MAYAH LOVELL                                                                      

lovellmayah@gmail.com

Instagram: @mayahlovell_art

Education 

Poetry Field School,  Elaine Khan, 2018-present

Warman School, LA Warman, 2020    

 

Johns Hopkins University     Jan 2019-Present

Individualized Genomics and Health

M.S. Candidate, 2022

 

Skills

 

prose, poetry

performance prose, sci-fi

Visual constructions of portraits and figures

Painting mediums: acrylic, oils, ink, watercolour, watercolor 

Drawing: graphite, ink, pencil

Sculpture: fabric, wire, modeling clay 

Sound: vocal, instrumental, digital

 

Exhibition 

 

Group

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

 

Solo

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


Features and Curation

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
 

Writing

Readings 

Stories Bookstore & Cafe, LA, California, 2022

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

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:

coven poetry, mixed mag, peach fuzz mag

stone of madness press, wussy mag, bat city review

Chapbooks

sextile Sun - mars, 2019

-88 opposition venus, 2017


 

Vendor Events

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-erotia, 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.

 

Mayah has creative talents as a painter, writer, performance artist, sound artist, curator, editor, art activist and more.

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