Maya Gurantz interrogates social imaginaries of American culture and how constructions of gender, race, class and progress operate in our shared myths, public rituals and private desires. Her work in video, performance, installation and social practice has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (solo), the Grand Central Art Center (solo), Greenleaf Gallery (solo), Pieter PASD (solo), the Museum of Contemporary Art Utah, Angels Gate Cultural Center, the Oakland Museum of California, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, Navel LA, Art Center College of Design, The Goat Farm Atlanta, The Great Wall of Oakland, High Desert Test Sites, Autonomie Gallery, and Movement Research at Judson Church. She is the recent recipient of the inaugural Pieter Performance Grant for Dancemakers. She has written for This American Life, The Frame on KPCC, The Awl, Notes on Looking,Avidly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Acid-Free, Baumtest Quarterly, RECAPS Magazine, and an anthology, CRuDE, published by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Bourges; she co-translated Be My Knife and Someone to Run With by Israeli novelist David Grossman. Maya also co-hosts culture and politics podcast The Sauce. She has a BA from Yale and an MFA in Studio Art from UC Irvine. Her website is mayagurantz.com.