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Maya Stocks

MA work

Merging design, moving image and art-based practice, my work revolves around investigations into sensory experience manifested through the use of colour, pattern and symbolism. Initial research into ritual uses of pattern and iconography has evolved into a broader examination of chaos and creation in the cosmos, locating its presence in the ‘everyday’ or mundane. Sensations of exhilaration, obliteration and disorientation are created through a textural exploration of artificial landscapes, phenomena of visual perception, art-historical clichés and patterns of disaster.


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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2011

  • Merging design, moving image and art-based practice, my work revolves around investigations into sensory experience manifested through the use of colour, pattern and symbolism. Initial research into ritual uses of pattern and iconography has evolved into a broader examination of chaos and creation in the cosmos, locating its presence in the ‘everyday’ or mundane. Sensations of exhilaration, obliteration and disorientation are created through a textural exploration of artificial landscapes, phenomena of visual perception, art-historical clichés and patterns of disaster.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Visual Communications, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 1998
  • Experience

  • Creative consultant, Maya Stocks Design, Paris/London, 2006-9; Art director, House+Holme, London, 2008; Senior designer, Apple Inc., San Francisco, USA, 2007; Art Director, Marc Newson Ltd, Paris/London, 2000-5
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2010; MKII 1st Anniversary, MKII, London, 2010; Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France, 2004; Designing Modern Britain (for Marc Newson), Design Museum, London, 2000
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Guggenheim/YouTube Play Awards, 2010