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︎Fok Fok
︎Fok Fok TV (Mukbang Live)
︎Karmic I
︎Farang Kee-Nok (Bird Sh!t Foreigner) 🐦
︎Idea Furnace
︎Imported Deported
︎Semiotics of a Thai Kitchen



Other


Pecha Kucha
Various Video Works





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MAY MAYLISA CAT

info@maymaylisacat.com
Based in Portland, OR
1987








BIO


May Maylisa Cat is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans video, paintings, glass, and live performances. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, NY. Her projects have received support from multiple grants including the Precipice Fund from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation, the Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, the New Media Fellowship from Open Signal, and grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland, OR. 

May has attended residencies at Chautauqua Visual Arts, Wassaic Project, Santa Fe Art Institute, Glean Portland, Caldera Arts, and Pittsburgh Glass Center. She will be in future residencies at c3:initiative, New Media Gallery Residency at Jack Straw Cultural Center, and Bunker Projects. Her work has been featured in WWeek’s March edition with Shannon Gormley’s piece “May Cat’s Portland Exhibit Grapples With Thai Ghost Movies, Her Family History and Livestock Entrails” and in multiple online publications. She has spoken as a guest lecturer for Carnegie Mellon University School of Fine Art in Pittsburgh, PA and as a teaching artist for Caldera Arts in Sisters, OR. She is currently based in Portland, OR.






ARTIST STATEMENT


Using parody and queer archive activism, my work lies at the intersection of food culture, racialized labor, and identity. My work plays a critical role on the dominant discourses towards the community, the fantasy of the cultural “Other,” and how contemporary art appropriated non-western social imaginaries, bringing them to a diluted, universal conception of art. Through worldmaking, I unravel hidden social dynamics and critique power by creating my own systems.






Gratefully acknowledging the following supporters & collaborators:





Alliance of Artists Communities

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts + the Calligram Foun dation

c3:initiative

Caldera Arts

Chautauqua Visual Arts

Ford Family Foundation

Glean Portland + Cracked Pot + Metro

Open Signal

Oregon Arts Commission

Pittsburgh Glass Center

Precipice Fund

Regional Arts and Culture Council

Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts

Santa Fe Art Institute

Tender Table

Wassaic Project
Nina Vichayapai, artist
Nuttaphol Ma, artist
Sholeh Asgary, artist
Emily Baker, artist
Sarah Brahim, artist
Cay Horiuchi, artist, DJ

Zack Layhew, glass artist
Sam Meketon, glass artist