amina maya













Amina Maya is a designer and photographer whose work centers around documenting and celebrating the beauty of the African diaspora. With roots in both Sierra Leone and the United States, Amina draws upon the imagery, color, and patterns that define West African art as well as the rich, evolving art culture of Black America. 

Amina is currently a graduating senior studying design and photography at Cornish College of the Arts and is inspired by the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. 

 In her free time, Amina enjoys cooking, making music and updating her Pinterest.





SULA Collective

Lithium Magazine

The 405


PDN Edu Fall 2017

Pink Things Magazine



Residencies and Panels

IGNITE: Retreat for Black Artists & Activists. Participant. Private Residence. Vancouver, B.C

 Festival:Festival. "Arts and Activism" Panelist. Northwest Film Forum. Seattle, WA

Center on Contemporary Art Gener8 Artists Residency. Participant. COCA Gener8 Studios. Seattle, WA




"Summer School Collective's Comfort Poster Show" Half Moon. Consign Design Belltown. Seattle, WA

"Cornish Poster Show" 1st Place Poster Design.  Bumbershoot Festival of Music and Arts. Seattle, WA.

"Block the Juvie". Respectability. Seattle, WA. Gallery 1412. Seattle, WA

"Unity at the Bemis Summer Art Show". Jaida and Hanna. The Bemis Building. Seattle, WA

"Party for the Bees." Jungle Babe. The Warehouse, Seattle, WA

"COCA Gener8 Artists Residency Capitol Hill June and July Artwalk."  Respectability. COCA Gener8, Seattle, WA.

"COCA Members Show 2017: Make America Create Again" . The Monolith Myth. Center on Contemporary Art. Seattle, WA.

"Design for Social Change Poster Show". Migrations. Cornish College of the Arts, President's Gallery. Seattle, WA.



"Seattle Design Festival Block Party". Metal Over Wood. Seattle

"Permanent Installation". Jaida and The Monolith Myth. Aldaheff Studio At Cornish Playhouse. Seattle

"Melanin". Been Gold. Cornish Playhouse. Seattle, WA




connect with me @amina_maya