France - USA , 1988
French photographer born in 1988, Maia Flore lives and works in Los Angeles. She
studied at the Gobelins School, became a member of Agence Vu and started
exhibiting her works in 2011 at the Circulations Festival and at the Rencontres
d’Arles. In the summer 2012, she left for a residency in Finland and started
working on installations. In the following years, she pursued this research at
Kala Art Institute of California-Berkeley and in various other places.
Taking her own person as a model, Maia Flore invents situations where her hair and
her body act with the landscape or the scenery and transfigure the reality.
In 2015, Maia Flore became the 20th winner of the HSBC Prize for Photography. In 2020, Editions contrejour publishes D’îles en lune, the result of an artist’s residency in Saint-Malo in which her photographs meet the poems of Albane Gellé.