Maya Vivas

Maya presented at Tender Table on February 3, 2018 at In Other Words in Portland, OR.

Photo courtesy of Maya Vivas

Photo courtesy of 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 and where you came from: Cuban/Trinidadian Queer Artists

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