Maya Kramer creates objects and installations that speak to humanity’s fraught relationship to its environment. The artist uses surprising materials such as, ice, coal, rust, newspaper and laundry detergent to fashion pieces and tableaux that conjure both estrangement and loss. Time, entropy, and transience also figure prominently and are at times enacted in her overture and serve as a reminder of the limits of human perspective. Maya Kramer obtained her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2006 and has shown with institutions such the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Van Abbe Museum, and The Shanghai Gallery of Art among others. She is represented by Capsule Gallery in Shanghai.