Maize’s process oriented approach explores language, colour, movement [gravity/time/space] and the patterns of human systems. The material or performance is a catalyst for larger conversations – the expression a result of connection to space, community and place – taking seriously both the conceptual framework and materials as a starting point, to engage the audience in political, psychological, historical and geographical contexts.
Andrew Maize is a interdisciplinary settler [scottish/irish/english] artist who occupies traditional Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
As an arts educator and organizer, he is involved in collaborative projects such as White Rabbit Arts, the Circus of the Normal and the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Maize studied poetry, children’s literature and music history at Fanshawe College in 2005 and received a BFA Interdisciplinary from NSCAD University in 2011. Maize was shortlisted in the RBC Painting Competition in 2015 and 2016.
To contact, please email: andrew.maize[at]gmail.com