022 for multimedia project, “dykes day a holigay,” and a Keystone Listener for WPADC’s “How Do We Gather Now?” 2023 event. Her prose poetry lives in Peach Fuzz Mag, Coven Poetry, Stone of Madness Press, Hermetic State, and Nueoi Press through her debut 2023 chapbook, Phanto.

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