photo by Allison cekala

Maya Erdelyi is a Boston and LA-based award-winning animator and director.  She creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the unconscious. Maya’s animations utilize a hybrid approach to cut-paper stop-motion, puppetry, drawn and computer animation mixing low and hi-tech aesthetics and approaches. Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals, galleries and museums. Maya is a 2012 MFA graduate in Experimental Animation from CalArts, and is a director through 6PointMedia, a Hollywood Animation Studio. Maya directed the music video "New cannonball blues" for Tv on the RAdio's album and film "Nine types of light," which was nominated for a 2012 Grammy award for best long form music video. Her film "pareidolia" won the barbara aronofsky award at the 2013 ann arbor film festival. She is a recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film, and an upcoming residency at the Boston Center for the Arts. Maya is working on her first documentary animation entitled “Anyuka.” which will include a large-scale public art project entitled “Walk Cycle.” 

  • Maya is currently a Faculty member in Animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston and at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. 
  • Clients and collaborators include: Topic, Harvard Business Publishing, Huffington Post, VICE, Intel, Children’s Documentary Network, TV on the Radio, Michel Gondry, Aaron Rose,  Levi’s, Toyota, among others. 
  • Representation:                                                                                        PAREIDOLIA streaming now on FANDOR
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