Maya Vivas


Maya Vivas is co-owner of Ori Gallery and a ceramic sculptor whose work is rooted in the intersections of black, femme & queer identity.


One sentence to describe yourself: Cuban/Trinidadian Queer Artist

What will you be presenting on? Reconciling the love of one’s culture/family with trauma stemming from said culture and family.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: It's done when you can smell it.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Fried plantains white rice and beans.

Favorite food: Pholourie with chutney dip

Recommended reading: salt. by Nayyirah Waheed

Best meals: Anything spicy

Food you’d like to try: Balut