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Maya Pegues

A senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, United States. Maya is a Painting Major with a Production Design Minor. She has the goal of becoming a creative consultant or creative art director. Maya is interested in many different forms of art, such as film, photography, art direction, and more, all areas where she studies on her own time outside of her classes. She has done work for SCAD student films as a dancer, choreographer, and set decorator. Two of the films where she performed as a dancer and set dresser have received numerous awards at film festivals. She is currently working on her own film, which she is directing and writing, as well as producing and creating the costume design.

Artist: Maya Pegues

Based in Georgia, United States



Culturally Arts Collective features:

"Hidden Eyes", April 15-May 27 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions 

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
I aim to express myself and how I perceive the subjects and content I choose to paint. It really is for the viewer to be drawn into the piece and daydream, and less about me.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from daydreaming, my inner child, and my journey with ADHD/ADD.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
The people I have met through school and those select few professors, have created quite the impact on me through my journey with self, style, and creativity. Without them, I wouldn't be as motivated as I am to create and collaborate.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
Yes, only because I had been taught so long to be a realistic artist or one that focuses on portraits. I create what I see because I like it and not because it has to be proportional and for trends. In this way, I am pushing my boundaries as an artist and also the standard education we receive.
What are your long-term artistic goals? 
My dream is to be an art director or freelance creative consultant for any and all types of artistic expression. Right now my main focus is breaking into the film industry and or music industry, and grow my network and knowledge.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Make things happen, because you can do it. You really have to have faith in yourself first before you can be established in your practice. Through this, you can really create anything you desire because people will see your passion and confidence, and want to be a part of what you are creating.
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