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PRESS / INTERVIEWS

2022               Allure Magazine
2022               Glamour Magazine
2020               i-D Magazine / VICE
2020               Elephant Art | Zine of the month winner
2020               Blame Magazine
2021                Assemblage
2020               Daily Advent News

EXHIBITIONS/VENDORS


2024                8-Ball Valentine's Day Zine Fair @ Sixth Street
2024                Prada Store NYFW Feb. 2024 SoHo | Print Feature in front of Prada Store
2024                Two pieces featured for bidding: “HERE for Urban Justice Center” Gallery Auction
2023                Lucky Risograph, Lucky & Friends Holiday Market (Exhibitor + Vendor)
2023                Brooklyn Museum | Sunday Zine Fair Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines
2023                8-Ball Community Halloweekend Zine Fair El Dorado Park Coney Island
2023                Lucky Risograph, Lucky & Friends Fall Market (Exhibitor + Vendor)
2023                Rehearsal Art Book Fair at University Settlement Bungee Space x Accent Sisters
2023                Hester Street Fair | Community Type x Dahsar at Pier 17 - The Seaport (Exhibitor + Vendor)
2023                Printed Matter / St Marks and 8-Ball Community Zine Fair (Exhibitor + Vendor)
2023                Dale Zine | Echoes of Brazil Vendor, Miami
2022                Mujeristas Collective, exhibition for "Beauty and Immigration Zine" New Women Space, Williamsburg
2020                BFA Final Thesis Review, Parsons School of Design, 14th st, 5th Ave
2019                Advanced Experimental Filmmaking Short Film Screening, 14th st, 5th Ave
2019                Livegirl,  Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2016               “Through Our eyes” Art Exhibition, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2016                “Off We Gogh” 29th Annual Senior Art Show, New Canaan, CT

GUEST LECTURES

2024                Cornell University and New York Public Library | Photobooks Workshop | Ares Maia as Guest Artist
2024                Columbia University | Zines, Design, and Self-Publishing | Ares Maia as Guest Artist
2023                Parsons School of Design | Contemporary Photobooks Talk | Ares Maia as Guest Speaker 


AWARDS/GRANTS

16 - 2020        BFA Honors Scholarship, Parsons School of Design
2016                Jennifer CoCo Award: Recognition Award and Scholarship For Achievement in Visual Art
2016                First Place Award : Teen Visions Art Show at Sacred Heart University
2016                New Age Film Festival: Leadership Award
2016                New Age Film Festival: Best Visual Effects in a Film

LEADERSHIP

15 - 2020      New Age Film Festival

SPONSORED PROJECTS

2019              Sponsored by Verizon
2019              Sponsored by Swarovski

NEWSPAPERS

2016             Artist Profile
2016             Carriage Barn - New Canaan News