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Maya Grace Misra



MFA 2020

Maya Grace Misra is an artist and researcher working in vexillology, the study of iconography and artifacts such as flags through which national history, identity, and belonging are conveyed. She investigates these forms through a variety of media including photography, sculpture, and miniature painting. Referencing both national symbols and institutional critique, Misra’s work untangles the images that are presented to us alongside socially accepted historical narratives. Misra draws on her own experience as a white-passing South Asian- American woman to situate these images and artifacts within larger frameworks of culture and history. Formerly based in New York City, Misra currently lives and works in San Diego, CA as she pursues an MFA degree in visual arts at the University of California- San Diego.