Art at Tillie's: Maya Edelman

Maya Edelman has gained a loyal local following since her first show at Tillie's.  Check out her drawings and paintings on wood this month at the coffee shop.maya_0004 maya_0005

September 8th – October 10th 2009

In her youth Maya Edelman was known to say that when she grew up, she either wanted to be a ballerina, a little boy named Igor, or an artist. She is currently pursuing the latter of these goals.  After emigrating from her native Russian city of Rostov in 1993, she landed in New York, and has been living and drawing in Brooklyn since.

She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2008, and has since taught media arts and worked on various projects, most recently an animated “pitch” for a new film by director Michel Gondry. Though she received her formal training in animation, she has never lost her love for traditional media such as painting and drawing.

Her current materials of choice include wood she finds in the dumpster, pieces of furniture, and acrylic paint. Her art is focused on expressing alienation and awkwardness, and the juxtaposition of organic and mechanical objects. Her subjects often include birds, typewriters, and rotary phones. Reception: Wednesday, September 9th, 7 – 9 p.m.