Group Show

October 13 - November 10, 2022

Contemporary Filipino American Art, LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

Group Show

April 30, 2022 - February 26, 2023

The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today, Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

Short Documentary

In the Making, American Masters, A new documentary short film by Ligaiya Romero: Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon available on PBS website


Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The SW Studio Program awards 17 artists with a free studio for one year. That means I'll be moving my studio to Dumbo after 14 years in Sunset Park! There will be an open studios event in April, so please stay tuned.

Video RecordingReConnect / ReCollect Roundtable

Our roundtable from May 26th at University of Michigan was recorded and is now available to watch. The research from this residency has been informing the new work and was an intense and transformative experience.


Artsy, Artists Are Reimagining the Family Portrait to Be More Inclusive, by Ayanna Dozier

San Francisco Chronicle, Maia Cruz Palileo's solo show weaves personal background with colonial history of Philippines, by Letha Ch'ien

Panorama, Un-Disciplining the Archive: Jerome Reyes and Maia Cruz Palileo, by Ellen Tani

Artsy, 16 Rising Artists of the Asian Diaspora in the United States, by Harley Wong

SSENSE, The Past is Proof Careful Nostalgia & Close History: Changing Our Perception of the Present, by Gaby Wilson

2019 Art Matters Grant Recipient

Hyperallergic, Best of 2019: Our Top 20 United States Art Shows, by Billy Anania

Artnet News, Here Are 6 of the Best ArtWorks at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, by Andrew Goldstein

Art Basel Stories, Fresh Paint: Seven Artists on the Rise, by Karim Crippa


Solo Show

September 14 - December 4, 2021

Long Kwento, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

Group Show

July 24 - November 27, 2021

Relations Diaspora and Painting

Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta

Catalogue available for purchase here

Art Fair

September 9-12

The Armory Show, Monique Meloche, FOCUS

Javits Center, New York, NY

Solo Show

March 6 - April 10, 2021

The Answer is the Waves of the Sea, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

Digital Catalogue HERE

VIDEO: Virtual Walkthrough HERE

Group Show

April 14 - 25, 2021

Contemporary Domesticity, Taymour Grahne Projects

Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia London W1W 7QA

December 2020

I am thrilled to be a recipient of the 2020 Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists!

Established through a provision of the artist’s Last Will and Testament, the Foundation has supported the work and artistic development of individual artists since 2001. Initially nominated by artists and arts professionals from across the country, a second panel of jurors selected four grantees to receive unrestricted funds to work in a technique, medium or discipline that is different from the one for which they are primarily recognized. 

I plan to use the grant to learn woodworking to expand my practice.

October 2020

In the Making | American Masters | PBS: A new documentary short film series

click on image to watch full film (US and Canada only)

Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon

Filmmaker Ligaiya Romero explores the life and work of Maia Cruz Palileo, the multi-disciplinary, Brooklyn-based artist who examines themes of migration and the permeable concept of home in her works, inspired by the oral history of her family’s arrival in the United States from the Philippines.

Watch the full film HERE

American Masters and Firelight Media present In the Making, a new documentary short film series following the lives and journeys of eight emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) cultural artists who bring insight and originality to their artistic craft.

Featuring eight cinematic and character-driven shorts by emerging BIPOC filmmakers, In the Making explores the artistic process of up-and-coming creatives through non-fiction storytelling.

July 8 - November 29th, 2020

RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting at PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal (Quebec)


February 8 – April 11, 2020

All of Them Witches at Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

December 5-8, 2019

Art Basel Miami with Monique Meloche Gallery

June 15, 2019- August 11, 2019 / September 3-October 20, 2019

Maia Cruz Palileo at Katzen Arts Center American University, Washington DC

September 19-22, 2019

EXPO Chicago with Monique Meloche Gallery

July 11 - August 24, 2019

The Empathy Lab at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

June 20 - August 16, 2019

THEM at Perrotin, New York, NY

July 2 - 13, 2019

Cultural Cousins, Chashama, New York, NY

May 25 - June 17, 2019

I'm Made of Water at Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY

February 2 - March 30, 2019

All The While I Thought You Had Received This at Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL

November 3 - December 1, 2018

Gold at Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

September 25 — October 7, 2018

The Way Back with Taymour Grahne, London, UK

February 2 - November 4, 2018

Face of the Future at The Rubin Museum, New York, NY

June 14 - September 16, 2018

Cast of Characters at LGBT Community Center, New York, NY

August 10 - 24, 2018

Junk Envy: Jordan Buschur and Maia Cruz Palileo at Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH

June 30 - July 7, 2018

USPS at Visual Arts, Architecture and Design School Free University of Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

May 17 - July 8, 2018

Meandering Curves of a Creek at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY