Hello, my name is Amina Maya and I’m a designer and photographer.  



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Amina Maya is a designer, photographer and curator with roots in both Sierra Leone and the United States. Amina draws upon the imagery, color, and patterns that define West African art. Her work centers around documenting the beauty of the people from the African Diaspora as well as the rich, evolving culture of Black America. Her artistic practice visually encapsulates ancestral teachings. Amina has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications; with an academic focus on cultural preservation through print and digital design.

Amina has served as a co-curator of festival:festival, a guest speaker for Seattle Art Museum’s My Favorite Things Tour, and a youth educator for Seattle International Film Festival. Her work has been featured in several publications, including City Arts Magazine, PDN Edu and Mura Press.

 In her free time, Amina enjoys mixing oils and herbs, making music and updating her Pinterest.






festival:festival. Co-Curator. LoveCityLove & Northwest Film Forum. 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

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

Melanin. Been Gold. Cornish Playhouse. Seattle, WA




Seattle Art Museum My Favorite Things Tour. Guided Tour. Seattle, WA

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



Connect with me @amina_maya