Maya Hayuk: From the Chem Trails Series

October 3, 2014 – June 2015

Maya Hayuk CHEM TRAILS NYCMaya Hayuk. From the Chem Trails Series, installation view at Miller Theatre Lobby, Fall 2014.
Photograph by Gerald Sampson.

Curated by Deborah Cullen

A site-specific wall mural for Miller Theatre at Columbia University in collaboration with The Wallach Art Gallery


Maya Hayuk's vibrant, abstract murals are immersive and metaphysical, vivid visual pleasures that envelop us both physically and intellectually. She has painted site–specific murals all over the world and maintains an active studio in Brooklyn. Her lush, elaborate improvisations have been seen from Australia to Belgium, Brazil to the Bowery. Her site-specific work in the Miller Lobby will be the theater's second lobby project, presented in collaboration with The Wallach Art Gallery.

Past Event:

Artist Talk and Reception
with Maya Hayuk

Wednesday, November 19, 5:30pm
Miller Theatre lobby

Come explore Maya Hayuk's new site-specific mural, part of her Chem Trails series, now on view in the lobby of Columbia's Miller Theatre. The evening begins with an intimate talk with the artist about her process and influences, moderated by Wallach Art Gallery Director and Chief Curator, Deborah Cullen. A Brooklyn-based artist with a diverse practice, Hayuk creates art in and for a range of contexts, from gallery exhibits to street art to museum commissions. She has painted her murals all over the world and has been the subject of exhibitions and commissions at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Musee E.A.V., Rio De Janiero, Brazil; among many others. The talk will be followed by a reception celebrating this new work, held right alongside Hayuk's massive, technicolor mural. This event is presented by the Arts Initiative as part of their series Creative Conversations: Ideas into Form. Maya Hayuk's site-specific work in the Miller Theatre lobby was co-commissioned by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and Miller Theatre at Columbia University.