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MAYA PORTNER
Lecturer
Office Room 368 / 808.956.7291/ mportner@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH AREAS – Fibers, Foundations, The “Philosophers Pedagogy”

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BIO
Maya Portner’s artwork results in objects and images. With a process rooted firmly in drawing, she is primarily concerned with materials and their physical and conceptual potentials. Her current practice involves papermaking, paper cutting, drawing, and printmaking such as linoleum block- and screen-printing.

Maya Portner grew up in Honolulu. Portner spent time at the Museum of Natural History ‘La Specola’ in Florence, Italy, where she later held a solo exhibition. Her work was included in the Holland Paper Biennial of 2008 in Den Haag, The Netherlands. In 2011 Portner traveled to Gujurat, India, as Artist-in-Residence at CHHAAP Baroda Printmaking Studio. She also actively exhibits her work in Honolulu, and serves as Secretary of Hawai‘i Craftsmen.

EDUCATION
MFA – University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
BFA – Washington University School of Art, St. Louis
Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy
University of Florence, Department of Art History, Florence, Italy
Haystack Mountain School of Craft

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 101 (Introduction to Visual Art)
ART 101A (Introduction to Visual Art- HONORS)
ART 103 (Introduction to Fiber)
ART 339 (Designing Surface)
ART 438 (Applied Textile History)

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